Make diaper rash cream a part of your baby’s everyday routine

There’s never a doubt about what makes a happy baby: a well-fed, comfortable, cuddled baby is a happy baby. The first things a mother checks when a baby is crying is to see if she is comfortable: hunger? Check. Temperature? Check. Diaper? Oops! A wet diaper is still okay, but what can she do about the angry red rash that has just taken over the diaper area of a baby? 

Most Indian mothers have learnt the benefits of a diaper rash cream only in the past few years and so we still use it as reactionary measure instead of a routine part of a child’s daily hygiene routine. And what’s better than a product that has maximum natural ingredients like Himalaya’s Diaper Rash Cream. Full of healing things like natural zinc, aloe vera, almond oil and five-leaved chaste tree extract, this product has all the ingredients you’d need to help soothe your little one.

It doesn’t matter if you use cloth diapers or disposable ones. Both kinds give kids a diaper rash if you aren’t highly vigilant and keep changing her diaper almost immediately. And sometimes, even then. Keeping a baby dry is absolutely essential, but also keeping a baby moisturised of immense importance.

A few things to remember when you use a diaper rash cream, though.

  1. Don’t use it as after a child develops a rash. After you wash your baby, dry her thoroughly, apply the cream and diaper her. This will make sure her skin stays moisturised, especially with the ingredients like the almond oil in the Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream.
  2. Make sure the diaper area is always dry and clean. Applying the Himalaya cream before you diaper helps in this very action because the natural zinc in it is known to keep skin dry, apart from the antiseptic and astringent properties that help in healing.
  3. You could use it after the rash develops too but I’ve found it more effective when used normally as part of everyday routine.
  4. If you’re out of diaper rash cream, it’s a good idea to keep aloe vera at home, either in its natural form (that’s what I do) or store-bought gel that you can apply on the rash, in an emergency. No wonder, then, that aloe vera is an active ingredient in the Himalaya diaper rash cream.