We’ve hit the six-month mark! Lots of changes happening with my little love bug. He’s crawling all over the place, has two teeth and is eating lots more foods. He loves bananas, apples, pumpkin and can’t get enough of those baby teething wafers.
While I’m excited about all these small changes, there’s one thing that we’ve tried very hard to avoid- diaper rash! My first born had a few terrible bouts with diaper rash and the memory of those days has made me extra concerned and cautious with this baby.
Transitioning to solid foods can increase the frequency of diaper rash. The enzymes that help break down food for digestion pass through the stool and can break down skin as well when they come in contact.
It’s a common problem and one that can be treated and even prevented. I use Balmex Complete Protection Diaper Rash Cream on our baby. It contains zinc oxide, the #1 doctor recommended ingredient for fighting diaper rash. Balmex has been trusted by parents and recommended by pediatricians for 65 years.
Balmex is clinically proven to reduce diaper rash and redness in just ONE application. And using Balmex before a diaper rash occurs can help protect your child from developing a rash from wetness, skin chaffing and irritation caused by digestive enzymes in soiled diapers.
I apply Balmex to our baby’s bottom at each diaper change to help protect him from developing diaper rash, especially now that we’ve introduced solid foods. Digestive enzymes are known to irritate the skin and I want to keep my baby’s sensitive parts safe from anything that could cause trouble.
I also love that Balmex is easy to remove with gentle wiping. A baby’s skin is so delicate and repeatedly wiping can cause more irritation and discomfort. Balmex wipes away easily unlike other diaper rash creams I’ve tried in the past.
It’s so exciting watching our little one grow. All the milestones, all the changes. While some changes are all joy, others add growing pains and grievances for baby and parent! Teething, ever changing sleep routines and eating habits. I’m all for adding anything that helps to our parenting tool kit!
Because a happy baby means a happy mama. And we love seeing our happy baby smile!