Diaper rash is a common occurrence that affects many babies, but that doesn’t make it any less worrisome for new parents. Hopefully, this blog and a little coconut oil will help make both you and baby feel a bit better.
Understanding diaper rash
Simply put, diaper rash is inflamed skin (also known as dermatitis) that appears as bright red skin on where your baby is diapered, often as a result of wet or infrequently changed diapers, sensitive skin, or chafing.
If you’re not sure if your baby is experiencing diaper rash, look for these symptoms:
- Inflamed skin: Look for red, tender-looking skin on the butt, diaper, or genitals.
- Mood changes: If your baby is more uncomfortable than normal, especially during diaper changes or when the diapered area is washed or touched, it could be diaper rash.
Diaper rash treatment
The good news is that diaper rash usually clears up with at-home, topical treatments, but the appearance and discomfort it causes your baby can be quite upsetting. To start, try air drying, more frequent diaper changes, and topical treatment.
Coconut oil for diaper rash is one such topical treatment because it’s known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce itching and irritation. It’s also been shown in studies to help promote wound healing, and, as an added bonus, it can provide a skin barrier to protect the skin as it recovers from the current case of diaper rash. What’s not to love, right?
Pure Baby provides relief
We recently released a new product, Pure Baby, which is designed to help both mom and baby in a variety of ways. You can use it to help clear up baby eczema, help your baby get to sleep, and even clear up baby constipation.
Have you used Pure Baby yet? Leave us a comment and let us know how it’s helped you or your baby!