How to Be Prepared for Diaper Rash Season (GIVEAWAY)

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Summer is back again which means more time outside, at the beach, the pool, and at the park. Not only is the weather heating up, but it’s travel season, which means more road trips, beach vacations and outdoors. Summer is all about fun, outdoors and vacations but did you know that summer is also Diaper Rash Season? Yep, all that extra moisture hanging around in the diaper region from sweat, swim diapers, maybe not-as-frequent diaper changes and more, makes the perfect storm for a diaper rash to creep up and ruin summer fun. If baby ain’t happy, then no one is happy.

We have the solution on how to be prepared for it! Make sure the doctor is always with you! Yep, Dr. Smith‘s diaper rash products (whether you fancy the spray or the cream!) should always be in your diaper bag, beach bag, pool bag, vehicle baby emergency kit and pretty much any bag that goes with baby. Dr. Smith’s not only helps treat diaper rash FAST, but it also helps prevent diaper rash.

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Dr. Smith’s is a pediatrician-developed diaper rash treatment that comes in an ointment and a handy spray application.  Some of our Baby Gizmo mamas swear by the Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment made with a creamy blend of premium ingredients and others love the touch-free Diaper Rash Spray that keeps your fingers clean.  Either way, you’ll be keeping diaper rash away!

Here are some great tips from Dr. Smith’s:

Preventing and treating summer diaper rash

Keeping your baby’s diaper area dry is the best way to prevent diaper rash from developing in the first place. This might mean regular diaper changes in sweaty weather, and letting him or her air out whenever possible. But remember to practice good sun safety! Infants and babies should be dressed in long, lightweight pants and shirts, with a head covering, if they are in direct sunlight. For infants over six months of age, you should use sunscreen on exposed skin.

If a diaper rash develops, here are your best treatment options:

  1. Keep the area clean with a soft cloth and water. Don’t use anything on your baby’s skin that contains alcohol and resist the urge to use a lotion or cream that isn’t intended for diaper rash.
  2. Slather the affected area with a thick layer of diaper rash cream or spray. Look for a product that contains zinc oxide, or even petroleum jelly, and apply it like you’re icing a cake.
  3. Don’t use very tight diapers that are likely to hold in sweat and moisture, which will only aggravate the condition.

Don’t use talcum powder, cornstarch, or baby powder on a diaper rash. All of these fine powders can be easily inhaled.

Finally, if the rash persists despite treatment, call your pediatrician or make an appointment. This may signal a Candida yeast infection, which is typically treated with a prescription medication.

You can find Dr. Smith’s products in Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, many grocers, Walmart and on Amazon. For more information on Dr. Smith’s, visit: www.drsmiths.com.

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124 COMMENTS

  1. We love taking the ATV’s out during the summer. They open up all the streets up here to all ATV’s. It’s so much fun.

  2. Favorite activity is going home to my small hometown and getting away from the big city. I visit my parents and grandfather, celebrate a cluster of family birthdays at the beginning of July, and go down to the beach to watch the fireworks show. It is always the best part of my year.

  3. When my son was little, we loved taking walks along the river. He loved throwing sticks and rocks in, was his favorite place! 🙂

  4. We love to swim and the neighborhood pool and visit the area splash pads! When it gets too HOT in Texas we go to the mall to play at their indoor playground.
    Great tips!

  5. I love family vacation! We took a trip to Gatlinburg TN this summer, it was our first vacation as a family of 5! We had a great time.

  6. Our favorite summer activity is having lots of outdoor waterfun. We put up a pool for the kiddos while dad Barbques is usually a tradition, Or outdoor grilling. This year we are doing a pool & slip n slide kids are super excited to try it out! Also sprinklers and water balloons are always fun as well. Thank you for the tips & good luck everyone

  7. Just getting Outside! Moving around and playing all sorts of new games, walking, swimming, BBQing, and just front porch sitting!!

  8. My favorite summer activity is camping at the beach in our RV. We camp at Jetty Park, Port Canaveral once a month. It is so much fun.

  9. We like going to Grandma’s house to swim in her pool or to go to the beach to dip our toes in the ocean. Summer fun means water and time outdoors.

  10. We LOVE the beach! It’s so much fun to get out and explore the water with Dr. Smith’s in tow for those rash emergencies!

  11. We basically spend the whole summer in the water. It doesn’t stay hot here very long but when it’s hot it’s really hot.

  12. you have been building up about them for awhile, i love their stuff. we are going to be trying a lot of different brands once lil man arrives and this is definetly on the list with babyganics, the honest company and earth mama angel baby or whatever it is ha

  13. Favorite summer activity is getting to spend time as a family exploring new places or going on local adventures. My husband is a teacher and while he does summer school for extra money we still get to see him lots!

  14. We love going to the beach and camping there or just spending the day being tourists. Thankfully we dont live too far from the beach so we can play all day and still sleep in our comfy beds. We look forward to summer all year long.

  15. The spray is great! Would be better as a pump ONLY so it could be left in the car without fear of it exploding in the heat.

  16. We just moved to the coast so our favorite activity is hitting up that beach! We love building sand castles and running into the ocean every few minutes to cool off!

  17. We have a new baby grandson due next month, yep, visiting him will by my favorite summer activity this year!

  18. We have two fav activities! One is going to the beach and the other is camping! We love to be outdoors and spend as much time outside as possible during the summer months.

  19. We love anywhere that has water so we can keep cool. It’s so hot in Texas that you are either inside with the ac or outside in the pool.

  20. We went to the splash pad a few weeks ago, and plan on doing a few other water-related trips this summer. I want to go to Legoland, the San Diego Safari Park, and Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

  21. We have a park close by that we love to go to and play then have a picnic. fun times I am graetful for every hint and tip that is passed my way!

  22. Every summer I try to make it to another state, I love exploring each one going to their famous parks and historical sites..so far I’ve been to 20!

  23. My family and I love to go camping on the river during the summer months. We love playing in and on the water.

  24. My favorite Summertime activity is going swimming with the kids at the pool or lake. We love also going to the Water Park to ride the rides and have fun!

  25. Our favorite summer activity is playing tennis together as a family! It’s great exercise and we just love the sport of tennis!

  26. Our favorite summer activity is the local parks and forests. Fun to have days were we just enjoy the outdoors, maybe have a picnic.

  27. Thanks for another great opportunity! Love the tips. I use them for every day diapering not just diaper rash season, so let’s hope it stays away!

  28. Good advice. I like giving the kids some diaper free time even though sometimes it does end up I a little mess. But no one wants a rash.

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