10 Health Tricks Every Parent Must Know

Ease Diaper Rash

How to do it: Instead of cleaning your baby's bottom with premoistened wipes, hold her over the sink and let warm water wash over her inflamed skin. Then dry her off using a blow-dryer set on cool.

Why it works: Washing with plain water and drying with air feels good on sore skin. In addition, it speeds healing by decreasing friction on the area. Exposure to the chemicals in baby wipes will only make the irritation worse.

When to call the doctor: If your baby's rash doesn't clear up after two or three days or if it's dark red or raised.

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