Parent, if you are dealing with your baby’s teething rash now, you are not alone. Teething rashes commonly happen during a baby’s first year of life, especially when your baby is teething and drools more than usual. To ease your worries, we are here to share with you some useful tips to get rid of teething rashes.
What causes teething rash?
Teething rash typically presents as flat or slightly raised patches with small red bumps, appearing around the mouth and cheeks, and it can also appear on the neck or chest. When babies are teething, they tend to produce more saliva than usual. When the saliva dries on their skin, it can irritate the skin and cause a teething rash.
Following are four simple yet effective tips to get rid of a teething rash:
- Wipe it off
Keeping your baby’s skin clean and dry is the key to treat teething rashes. After feeding, gently clean by dabbing your baby’s mouth and cheek areas with a wet cloth or tissue paper. Remember to dab dry your baby’s skin with tissue paper after wiping. Avoid rubbing while cleaning as it can irritate the skin.
- Wear a bib
Put on a soft and absorbent bib to wipe off the saliva. Choose a bib made of 100% cotton or muslin to absorb the drool well. It is important to change it frequently.
- Use a gentle baby wash free of synthetic fragrance
Bathe your baby with a mild and natural body wash followed by a moisturizer. Avoid a harsh body wash that contains synthetic fragrance which can further irritate the rash.
- Apply cream
Apply cream to create a protective barrier on the irritated areas from getting in contact with drool. While there are many baby creams available in the market, not all are created equally. Choose a cream that contains goodness from natural ingredients to speed up the healing of the skin.
Here are some premium baby washes and moisturizers you can consider:
Twinkle Baby Hair & Body Wash is made with naturally derived ingredients and formulated without sulphates, parabens or synthetic fragrances. It cleanses baby’s skin while supporting the healing of inflamed and irritated skin.
Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo with Organic Calendula is a tear-free formula with organic calendula extract. It helps soothe, moisturize and soften sensitive skin while leaving a fresh scent
California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash is a gentle, non-stripping cleanser that gently and effectively cleans hair, body and face. Gentle enough for everyday use and is recommended for those with sensitive, irritated or extremely dry skin.
Sebamed Baby Protective Facial Cream protects baby’s delicate facial skin while providing relief for irritation caused by saliva. It has a protective moisturising complex with Allantoin and Hyaluron that helps to prevent dryness.
Twinkle Multi-Purpose Baby Balm contains Organic Shea Butter and Organic Calendula Oil which helps to soothe sore, inflamed and itchy skin. It is also great for relieving stomach discomfort, diaper rash and insect bites.
Follow the tips above to get rid of the teething rash on your little one’s face. With good care, teething rashes usually can go away in 1 to 2 weeks. Consult your paediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about your baby’s skin health.
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