One of the most frequent irritations found on babies is diaper rash. Diaper rash can be caused by various sources, and it can put the baby in a permanent state of discomfort. You hate to see your baby uncomfortable and in pain, and this discomfort can overflow into your daily life when the baby keeps you up all night. Every new mother and father needs a baby cream or balm that can quickly relieve irritation, and more importantly you need a baby balm that is safe. Angel Baby Bottom Balm, which is made by Earth Mama Angel Baby, is a safe and chemical free baby balm that can help to relieve diaper rash.
But before we get into the specifics of Angel Baby Bottom Balm, let’s address some of the causes of diaper rash. After all no baby balm will address diaper rash if the following causes aren’t under complete control.
What Can Cause Diaper Rash?
First and foremost it is imperative that the baby is clean. Start by checking your baby’s bottom to ensure that it is completely clean. Check all the folds of the skin, and after the bottom is clean make sure that it is completely dry. Moisture can cause just as much irritation as dirt!
It is often overlooked, but your baby’s diaper could be causing irritation. Disposable diapers are one of the leading causes of diaper rash. Disposable diapers frequently come in contact with numerous chemicals during production, and these chemicals can be pressed against the baby’s body while they’re wearing their diaper. Luckily it is relatively easy to tell if the diaper is causing irritation, because the area that the diaper touches will become red. The baby’s bottom should be the same color as the rest of their body. Many parents get used to the redness and think that it’s natural, but this is not normal and it should be addressed immediately. If the diaper is causing irritation try a different brand, or better yet start using cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are great, because they are cost effective and you know exactly what is going on your baby’s skin.
Diet can also contribute to the occurrence of diaper rash. A new addition to a baby’s diet can potentially cause diarrhea, and this may increase the chances of diaper rash. Diarrhea can quickly cause irritation, and it can be hard to change the baby’s diaper as frequently as needed. Consider what foods that the baby has recently consumed and whether or not they might be harsh on the digestive system.
Believe it or not teething may actually lead to diaper rash. Teething babies frequently have diarrhea, and as previously stated this can increase the occurrence of diaper rash. The best way to help the baby is to change them as soon as possible, as the diarrhea causes irritation and it will only get worse the longer it sits there. Make sure that the baby’s bottom is completely clean, and this may also be a good time to let the baby’s skin breath. It is also a good idea to use a safe diaper cream – even if you don’t normally – during bouts of diarrhea, because it can help to protect the skin from frequently coming in contact with diarrhea.
Many diaper rashes are also caused by yeast. Candida, which is a fungus, is frequently found on the skin, and it can cause yeast infections. Candida thrives in a warm and moist environment, like a baby’s bottom, so it is important to frequently change the baby’s diaper. If your baby is on antibiotics their chance for a yeast infection immediately goes up. Antibiotics can reduce the amount of beneficial bacteria that fight candida. This gives candida the perfect opportunity to become a problem. A fungal rash can be relatively easy to pin point. A fungal rash frequently has a deep-red color and well defined borders. These rashes are often scaly and dry, and they should be treated immediately. Fungal rashes may take longer to clear up, so don’t be alarmed if there aren’t immediate results.
The baby wipes that are used could also be causing diaper rash and other irritations. Many wipes that are sold nationwide contain harsh chemicals and preservatives that can dry out the skin and cause all kinds of irritations. A great solution is homemade wipes. They are easy to make and cheap, and they’re a great way to be sure that the baby is only consuming safe-all-natural ingredients.
Just like baby wipes, diaper creams can also have chemicals and other toxic ingredients. Diaper creams might actually cause more damage than the wipes though, because creams stay on the skin longer. This can cause severe irritation and pain, so make sure that the baby has a safe diaper cream.
What Are Some Safe Ways to Help With Diaper Rash?
After the source has been addressed, try Angel Baby Bottom Balm. It is made by Earth Mama Angel Baby, so it only contains natural ingredients that are safe for all babies. Angel Baby Bottom Balm is a soothing balm that can help to relieve irritations of all kinds, especially those on the bottom. Angel Baby Bottom Balm is made with only the finest natural ingredients. It utilizes olive oil, which can help to soothe and moisturize even the most irritated skin. Baby Bottom Balm also has shea butter to protect the skin from future irritations. Perhaps the best part of Angel Baby Bottom Balm is that it has herbs that can naturally fight bacteria and fungi. This means that it can help to suppress the outbreak of candida. Angel Baby Bottom Balm is a wonderful balm that is safe for everyone to use.
Angel Baby Bottom Balm is safe to use on diapers of all kinds, and it won’t stain cloth diapers. Any residue that is left by the balm will quickly and easily wash away.
Making homemade wipes is also a great way to prevent diaper rash. Homemade wipes are easy to make, cost very little, and they’re safe for the baby. The ingredients needed are:
- 1 Roll of Heavy Paper Towels
- 2 Tablespoons of Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash or another chemical free soap
- 1-2 Tablespoons of Organic Baby Oil or Olive Oil
- 2 Cups of Water
Once all the ingredients have been gathered, mix the liquids. Then put the paper towels into a bowl, and pour the mixture onto the paper towels. Let the towels sit for ten minutes, then flip the towels over, and let them sit for another ten minutes. Remove the paper towels from the mixture and remove the cardboard center. Find a good storage device, and the wipes are now ready to be used.
Diaper rash can be caused by numerous sources, and the first step in combating your child’s diaper rash is pinpointing the cause. After you have found the source of the diaper rash follow the above advice, and help to soothe the skin with Angel Baby Bottom Balm by Earth Mama Angel Baby. Keeping potentially harmful chemicals is essential to the health and comfort of your baby, and you can feel safe with all of Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products.