Tonight I was just trying to think back and remember if our daughter has ever had diaper rash. Every once in a great while, she has the smallest amount of redness, but even that is rare. So I guess you could say she has experienced *very* mild diaper rash on limited occasions.
While I feel extremely fortunate in this regard, I realize that our situation is the exception. Dr. Greene, pediatrician and author of Raising Baby Green, explains that, “Almost all children in diapers will get some diaper rashes, no matter how careful the parents are.”
Dr. Greene has some great tips for avoiding/minimizing diaper rash on his website. I’ve summarized the main points here:
- Change diapers frequently.
- Give that bottom some fresh air.
- Apply a protective lotion or cream while baby is in diapers.
Lansinoh, a trusted brand for breastfeeding products, recently came out with a Diaper Rash Ointment that is “fragrance-free,” “hypoallergenic,” and “non-greasy.” The ointment is available at Babies R Us, Target, and several other retailers across the U.S. and retails for approximately $6.99.
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*UPDATE* The winner is #4 Charline S. Congratulations!