Home / News / My baby has red buttocks and diaper rash

My baby has red buttocks and diaper rash

posted 2020 Jan by

My baby suffers from diaper rash

Especially for you, I've collected all the information about diaper rash on your baby's buttocks. Read about the regular solution. What it looks like, how to recognize it, but more importantly, how to fix it. 

Hey, is my baby suffering from diaper rash? 

Diaper rash can be a cause of your baby's crying. Imagine, you've got a diaper on all day and it's not comfortable. And your baby can only tell you that by crying. 

But how do you recognize diaper rash?  

Diaper rash is on your baby's buttocks. Or actually, on the skin that's covered by the nappy. Diaper rash is not very difficult to identify because your skin is red and irritated. It may even lie open or bleed a little. Pretty pathetic.

The cause of nappy rash is the abrasion of the nappy on a skin that is damp from urine or poop. Unfortunately, this is not always preventable. Stop no, you don't have to feel like a bad mother right away. That I can reassure you that every baby has diaper rash in its time. This is insurmountable. Your baby may have sensitive skin. Or teething. In that case, your child often has thin and acidic stools that can be an additional irritant. 

Yeah, what can I do about diaper rash?

We recommend that you give your baby a change of diaper often. How often should you do that? It is recommended by your doctor that you give your baby a nappy change 7 times a day. For example, you can tell yourself that you should give your baby a change of nappy before every feeding. 

By changing your baby, you can be sure he is well awake, allowing him to drink well.

But the most important thing is how do you get rid of a rash from there? 

Clean your baby with a warm washcloth and only water. This instead of perfumed billowing wipes. Because that perfume can be very painful on chapped skin. You can also use water-based wipes such as Waterwipes. The stool that sits on your baby's buttocks is sometimes difficult to get rid of. It's best to rub the buttocks with a little oil. That way you don't have to rub so hard.

The advice is to rub the skin with zinc ointment or zinc oil afterwards. A very well known zinc ointment is Sudocreme, but there is also an ointment from Zwitsal and Neutral also has a very good one. That is zinc ointment without dyes or perfume. Talcum powder is also recommended for red buttocks. It absorbs moisture so that the baby's skin can recover better. The disadvantage of talcum powder is that your little baby can breathe it in. Recent research has shown that it can be harmful to lung function. The talcum powder has been found in the lungs of people who use talcum powder twice a day. An alternative to talcum powder is cornstarch that verstuyft less. It also absorbs moisture and the baby's skin is nice and soft. 

A good idea is to let the baby's buttocks air dry just as well. So just put the baby down without a diaper. You can do this, for example, on your changing mat, which is then placed in the playpen. It is best to put your buttocks in the sun for a while. 

If your baby continues to suffer from red pills, you shouldn't hesitate to contact your doctor, because your baby can also suffer from a fungal infection. Especially if the skin is very red and it doesn't diminish after a day or two.

I wish you lots of success in changing all the lutes. And hopefully your baby's buttocks will be fixed soon. 


Open drop down