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How One Paper Towel has Helped us Prevent (and Treat) Diaper Rashes

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It’s so agonizing to see our babies in pain, yet most mamas know that getting a diaper rash at some point in a little one’s life is inevitable. Thankfully, I found out about this amazing trick with my now 2.5 year-old, and he only had one diaper rash in his entire life! My baby girl is now 4 month-old and has only had one minor rash thanks to this easy step (always chat with your doctor though)!

The key for us has been to make sure that the baby’s bottom is COMPLETELY dry before applying any ointment or diaper rash cream and before putting on a new diaper. There are a few ways you can do this… use a dry washcloth, use a hair dryer on the cool setting (yes, I’ve heard of mamas having to do this when their baby’s diaper rash was absolutely horrible and too painful to touch) or you can make your life even easier and grab a roll of Viva paper towels (their Signature Cloth ones). Yep, it's that simple! After wiping off their bottom, we use a Viva paper towel to dry the area really well (you can even lightly dab with it) and then apply ointment.

As far as ointment goes, I’ve found that Aquaphor works the best. Although it’s probably not the “cleanest” product, it works like a charm! We get this tub off of Amazon and it lasts forever.

One last thing that always seems to help is letting baby air out when possible. Throw a towel or even better, one of these cheap yet durable washable changing pad covers under your baby and let them play on their activity mat sans diaper! I hope this helps out some other mamas as much as it has helped us! Sending you all love.



Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician/pediatrician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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