Frequent diaper change can reduce contact between the skin and urine or stools.
Clean the skin in the diaper area gently and carefully. Dry by patting with a soft towel instead of rubbing the delicate skin.
Gentle cleansing with warm water and a soft cloth is usually sufficient.
If soap is desired, a mild, fragrance-free soap substitute or bath oil is recommended. If baby wipes are used, choose a brand that is alcohol and fragrance-free. Baby wipes are not recommended if the skin becomes irritated or develops open sores.
Dried stools can be loosened with mineral oil applied to a cotton ball.