Don’t let a nasty rash ruin your little one’s summer! Coping with diaper and heat rash in the summer can be quite a challenge. Heat is not our friend when it comes to red, itchy skin. This can make for a really fussy baby or toddler. Being mindful while treating their symptoms will be a key component to surviving your summer. Below are a few recommendations to prevent summer diaper rash and provide relief should your child.
What to do if diaper or heat rash develops:
Be sure to keep the affected area clean and dry
Especially in the summer, keep your infant/baby’s skin as dry as possible can help aid in the healing process. As the temperature rises, the heat will make your baby sweat and cause their diaper to chafe their skin.
Treat the affected area with a generous layer of diaper rash cream
Using a cream or ointment regularly is your greatest ally to relieving your infant/baby’s diaper rash. Imagine being at the beach or poolside and being able to reapply diaper cream without the mess? Swabbies to the rescue with the perfect solution for on-the-go diaper rash cream application without the mess.
Avoid tight diapers
Tight diapers can trap moisture and will continue to promote red, irritated skin (not to mention a grumpy kiddo). Be sure to considerate of swim diapers and swimsuits as they can be too tight and chafe. This will only trap the water close the skin further irritating their rash.
Avoid powders like the plague
Everything that you think you know about baby and talcum powder, throw it out the window. Your granny’s way to properly diaper a baby is OLD SCHOOL! These powders can contain corn starch which promotes the growth of yeast. Yuck. Keep the powder away from their pants, please!
Pool, lake or sea? What is best for the baby?
How do you deal with your child’s rash when you don’t want to leave them out of the fun water play? Best bet is to avoid water with chemicals. Pools are generally treated with chlorine. This can really irritate your child’s skin. If the skin is healing, use your caution.
it is recommended to re-apply diaper cream to affected areas after each diaper change. Sunscreen can be applied to babies as young as six months old. The recommendation is that sunscreen should be applied every 30 minutes. If you have children playing outside in the heat, they will sweat and sunscreen will fade. Reapplication is key!
Swabbies in the Sun
Did you know that Swabbies Diaper Cream is not just for baby butts? Say What!? Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Swabbies has an all-natural and organically based formula that contains the ingredient 40 zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is the best and can provide broad-spectrum protection from UVB though UV-A1 rays. If you run out of sunscreen or simply don’t have enough to cover all of your children, never fear. Grab Swabbies and slather away!
Have a safe summer!
webmd.com– Diaper Rashes
www.swabbies.com – Home, How It Works
www.skincancer.org – Sunscreens Explained
prevent summer diaper rash
all-natural and organically based formula
broad-spectrum protection from UVB though UV-A1 rays