Keep your baby’s tender parts rash- free by cleaning his/her bottom every time you change diapers. Follow the tips below.

  • Wash away urine and stool with a warm, wet washcloth, and don’t forget to clean between the skin folds. Always wipe girls from front to back to prevent infection.
  • If you use baby wipes, limit the risk of skin rash by using one without alcohol or fragrance. You can skip lotions, powders and ointments for the same reason.

  • Dry completely and air baby’s bottom before putting on a clean diaper.

Safety tips

  • Never leave your baby alone on a changing table, a counter or any surface that is above floor level. In fact, don’t even turn your back! In only an instant, a baby can roll off a counter and fall.
  • Try changing your baby’s diapers on the floor. Put the baby on a changing mat or on a small blanket. This way, you will have plenty of space and your baby won’t fall.
  • If you use cloth diapers and pins, make sure the plastic hood locks the pin shut, so it won’t pop open. When removing a diaper, stick the pin in a bar of soap. That way, the pin won’t get lost on the changing area and it will slip through the diaper more easily.

Source: MIMS HealthToday Malaysia