Mom Tip: How to Treat and Help Prevent Diaper Rash

When Aiden was a newborn, he had really bad diaper rash for a while.  It was so bad, we had to rinse his diaper area with water to clean it up and get rid of the bacteria.   I used diaper cream, but it didn’t work.  My doctor suggested using Aquaphor Healing Ointment.  It is basically petroleum jelly {aka vaseline} with some other stuff in it.  It works miracles.  His  diaper rash cleared right up and has never been that bad again.  I use Aquaphor after bath time as a skin protectant.  I also use it after a diaper change if I see the beginnings of a rash.  He heals right up and we have no more tears over diaper rashes.


The containers of Aquaphor have lasted me a long while.  In two years, I’ve only bought two – the largest container and the smaller size.  {I also have two little tubes for traveling.}  Aquaphor is made by Eucerin.  You can find it next to the rest of the body lotion.  They also make some containers that say Aquaphor baby, but I think they are either more expensive or you just get less for your money.

Extra note about Aquaphor:  Use it on dry hands.  A little goes a long way.  It can be a bit messy though, so I recommend rubbing it in really well or putting it on before bed and wearing gloves.

Have you ever tried Aquaphor?


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