February 16, 2004
Apply ointment containing zinc oxide
(HealthDayNews) -- Few babies escape outbreaks of diaper rash, but you can help prevent frequent flare-ups with these tips from The Nemours Foundation:
- Change your baby's diapers often, especially after a bowel movement.
- Use a diaper ointment to prevent and heal rashes. Look for one with zinc oxide, which acts as a barrier against moisture.
- Let your baby go undiapered for part of the day.
- If you use cloth diapers, wash them in dye- and fragrance-free detergents, and avoid drying them with scented drying sheets.