Diaper Rash Home Care
- Change diapers frequently:
- As soon as possible after wetting or soiling.
- Rinse the baby's skin with warm water after wetting.
- Wash the skin with a mild soap after bowel movements.
- Apply diaper ointment:
- Petroleum jelly
- Expose the diaper rash to air as much as possible:
- Allows the skin to dry completely
Diaper Rash Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if your child has a diaper rash and any of the following:
Continue to Diaper Rash Prevention
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