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The Best Way to Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a nasty intruder on your baby’s most sensitive skin, which is why moms want to kick diaper rash to the curb immediately. Thanks to Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, it’s easy to provide relief of diaper rash discomfort right away.

If you think your baby has diaper rash, there are easy steps you can follow to help treat it and ease baby’s discomfort quickly.

First of all, don’t take diaper rash personally. This is a very normal skin condition that can appear out of the blue and affects most babies at some point during their first few years of life. In fact, studies show diaper rash is among the most common skin disorders of infancy. In one survey of 1089 infants, diaper dermatitis occurred in 50%.

While diaper rash can appear at any age, the most common age is from birth to about 6-12 months.

If your baby has diaper rash, it doesn’t mean your baby is dirty or that she’ll have a nasty rash forever. Diaper rash is treatable and symptoms can resolve almost as quickly as they appeared.

Picking the best “Paste” for your baby

When it comes to treating diaper rash, the best thing you can do is grab Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® -- Original Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, Maximum Strength Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® or Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® with Natural* Aloe. There’s a Boudreaux’s® product for every baby, based on their tush care needs. [*Other ingredients may not be natural. Natural refers to the source of the ingredients and allows for only a minimal, non-chemical processing of those ingredients.]

It’s not hard to identify diaper rash, because it has some telltale signs. It can look a little different on every baby, but there are similarities. If you can identify diaper rash, that means you can more speedily address your baby’s rash discomfort.

It’s time to get “rash-ucated”

Diaper rash occurs in many varieties: mild, moderate or severe.

  • Mild Diaper Rash: Faint pinkness in the diaper area and a few raised bumps. For mild diaper rash, reach for Boudreaux's Original Butt Paste® or Boudreaux's Butt Paste® with Natural* Aloe
  • Moderate Diaper Rash: Definite pinkness in a large area and small areas of redness with scattered, raised bumps (papules). For moderate diaper rash, reach for Boudreaux's Maximum Strength Butt Paste®
  • Moderate to Severe Diaper Rash - Intense redness, peeling, raised bumps (papules) and some fluid- containing bumps (pustules). For moderate to severe diaper rash, it’s best to contact your pediatrician.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® is “impressive”

Recently, pediatrician Dr. Rao appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show to discuss the best treatment options for diaper rash. Topping his list was Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®. As he explained,

“This ointment also packs 40% zinc oxide to encourage speedy healing. (It’s also oil-based, containing both castor and mineral oil.) It’s the perfect consistency, as it spreads easily but remains thick. It’s also available in an original formula with 16% zinc oxide, but the speed at which this one gets the job done for minor diaper rash is truly impressive.”

Dealing with active diaper rash

If your baby actively has diaper rash, there are other things you can do to speed up the healing process in addition to using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®.

Skip the baby wipes when you change your baby’s diapers. Even gentle baby wipes can contain alcohol, which creates a skin-drying effect. Instead of wipes, opt for a warm, clean washcloth. Make sure you wipe your baby’s diaper area gently - don’t rub it.

If there’s leftover Butt Paste® on your baby from the previous diaper change, there’s no need to wipe it off. Remember, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® is thick on purpose to create a layer of protection. If you’ve used it, you know it’s got some real staying power. That’s exactly what it’s supposed to do, so don’t worry if there’s leftover on your baby’s tush.

During a diaper change, give your baby some time to air dry before putting on a new diaper. That way you can apply Boudreaux’s® to dry skin for a maximum layer of protection. Plus, boosting the oxygen flow to your baby’s diaper area (skin) can help speed up the healing process.

How quickly did you kick diaper rash to the curb with Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®? Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page!

*Other ingredients may not be natural. Natural refers to the source of the ingredients and allows for only a minimal, non-chemical processing of those ingredients.