Changes in diet
Lastly, changes in your baby’s diet can change his or her stool’s consistency and frequency, leading to diaper rash.
Signs and symptoms
The most telltale sign of diaper rash is the red, inflamed rash on your baby’s bottom, thighs, and around the genitals. In extreme cases, it can spread beyond the diaper region, and even form painful blisters and sores.
You’ll also notice that your baby is fussier than usual, and may cry, especially when the area is washed and cleaned.
Best diaper rash treatment and remedies
The best diaper rash treatment is to change your baby’s diaper often, as soon as it gets soiled or soaked. Make sure to give him or her a fresh one every two hours.
Don’t forget to wash your hands before and after a diaper change to prevent any bacterial build-up or spread.
Wash the area with soap and water, then pat dry. Afterwards, apply creams and ointments to soothe the irritated skin and lessen the redness. Opt for those containing petroleum and zinc oxide.