This is a discussion on Heat rash at neck "folds" area within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; He is quite chubby, therefore hard to clean him when he bath, but we would try our best... but sometimes ...
He is quite chubby, therefore hard to clean him when he bath, but we would try our best... but sometimes we would notice that there is heat rash around his folds area...somtimes at his other folds area like arms, armpits etc (rare)...
i dont know is because i apply baby johnson lotion or?? coz i remember when he was few days old, i applied baby johnson lotion all over him and i notice that he started to develop rashes and i stopped apply lotion... and recently i tried again, again rashes develop, so i stop applying on his neck area and focus on his body coz his skin is rather dry.... my grandma told me coz he is "changing skin", growing...
I applied powder every day since he was born on all parts of his body (but my mother in law says cannot apply powder on neck and folds area).... but recently i discover rashes would come and go, especially when weather is warm...
What should i do?? any advise??? very blur on what to apply, or anyone can share what you apply on your baby?
I dont't recommend using powder as babies will inhale the powder when we r applying it n it becomes sticky when wet. I never use powder on my son for these reasons. If the lotion is the source of the rash then mayb you shld switj brands. I'm using the California baby series for my son for most of his skin care. N ESP calendula cream from California baby which is good for rashes or redness.
I have not heard of changing skin. Why dont you try calamine lotion.
I actually apply mixture of tapioca flour and powder on my gal. Reason is I find that the spots where rashes occur tend to be moist due to sweat, so powder keeps the area dry. Tapioca flour helps to cool the skin area as well, lessening sweat there. Thus the two mixture.
I find that applying cream does not solve the problem of keeping the area dry.
To prevent too much powder from getting in the nose, try to pour only a little into the container for powder so the puff do not pick up so much powder at one time. I also use a cotton bud to clean my gal's nose everyday.
Hope this helps.
I applied Johnson lotion for my girl for rash at neck area and those rash disappear after few days... Now I applied for her everyday and seldom got rash at her neck area nowadays,,,
We never applied powder on boy as it could clog pores.
He has eczema-prone and sensitive skin, so only products recommended by Dr. can be used.
For dry skin, try Physiogel.
For sweaty skin, use moist cloth to wipe away baby's perspiration frequently.
FYI: Study Sees Hazards in Baby Powder and Lotion - washingtonpost.com