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What Causes Diaper Rash? Tips to prevent diaper rash

Diaper rash is unavoidable for a little one in diapers. The first time you see red bumps on your baby’s sweet bottom, you’re sure to be a little upset. Diaper rashes are very common and this problem keeps coming back till your baby is in diapers.

Here I am writing down some causes of diaper rashes and also some tips to heal the painful rash.

What Causes Diaper Rash?
  • Diaper rashes mostly grow in warm, moist places.
  • Ingredients in disposable diapers
  • Irritation by urine and stool
  • New foods or products
  • Sensitive skin
  • Improper diaper size
  • Baby skin care products (Diaper rash cream)
  • Antibiotics taken by a nursing mother or baby

Tips for Preventing Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can be very painful for your little baby. It is important to treat these rashes on time with some appropriate measures to keep your baby healthy and happy.  Hope these tested strategies help you get rid of diaper rashes.

Change the diaper after a certain period of time.

Replacing a soiled diaper with a clean diaper plays a key role in preventing diaper rash. The damp diaper may cause irritation and it also raises rash enzymes. So even if you find that diaper is not heavy or baby isn’t fussing for a change, change it after 2 to 3 hours.

Give your baby some diaper free time.

Before you replace the diaper, give your baby’s bum some diaper free time.

Choose appropriate diaper size.

Please choose diaper size appropriately. Diapers should fit properly and it should not be tight – after all you want baby’s diaper snug enough to prevent leaks.

Avoid irritants

Avoid use of unnecessary products on baby’s skin like perfumes, scented wipes, harsh soaps etc. Use water-based wipes or cotton balls to clean the area. Use good quality products to avoid rashes.

Rash Creams

It is very essential for mothers to take care of their babies’ skin by keeping it clean, dry and well moisturized. While following a good skin care routine I always wanted to try good diaper rash cream. Recently I got an opportunity to try Dermamive Rash cream.


Dermavive rash cream is a soap-free cream and soothes baby skin. The cream maintains the pH and prevents skin from rashes. It keeps the skin moisturized and heals inflamed skin. It is ideal for infant and toddlers as it protects your baby from heat and diaper rashes. Apply a generous amount onto and around the affected area and wait for sometime before changing the nappy.


  • Natural Colloidal Oatmeal
  • Almond Oil
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Sodium PCA

Key Features:

  • Comprises natural colloidal oatmeal
  • Skin sensitive cream with pH balance
  • Suitable for newborns and toddlers.
  • Soap-free cream
  • Odorless
  • It is non-greasy and blends so well.
  • Keeps skin moisturized.

 Price: ₹ 900 for 100g.

Availability – It is available on different portals like Amazon, Flipkart, and Firstcry.

 Switch diaper brand

If diaper rash keeps coming back after all the measures then trying changing your diaper. Sometimes good diapers suck all the moisture from the baby’s skin to keep them dry. Try some other brand and check for the rashes.

Diaper rashes are one of the most common problems which every mother face. Please keep the area clean and moisturized.

Note- Please check with your pediatrician before using any product on your baby.

Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post. However, the views shared are based on my own experience.





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