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Does Taking a Bath Help Diaper Rash?

Baths are one way to effectively remove irritating urine and stool, but be sure to completely dry the baby before putting a diaper on to avoid skin irritation, advises Washington, D.C., board-certified pediatrician Jennifer A. Gardner. If signs of diaper rash appear, such as redness or swelling, place the baby in a warm bath three times a day to keep the area clean and soothed, recommends Gardner, founder of Healthy Kids Company. You can also add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the water to help treat the rash.

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