Practical advice for irritated little buttocks
Irritation of the bottom is a common condition in babies, which brings with it redness, itching and discomfort. As parents, we want to know how to relieve and prevent these irritations. We present to you some practical tips for taking care of your mini's sensitive skin and don't forget: if necessary, consult your pharmacist!
1. Change your baby’s diaper often
One of the main causes of diaper irritation is prolonged wetness due to skin contact with stool and urine. It is important to change your baby's diaper regularly to keep your baby's skin clean and dry. Opt for absorbent diapers, the size and cut of which work well for your baby!
2. Gently clean baby
When changing diapers, clean the irritated area thoroughly with lukewarm water and a washcloth or soft cotton pad. THE calcial lining is an excellent option for neutralizing the acidity of urine and stools and for creating a protective film against humidity and diaper friction.
If you use baby wipes, choose them without alcohol or perfume. We want to avoid wipes that could further irritate mini's sensitive skin. Be sure to dry the area thoroughly after cleaning.
3. Apply a protective cream
After cleaning and drying baby, apply a thin layer of protective cream. These creams form a protective barrier between your baby's skin and the moisture in the diaper, helping to reduce irritation. Be sure to use products that are suitable for infants and free of fragrances or dyes. We recommend our Maison Paréa soothing diaper cream , formulated with Manicouagan clay.
4. Give gentle baths
Baths can be soothing for toddlers' irritated skin. Use lukewarm water and a mild, unscented baby soap. Avoid prolonged baths and be sure to gently dry your baby's skin after bathing, paying particular attention to the irritated area.
5. Let the skin breathe
Give mini the opportunity to go without a diaper for short periods of time, which will allow the skin to breathe and dry. Place an absorbent towel or mattress under him to avoid accidents. Having your buttocks exposed will help speed up the healing of the irritation.
6. Consult a healthcare professional
If despite your efforts the irritation persists or worsens, it is important to consult a health professional: the mini pediatrician, your family pharmacist, a nurse. They will be able to assess the situation and recommend treatments if necessary.
Caring for your baby's delicate skin is essential to preventing and relieving diaper irritation