What is Diaper Rash?
Diaper rash can range from a few prickly red spots to more intense red bumps that spread across your baby’s thighs and tummy. Most babies will experience diaper rash at one time or another.
Causes of Diaper Rash
Most parents have experienced an unhappy baby with a bout of diaper rash! Although there have been great advancements in disposable diapers, trapped moisture is often the reason, causing skin to become tender and irritated. Irritated skin is more susceptible to a yeast infection that can cause the rash to become worse.
The introduction to solid foods can also bring on redness and chaffed skin. Some other common causes of diaper rash are: leaving a wet or soiled diaper on your baby too long, an allergic reaction, or teething.
Tips for Keeping Baby’s Bottom Rash-Free
- Check your baby’s diaper often
- Change your baby’s diaper every time it is wet or soiled
- Clean with warm water and a soft wash cloth or un-fragranced baby wipes
- Apply a zinc-based barrier diaper cream after every diaper change
- Ensure the diaper cream is fragrance-free and made with nut-free ingredients
- Allow your baby to go diaper-free as much as possible
- Avoid wipes with alcohol or other harsh chemicals including fragrance
Refer to our watch list for other ingredients to watch out for.