Baby Care Tips
Remember the Tush
Diapered skin is often wet, exposed to a lot of friction from rubbing and then there s the poop. All can irritate a baby s skin. To take care of this sensitive area, change your baby s diaper often. Cleanse the area gently with disposable wipes that are alcohol and fragrance free, or use a damp washcloth.
Let your baby air outwhen possible, and use a barrier cream before strapping a diaper back on.
A barrier ointment containing either zinc oxide or petroleum jelly should be applied liberally to the skin after every diaper change,Theos says. It helps keep your little one s skin from getting too wet and raw.