One day I went to visit a friend. Her baby is just four months old. A cute, cherubic doll I completely adore!
I found that the baby was cranky and mother, irritated. Reason – the little one had developed diaper rashes. My friend was busy applying a diaper rash cream on the affected area. “Can you believe, this cream is from the best childcare brand and look at the quality? It is not even getting absorbed properly in the skin”, she said.
“Oh, dear momma, it is meant to be like this! Thick and viscous. It is not a plain moisturiser. The whole purpose of this cream is to create a barrier on the skin to repel wetness which causes the rashes and at the same time heal the area”, I told her.
New mothers are generally clueless when it comes to dealing with diaper related issues. They have a lot of misconceptions, queries and worries.
Let’s address few of them here.
Cloth diapers or disposable ones – what is best for baby?
Both type of diapers hastheir own benefits and drawbacks.
Soft cloth diapers are good as long as they are changed the moment they get soiled or wet. They are economical as compared to the disposable diapers. Disposable diapers contain absorbent gels and can handle large amounts of fluid without causing any discomfort to the baby. Disposable diapers also draw liquid away from a child’s skin which keeps baby’s skin dry. But they definitely pinch the pocket!
Convenience and comfort-wise, disposable diaper are definitely a better bet.
What causes diaper rashes?
Reasons behind diaper rashes could be – leaving dirty/wet/soileddiaper on for long time, allergic reaction to a particular brand of diaper, if the diaper is too tight, infection,baby’s skin rubbing against the diaper for a long duration etc. Anewborn’s skin is extremely delicate and therefore, they are quite prone to developing rashes in the first three months. After that, the skin starts to better withstand moisture and allergies.
What to do if the baby gets diaper rashes?
Use a squirt bottle to wash the area well without touching or rubbing the sore skin. Let the baby remain diaper-free for some time as airing out the diaper zone helps baby’s skin heal faster. Apply a diaper rash cream or ointment to the baby’s clean, dry bottom. Look for zinc oxide or petrolatum (petroleum jelly) based creams.
Caladryl Diaper Creamby Piramal Healthcare is a good choice available in the market to treat diaper rashes.It is 25% thickthan other brands and forms a protective barrier on the skin which helps in healing the rash faster. It contains zinc oxide, olive oil and glycerinealong with several other effective ingredients. Caladryl Diaper Cream (buy it here) is a specially formulated diaper rash cream which is tested on sensitive skin.
Apply it liberally on and around the diaper rashat least 2-3 times a day or with every diaper change.
What’s GUD about Caladryl Diaper Cream?
- Effective in treating diaper rashes
- Dermatologist approved
- Thick consistency makes theproduct stay in place and speeds up healing
- Enriched with glycerin& olive oil
- Suitable for delicate baby skin
- Convenient packaging
- Priced at Rs. 184 for 40 gm
What is zinc oxide and why it is there in most diaper rash creams?
Zinc oxide is an active ingredient of most diaper creams. It is insoluble in water and is extensively used in several facial creams and beauty products as well. Being insoluble in water, zinc oxide creates a film on skin and repels the wetness which cause the rashes. The percentage of zinc oxide in a diaper rash cream is one of the major factor that determine the efficacy of that product.
Remember, prevention is the most effective way to treat diaper rash.
Ask any mother and she would swear by the fact that diapers are a wonderful invention, no less than a boon! They are huge help in managing a baby’s poos-n-wees in a relatively convenient, clean and healthy way.
About Piramal Healthcare
Piramal Enterprises Consumer Products Division recently launched Caladryl Diaper Cream. Unlike conventional diaper creams, Caladryl diaper cream acts 2 times faster to protect and soothe baby’ skin from diaper rash.
Caladryl is the market leader in the anti-allergy and anti-itch topical application segment. It is India’s most prescribed lotion for anti-skin allergy and anti-skin irritation segment.
Caladryl, which is an expert lotion for skin allergies with its equity of being used extensively amongst children and babies, has now launched Caladryl Diaper Cream for diaper rashes. It carries the same expertise and trustworthiness of the mother brand.”
Caladryl Diaper Cream is here to bust the myth that diaper rash creams need to get absorbed by the skin. Unlike a moisturising cream which gets absorbed, a diaper rash cream needs to form a protective layer on the skin to work effectively. Caladryl Diaper cream is specially formulated to be a thicker cream. It doesn’t get absorbed by the skin easily but forms a protective layer on the skin so that it can effectively block out the wetness from urine and the friction from the diaper and heal the rash quicker. It is proven to start working 2 times faster than ordinary diaper creams helping the baby heal faster so that he/she stops crying and more importantly the mother is relieved.
Caladryl Diaper Cream is dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. It contains zinc oxide, an ingredient which is approved by the US FDA as a skin protectant. It also contains olive oil and glycerine which are known to be mild and gentle on baby’s skin.