Diaper dermatitis - how to protect the baby's skin?

September 19, 2010

  • Diaper dermatitis - how to protect the baby's skin?
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 diaper dermatitis
 Diaper dermatitis is very common in young children, especially those aged between 9 and 12 months. A baby's skin while violating looks red and inflamed in those places where it is constantly in contact with diapers or diapers. The rash usually appears on the genitals, thighs and buttocks. Affected skin may be dry or moist; sometimes they are almost entirely covered with pimples.

Untreated diaper dermatitis can cause serious complications, including:

  • Yeast infections such as thrush or candidiasis. Most often they occur in children who are taking antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 . This is due to the fact that antibiotics kill useful bacteria, that protect the organism from pathogens yeast infections.
  • Bacterial infections, symptoms of which may be fever and / or pus-filled blisters.

 Diaper dermatitis - how to protect the baby's skin?


The main cause of diaper dermatitis is a permanent contact with the wet surface due to the use of diapers or nappies. Even diapers with the highest absorption capacity left on the delicate skin of the child some moisture. Because of this, the skin of the baby becomes difficult to carry out its protective function and the likelihood of skin irritation is greatly increased.

The risk of diaper dermatitis is especially increased if the child seldom change diapers. Moreover, the risk is high in children with particularly sensitive skin Sensitive skin: causes and care  Sensitive skin: causes and care
 Regardless of the frequency of changing diapers.

Particularly harmful to the baby skin contact with faeces, which remained in the diaper, so diarrhea is associated with a particularly high risk of diaper dermatitis.

In addition, features related to the symptoms of diaper dermatitis may be in other disorders, such as allergic reactions Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
   used in the skin care baby products.

Atopic dermatitis can be caused by using a different brand of diapers and / or clothing made of artificial fabrics.

 Diaper dermatitis - how to protect the baby's skin?


In most cases, handle the diaper dermatitis can independently. If you use the following tips rash passes, usually within three to four days.

Make sure that the baby's skin remains dry and clean, change diapers often. Change them as soon as possible after defecation or urination.

Clean the skin of the baby when changing diapers. To do this, use unscented wipes and an alcohol or warm water and mild soap. If you washed the child wear a diaper only after the skin has dried.

Every day, let the baby for some time to stay without a diaper. Put it on a sheet or a towel in a warm room.

Before putting on the diaper, apply to the skin a little cream or oil. Fat contained in baby creams and oils, forms a protective layer on the surface of the skin of the child.

While bathing use detergents with a neutral pH.

If, despite the use of these methods, a rash does not pass for four to five days and / or when the symptoms of diaper dermatitis Dermatitis - what to do with the inflamed skin?  Dermatitis - what to do with the inflamed skin?
   compounded, should consult a doctor.

 Diaper dermatitis - how to protect the baby's skin?

Prevention of diaper dermatitis

To prevent symptoms of diaper dermatitis in the future, follow the advice on the treatment of this disorder: change diapers frequently, use cream and butter, and so on.

Do not use baby talcum powder and high - they do not protect against diaper dermatitis, but rather, can cause friction and, consequently, skin irritation.

Do not fasten the diapers too tightly to the baby's skin to breathe.

Dummy - dummy, and only

June 26, 2011

 Many women who are expecting a baby, love to go on specialized shops, considering the different little things baby. Periodically, they buy all sorts of nice, cheap stuff. These include, pacifiers. Indeed, it is difficult to resist buying this nice character infancy. But in fact, not a dummy basic necessities and may be not necessary for the child.

 Dummy - dummy, and only

The physiological facts

Sucking reflex pronounced in infants and gradually fade in the second year of life. It - one of the main unconditioned reflexes allow the baby to survive as produce their own food, he can only sucking. The more sucks, the longer the food gets - programmed at the genetic level.

At the same time sucking chest to saturate the child feels warm mother, her calm, even breathing and heartbeat, which reminds him of the happiest periods of fetal life and calm - at the same time addressing the need for food, the child feels comfortable sense of security.

Feeding mothers only in photographs looks oval, with a resilient nipple. Located at the mouth of the child of the mother's breast is flattened and stretched a long strip, almost to the root of his tongue.

Baby sucking movements "milking", measured, committed largely language. They are clearly visible.

Even when the child is not hungry and sucks for calm, the mother's breast is just a movement of the tongue of the child less intense and swallowing movements he performs rarely, but still commits.

 Dummy - dummy, and only

From the history of pacifiers

The first dummy appeared a long time ago, in Russia they were analogue zhevanki. Well chewed food was applied to the fabric, knotted with a long tail and tied to the cradle of one party and another, with tyurey, put in the baby's mouth.

Basically, this method was extended to the poor peasant families, the woman forced to absent herself for a long time from home to work in the field. If a child is constantly sucked zhevanki, then weakened. Often these children are dying of malnutrition or intestinal infections. Wealthy families in the impossibility of breast feeding Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!  Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
 , Hired a nurse.

 Dummy - dummy, and only

Dummy today

If a child is on the right of breastfeeding on demand, it is not required Dummy - all the problems it will solve with the help of the mother's breast. And if you try to give a pacifier specifically, her baby just spit out as to keep the pacifier, you need to create a negative pressure in the oral cavity, and it is - a completely different mechanism of sucking.

 Dummy - dummy, and only

Dummy and bottle feeding

Another thing - the children on artificial or mixed feeding. They do not get breast on demand and can not fully meet all their needs. When feeding from a bottle child quickly saturated, without receiving proper pleasure from sucking and short contact with the mother. Intuitively, such a child will begin to suck it, how could reach - his own fingers, the edge of the diaper. If you give him a pacifier, most likely, he was willing to accept it. Sucking on pacifiers baby - substitutive process, when it is better though something instead of nothing.

However, rigid latex or silicone pacifier never repeat the form of a soft mother's breast, while in the mouth of the child. She is working on the pliable wall causing their deformation, resulting in malocclusion Malocclusion: fix is ​​never too late  Malocclusion: fix is ​​never too late
   and violation of the pronunciation in a more or less pronounced form.

If the child does not give either breast or a pacifier, it will satisfy your need for sucking, pushing into his mouth anything, being exposed to a high risk of intestinal infections. On this basis, at some stage of development the baby bottle-fed better offer carefully selected for his age pacifier. Buy them a few better, to be able to be sterilized.

Svetlana Shimkovich

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