Beloved Texas Brand Helps Provide Quick Relief from Diaper Rash
San Antonio, TX (GistCloud) July 10, 2013 – Summertime is here, and lots of trips and long days at the pool are planned for many families. As the hot summer fun calls, remember high heat and humidity can contribute to diaper rash. Swimming, high temperatures, sand and even long car trips can all be irritants to baby’s sensitive skin.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of babies between four months and 15 months of age will develop diaper rash at least once in a two-month period.
Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment hopes your summer is filled with fun and fond family memories. To help ensure your little one’s summer isn’t spoiled by diaper rash, here are the top five ways to help ensure a diaper rash-free summer.
1Diaper rash ointment is not only for treating diaper rash, but also can be preventative. Use diaper rash ointment with zinc oxide at every diaper change.
2With hot and humid weather, sweat can cause irritations under the diaper, exacerbating a situation with already sensitive skin. Change a baby’s diaper often.
3Keep skin under the diaper clean and dry. Sitting in a long car ride or wearing a wet diaper after swimming for long periods of time can cause more moisture to get trapped and cause chafing.
4A tightly-wrapped diaper can further cause irritation and sweat. Make sure you select the right size diaper, and avoid putting it on too tightly to avoid trapping moisture and chafing.
5Letting baby go without a diaper, when possible, allows skin to dry completely with no worry about the friction and chafing that can be caused by both cloth and disposable diapers. *If diaper rash persists after a few days, or gets worse, call your pediatrician.
Armed with the top ways to avoid diaper rash this summer, be sure to also include Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Ointment in your summer diaper bag – and don’t forget the sunscreen. The Dr. Smith’s® family of products includes an ointment available in a 2 oz. and 3-oz tube. For more information about Dr. Smith’s, go to DoctorSmiths.com.
Dr. Smith’s was developed in 1963 by Dr. Forrest M. Smith, Jr., a San Antonio pediatrician. Its incomparable effectiveness has earned it the recommendation of pediatricians and pharmacists everywhere. Dr. Smith’s ointment is now part of the Mission Pharmacal family of products.