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It feels pretty cool to say that we’ve kept 3 humans alive as parents. 3 tiny little beings came into the world, and my husband and I have done pretty well with keeping them safe, fed, and happy. Parenting achievement unlocked. Because of said achievement, we have some great parenting wisdom we love to pass along, especially when it comes to diaper rash. All 3 of our kids have experience diaper rash, and for new (and veteran) parents, it can be almost heartbreaking to see your kids go through. Here are some of our diaper rash tips and tricks for new parents.
Frequent Diaper Changes
This is probably the easiest way to prevent diaper rash, and relieve it if your little one is currently dealing with it. Wetness causes diaper rash, so if you can change your baby’s diaper at a scheduled time, a few times a day, that will help immensely. We used to set a timer to change our kiddos’ diapers every 2 hours. Think of the time that’s best for you, and make it top priority to get those little bums dry and clean.
Speaking of bums, let those little things out of those diapers! I know, I know. Things can get messy fast, depending on what and when your little one eats. But, (heh…butt) if you can give them some diaper-free time, do it. The warmer months and warmer climates make this easier to do, but all parents have the opportunity to give their little naked babes some “free” time. We used to do this in the morning after their first diaper change of the day, and before bed during the interim between bath time and pajama time.
Wrap It Loose and Free
OK, baby has gotten enough of their streaking spell, so now it’s time for a diaper. Here’s a genius tip: put the diaper on as loose as you can. Air circulation will help to prevent and relieve diaper rash. It’s also great if you can dress them in loose clothing as well, which is also better for play time. One way we made sure to keep some room in a diaper is to put the diaper on, one tab at a time, then undoing and re-doing those tabs. It sounds weird, but you actually naturally loosen the diaper the second time you place the tab on the side. We always make it too tight the first time we put it on our babies, for some strange, odd reason.
Use The Proper Products
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- protects all night long
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