We understand that when you first notice that red spot on your baby’s skin you must be thinking of the worst possible reasons for the outbreak. Generally, the rashes are just a normal part of being an infant. Therefore, before you start panicking, sit back on that couch and calm yourself and let us guide you through the best ways to deal with baby’s skin rash.
It is very common for your baby to have rashes or other skin-related problems. Also, you will find several skin problems with long names that are quite hard to pronounce and may chill you to the bones. But, they go away eventually in a few days if taken proper care.
Here are a few things you must follow to take care of your baby and prevent rashes.
Let’s get started!
#STEP1: Recognizing the Rash
The first step is to identify the rash on your baby’s skin. This is important because rashes and skin-problems come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, identifying them will help you to understand the cause and its irritation level; furthermore, you will be at ease while dealing with the same. Below mentioned are the most common types of rashes in babies.
Read to know how to treat them.
These are the swollen, red, itchy patches that might appear on your baby’s skin. Depending on the age of your infant, such rashes can appear in areas like the chest, legs, arms, elbows, and more. Eczema is the condition caused by a thin hydrolipidic barrier on your infant’s skin. However, it results in skin dryness, and reactions to the surroundings like dust, unwashed clothes, and feline hairs. We have listed below a few preventing tips for eczema.
- Minimize the use of harsh soaps or cleansers, and keep bathe time short. Try using MOM and WORLD’s Baby Soap.
- Do not use scented products. Only use organic Nourishing Lotion on areas with eczema.
- Make your baby soft clothes, like cotton, linen, etc.
Dry Flaky Skin:
Dryness and flaky skin is quite common in babies. These rashes look similar to dry and flaky skins in adults. Remember, if your baby’s skin is dry, flaky skin can cause irritation and turn into red swollen bumps that are warm to touch. Always remember, your baby can have a dry flaky skin during the initial years, it can eventually go away later depending on the skin type, surroundings, and the care you will give.
Such healing products will keep your baby dry,
These healing products will keep dry, flaking skin from getting further irritated and infected.
Diaper Rash/Yeast Infections
In most cases, diaper rashes are generally caused due to the wetness trapped in a soiled diaper. These types of rashes also develop when your baby’s skin is not dried appropriately after the bath. It can also be caused due to the presence of yeast or bacteria this can later cause fungal growth if not cured on time.
- Keep an eye on the diaper frequently.
- Change the diaper when you feel it is wet and soiled.
- Give your baby a diaper-free time.
- Apply a healing organic cream on the affected areas. Here, we suggest you to use Baby Diaper Rash Cream from Mom and World 2-3 times a day to get effective results against diaper rash.
#STEP 2: HOT SHOWER FOR YOUR BABY
One of the most recommended ways to keep your baby comfortable is to soak or let him/her play in the tub with lukewarm water. The water will soothe your baby’s dry skin. Here, you can even add a bath product like Mom and World’s Baby wash, it will help heal the rashes faster than any other chemical based products.
#STEP 3: A COMFORTABLE BABY MEANS A HAPPY BABY
Now, keeping your little one comfortable is very important while on the road to rash healing and prevention. Try to give your baby a little space as tight, red, swollen, and dry skin can sometimes make your wee one gloomy and it might get difficult for you to make him/her sleep and feed.
#STEP 4: DRESSING COOL & AIRY CLOTHES
It is always a good idea to dress your baby in loose-fitting clothing or clothe free if the temperature is bearable. This will help your baby’s skin to breathe and can keep your infant from getting more rashes or feel overheated.
#STEP 5: HEALTHY DIET FOR STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM
Try avoiding foods that are acidic in nature, such as tomatoes and other citrus fruits. This is because such foods or fruits may cause some urine and poop to become irritating and highly acidic.
As new mommies and fathers, you must be very careful while introducing acidic foods; you start by giving them small portions of the same to monitor the baby’s behavior. Also, if you notice a diaper rash at the same, try the steps mentioned above to prevent the same.
Prefer Consulting a Pediatrician If:
You notice the below-mentioned symptoms:
- Coughing and Sneezing
- Mild Fever
- Loss of appetite
- Lethargy or Nausea
In case you notice a rash erupting on your baby’s skin and he/she has one or more of the listed symptoms, we suggest you take your wee one to the pediatrician as soon as possible. Also, if the rash emerges by itself and your baby has nothing to do with the above-mentioned symptoms, remember it is just a simple rash and can be prevented at home.
However, you must keep an eye on the size, shape, color, and intensity of the rash. It is for the best to consult a pediatrician if the spread continues despite the treatment.
What else to look for?
Well, do not forget to observe the following as well (as these can be a sign of some severe infections):
- Red Opaque Blisters
- Yellowish fluid leaching out
- Mild Bleeding or dried blood or blood clot
- Small, bright purple dots at the tip of the rash
These can be a sign of some severe viral or bacterial infections like herpes and more. If any of such symptoms develop on your infant’s skin, see a physician immediately.
Lastly, skin rashes on your cuddly bear can be a little scary and we think we got you covered. Just follow these steps to keep your baby happy, comfortable, and rash-free.