A baby's diaper may need to be changed at least 6-7 times a day, on average. In fact, this number may increase due to the fact that babies poop more frequently in the newborn period. Babies with clean bottoms are more comfortable and peaceful and have fewer diaper rash problems. Reasons such as the humidity created by the diaper and the contact of urine and feces with the skin cause irritation of the sensitive baby skin.
How to Clean the Bottom?
Baby skin is more sensitive than adult skin. Especially in the newborn period, mothers and fathers should be careful so that the skin of babies who poop frequently is not irritated. Care should be taken to ensure that the products you will use for cleaning your baby's bottom do not contain chemicals, odor and color-giving synthetic substances, allergy and irritant preservatives. Since the newborn baby's skin is much more sensitive in the first days, the most suitable cleaning agent is cotton moistened with boiled warm water. Sometimes it may be preferable to clean only the clothed area by washing it under running water.
Are there any special considerations for girls and boys?
The development of urinary tract infections in girls due to the special structure of the genital area the risk is high. Therefore, when cleaning this area in girls, wiping should be done from front to back and from top to bottom while lying on the back. Thus, the risk of contamination of the poop to the urinary tract is reduced.
After the baby's legs are slightly lifted and opened during cleaning, it should be wiped gently with wet cotton, starting from the top of the genital area, towards the anus area below, and discarded to never be used again. For male babies, first clean the area around the anus and then the bottom of the penis and around the testicles by gently lifting the penis without pulling. A cotton swab contaminated with poop should never be rubbed into the skin again. After cleaning the butt, gently clean between the legs and the folds formed on the legs, and gently dry the cleaned areas with a soft cotton cloth so that they do not remain damp.
What is Rash? How to Become ur? What Kind of Problems Does It Cause? It is generally considered as diaper-related dermatitis (diaper rash) in infants. The main cause of diaper rash is wetness. The rubbing of the diaper on the sensitive baby's skin and the irritation of the urine and feces in the closed diaper area are the most important causes of redness and rash. Being allergic is one of the reasons that accelerate the rash. An increase in diaper rash may occur during the transition from breast milk to formula or complementary foods, during the teething period and during antibiotic treatment. Rats increase in summer. Considering the temperature, it will be beneficial to clean your babies' bottoms more frequently in the summer months.
Things to Consider for the Prevention of Rash
It is easier to prevent diaper rash than to treat it. The baby with diaper rash feels burning, stinging and itching in the diaper area. This can cause constant crying and restlessness. In untreated diaper rash, new infections occur in that area in a very short time. Therefore, the formation of diaper rash should be prevented before the treatment.
Make sure that the baby's bottom remains clean, dry and cool. Use the diaper cream at every diaper change during the day. You should apply it in a thin layer, paying attention to the penetration of the diaper cream, especially between the baby's skin folds. It would be good to leave the baby's diaper open frequently and allow him to breathe.
What Should Be Done to Treat Rash?
If your baby has a diaper rash, change the diaper more often. Change the type of diaper you use. If you are using ready-made wet wipes, let them go. Please consult your pediatrician as there is fungal and infection development in nappy rash that does not improve with these measures.
What Should You Pay Attention to for Your Baby's Health?
The materials you will use to prevent a possible accident during the baby's diaper cleaning. It is very important that you prepare the meat in advance and have it ready right next to you. It would be good if the materials are close enough to reach your other hand without taking one hand off the baby. Do not turn your back, even for a short time, without holding the baby with one hand.