Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

August 30, 2005-- Posted at 2:35 PM CDT

(HealthDayNews) -- Few babies escape outbreaks of diaper rash, but you can help prevent frequent flare-ups with these tips from The Nemours Foundation:

  • Change your baby's diapers often, especially after a bowel movement.
  • Use a diaper ointment to prevent and heal rashes. Look for one with zinc oxide, which acts as a barrier against moisture.
  • Let your baby go undiapered for part of the day.
  • If you use cloth diapers, wash them in dye- and fragrance-free detergents, and avoid drying them with scented drying sheets.

 -- Felicity Stone

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