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During the first few years of a baby's life, the little baby's bottom is covered by a diaper almost 24 hours a day. This means that the skin is constantly exposed to moisture from urine and feces, which often makes the delicate skin red and irritated. By taking care of your skin and choosing the right type of diaper, you can avoid these problems - together with Pampers we tell you how!
As a pregnant woman, you will soon experience the soft and fragrant baby skin against yours - a milestone many parents-to-be look forward to. You'll probably also notice that that cuddly skin is also very delicate, but what is it and how can you care for it?
The basis for children's sensitive skin
In the womb it is wet and humid, and the baby's skin is used to being covered by a protective layer of fetal fat. Then the baby is born into a completely new climate, humidity and temperature, which is a change that both the baby and the skin need to adapt to.
Why does the bottom turn red?
The skin is slowly getting used to the new climate, but the skin under the diaper is constantly exposed to moisture from urine and feces. With a diaper that doesn't absorb the moisture, the skin's pH can easily increase and become susceptible to irritants. In addition, the moisture in the diaper can promote the spread of fungi and bacteria, as they thrive in the warm and humid environment. When this happens, the skin becomes red and irritated, and in the case of long-term problems, the problem is referred to as diaper rash or diaper dermatitis. But there are several tricks to avoid this problem!
How to protect delicate skin
When the baby pees in the diaper, ammonia is released which can cause the skin's pH to rise and needs to be stabilized. Choosing a diaper that quickly collects, absorbs and locks away all fluids reduces the risk of pH rising and redness of the bottom, so you can be sure it is protected around the clock. Plus, if the diaper is made of soft and comfortable materials without any chafing, it helps your baby feel comfortable!
5 tips to avoid red bottoms!
By taking proper care of the skin around your buttocks, you can prevent redness, support the skin barrier, reduce irritation and chafing, and reduce the risk of skin irritants. We recommend that you
- Change the diaper regularly to give the skin a break from urine and feces. Make sure the skin is completely dry before putting on a new diaper, and that the diaper is the right size as this reduces chafing of the skin.
- Choose a diaper that absorbs urine effectively and keeps the pH stable to prevent irritation of the skin barrier. Pampers Premium Protection is designed with small holes to reduce skin contact with enzymes from pee and faeces, is soft and comfortable on the skin, stabilizes the pH and helps the skin to breathe.
- When cleaning your little one's bottom, the key is to use baby wipes that are specially designed to stabilize the pH of the skin. With Pampers Harmonie Aqua Wipes you can be sure that the pH of the skin is kept stable and that skin irritation is reduced or eliminated.
- Air the butt! Lay your baby on a towel, remove the diaper and let the skin air out for short periods of time, preferably daily. This reduces the risk of diaper dermatitis.
- Care for your skin by applying an ointment that protects the skin barrier during diaper changes. Specially designed ointments for the buttocks area ensure that the skin's moisture balance works properly.