Caring for baby’s bum and debunking the baby powder myth
Caring for our baby’s skin is quite tricky, we can never really try one product to another on our baby’s skin. Moreso, when we talk about our baby’s bum. A baby’s bum is more sensitive and is more prone to react that may lead to diaper rashes because it is exposed to urine and poop.
I’m just thankful that Gwen’s skin is not sensitive, or maybe I’ve used the correct product right from the start hence Gwen and I were saved from the horrors of a diaper rash. Even when Gwen was still a newborn, I already used Johnson’s Baby Skin Care Wipes (the pink one) on her bum. She’s exclusively breastfed then, she pooped a lot, and I used lots of baby wipes on her and she never got diaper rashes. When my friend learned that I’m using baby wipes in cleaning her bum, she was in disbelief and told me to use cotton dipped in warm water only so as not to irritate baby’s skin. But I politely told her that Gwen has no allergic reactions with the wipes so I continued using it on her, convenient pa! Later on, I found out that Johnson’s Baby Skin Care Wipes indeed helps in preventing rash like a diaper cream because it cleans and coats baby’s bum with baby lotion.
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O ayan, that’s proof that Gwen is a Johnson’s baby even if this is a Johnson’s Baby sponsored post. =)
Aside from using good quality wipes, I only used branded disposable diapers for Gwen. I tried several brands until I settled for Huggies. I’m not being a snob by not using generic diapers, honestly, I tried twice at the maximum but I wasn’t happy with the fit and the weewee absorption. Parang the urine just stays at the top hence the possibility of irritating the skin. Besides, the price difference between generic and branded diapers is not that much, promise! Generic diapers are just a few CENTS cheaper than branded diapers. So I opted to spend a few more CENTS for quality disposable diapers.
So there, the secret why Gwen’s bum is rash-free is because of Johnson’s Baby Skin Care Wipes and a branded disposable diaper.
I didn’t use baby powder on Gwen’s skin as some relatives told me na “nakakahika raw”. I didn’t think that it’s important then so I just obeyed them. When I attended the Johnson’s Baby Complete Care Diaper System launch last August, I learned that applying baby powder particularly Johnson’s Baby Complete Care Powder is also an important step in changing diapers because it repels wetness by keeping pee and poop away from touching baby’s bottom. It also soothes rashes and helps reduce friction.
But remember when applying powder on your baby, you must first put the powder on your hands away from baby’s face then apply to baby’s bum.
To keep it simple, the secret to a diaper rash-free baby is: Johnson’s Baby Skin Care Wipes + Johnson’s Baby Complete Care Powder + regular diaper changes.
If you want to know more, go to Johnson’s Baby Complete Care Diaper System microsite.
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