Joybynature.com Team

Your baby might spend a lot of time in diapersor you may prefer to have them run free more often than not. No matter how careful you are with changing wet diapers as soon as possible, some children are more susceptible to diaper rash than others. The first step to treating diaper rash is identifying it.

How to identify if your baby has diaper rash?

  • Red or pink skin wherever the diaper touches
  • Skin is sensitive and warm to touch
  • Dry or flaky skin with peeling or scaling
  • Raised bumps that are either dry or fluid filled
  • Friction burns or chafing
  • Evidence of swelling

If you find that your baby shows one or more of these signs, do not be alarmed. Diaper rash can easily be treated and will usually go away on its own with a little care.


What causes diaper rash?

The prolonged exposure to wetness and moisture from a wet diaper is a leading cause of diaper rash, other causes are:

  • The diaper creates a closed environment preventing air from reaching your baby’s bottom, thereby causing an increase in moisture.
  • Friction caused when the skin rubs against the diaper irritates the skin.
  • Infant skin is delicate and does not possess the necessary defenses to prevent bacteria from attacking the irritated tissue.

Although most cases of diaper rash can be effectively treated at home, ensure that you do consult your doctor in case of a recurring infection if the rash starts to spread to other parts of the body, if the rash begins to bleed or if your baby develops a fever.


When do you need a diaper rash cream for your baby?

If your baby has mild to moderate diaper rash that can be effectively treated with care, it can be supplemented by the use of a diaper rash cream and topped off with a moisturizing lotion. There are many varieties of diaper rash creams available in the market, not all organic and here is a comparison of the compositions of the five varieties available in the market today.

  1. Creams Containing Zinc Oxide with Petrolatum

More often than not, commercially available creams will have the compound zinc oxide listed under ingredients. Zinc Oxide is a water repellent compound, and when used in a diaper rash cream, it helps to create a barrier for healing. Some commercially available creams combine zinc oxide with castor oil or mineral oil as a moisturizer and use white petrolatum as an emollient. However, these creams are far from organic.


  1. Creams that Combine Zinc Oxide with Aloe and Jojoba

In a just as effective but much more organic and eco-friendly alternative to the above, some commercially available creams combine the strength of Zinc Oxide in forming a waterproof barrier and the soothing, caring effects of aloe vera and jojoba oil resulting in a formula that gets rid of your baby’s diaper rash in a skin-friendly, natural way.



  1. Lanolin extract

Lanolin is a fatty substance; technically a long chain ester found naturally on sheep wool that has a wide variety of applications in products designed for the protection and beautification of skin. It acts as a moisturizer to prevent the irritation of skin and is often combined with vitamin E and Petrolatum that forms a barrier on your baby’s skin to prevent excess moisture from entering.


  1. Calendula extract

Extracted from the petals of the common pot marigold, Calendula extract has recently proved to have numerous properties that are beneficial to the skin. It has proven moisturizing capabilities and is also helpful in aiding tissue repair. Calendula extract is also used to reduce swelling and to treat poorly healing wounds.


  1. All Natural – All Organic Solutions

The best solutions, however, would be those that can soothe your baby in the most natural and organic way possible. By combining the strength of the five-leaved chaste tree extract that is potent in relieving pain, Zinc Oxide, which is effective in healing rashes, almond oil and aloe vera to soften and soothe sore skin in a single diaper rash cream your baby will receive the best care possible.

With these solutions, you will have no more worries! When your baby is happy and healthy, your mind can be at ease, and you can be happy too.


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