Taking care of nappy rash and red buttocks
Nappy rash isn’t dangerous or contagious, but it can be very painful causing your little one a lot of discomfort. The diaper change can turn into a true drama versus a nice and relaxing moment between child and mother. You want to be done with it fast. Medication isn’t necessary. The skin needs good nourishing to be able to repair.
What is the best way to take care of the skin?
There are many products available that you can use to salve your child’s bottom. From experience I know that there’s a high availability of products that smell nice, feel soft, pull into the skin quickly or even covers the skin. And what do they have in common? They just don’t work well enough.
So what can you use?
Eventually, it all comes down to the right ingredients. Below are a couple of solutions where the ingredient provides the right result.
Besides ensuring frequent diaper changes and cleaning the buttocks with water and neutral baby wipes you can use an ointment based on zinc oxide. This ingredient provides a protective layer on top of the baby skin. This way the skin will remain calm. The height of the percentage of the zinc indicates the efficacy of the mode of action.
Don’t: “normal” vaseline
Grandma’s advice and probably your own mother’s advice: just lubricate the buttocks with vaseline. Vaseline was and is still being used for multiple skin disorders. In our opinion ‘ordinary’ vaseline as an ingredient isn’t suitable for the vulnerable child’s skin. And for the environment. Vaseline originates from petrolatum or fossile oil and is won in the same way as oil. Thus, with a negative effect on the climate. At home my husband refers to it as motor oil, need I say more?
But vaseline has the characterisitic to cover the skin with an extra layer which retains moist and protects the skin from exteral influences and by doing so improving the skin barriere. That actually does make us happy, but we advize you to use a product based on vetegable petrolatum. The natural alternative for petrolatum. Not only is it friendly for your child’s skin but also for your kid’s future.
Nappy Rash Cream based on 100% vegetable petrolatum and zinc
“Best of both worlds” is what we like to call this version. A nourishing ointment with all the positive effects of vaseline – but instead as a natural, sustainable ingredient – in combination with the plus point of zinc oxide. The ultimate care for your babies bottom that actively protects the skin against irritating compounds such as urine and feces. In addition, it supports the skin repair. Your little one will be crawling around soon happy & pleased again!
And you know the tric with Maizena?
Also one of grandma’s advices and in contrary to usaging of normal vaseline, an advice with a positive outcome. Maizena takes up the fluids causing the buttocks to stay dry and enable damaged spots on the skin to calm. It is just a matter of sprinkeling and a bit of dabbling. The advantage is that you don’t have to touch the buttocks which often can be quite painful. However, make sure to clean the buttocks of your kid thoroughlyin between to make sure no lumps of maizena stay behind between the buttocks or in the vagina. When the buttocks skin appears more calm you can chose to change to treating with a soothing ointment that supports the complete repair of the skin.