Parenting Tips

Preventing Diaper Rash

Most parents have experienced at one time or another an unhappy baby with a bout of diaper rash!  More often than not diaper rash is caused by trapped moisture.  The introduction to solid foods can also bring on redness and chaffed skin.

As a new parent you may wonder how often you need to change your newborn.  A newborn baby can have as many as eight to ten poops a day.  So yes, this means you should change your newborn 8 to 10 times a day.  If your baby hasn’t pooped, he or she can probably go for 2 to 3 hours without needing a diaper change.  It’s always best to check your baby’s diaper often.  Clean with warm water and a soft cotton ball and apply a zinc-based barrier cream each time to keep diaper rash away.  And be mindful to review the ingredients of any barrier cream to ensure it is all-natural, fragrance-free, and made with nut-free ingredients.

Nanny Robina,
Parenting Expert
www.nannyrobina.com

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