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Worried about diaper rash?

Odds are that your baby will experience some form of diaper rash sometime during infancy or toddlerhood. The term “diaper rash” is used to describe a skin irritation that occurs in the area covered by diapers. The first sign of it usually appears in the form of redness or tiny, red bumps on the buttocks, upper thighs, lower abdomen or genitals.
While in most cases, mild diaper rash will clear up in a few days with simple treatment, and your baby will be back to normal, there are a few key things to know. Being aware of these techniques for prevention and treatment will hopefully help avoid the complications of diaper rash, such as skin infection, and prevent pain and suffering for your baby, too.


Unfortunately for you and your little one, a whole list of things can cause diaper rash. The main cause is wearing a wet or dirty diaper for too long. Prolonged dampness, friction and ammonia substances released from wee can irritate your baby’s skin.
Plastic pants often make diaper rash worse because they stop air circulating normally and keep the diaper area damp.
Soaps and detergents left on cloth diapers after washing can also contribute to diaper rash.


There are a handful of things you can do to prevent diaper rash from occurring.

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