Diaper rash is one of the most common skin problems for babies and can be highly uncomfortable for your little one. Nevertheless, it is typically easy to treat and prevent right at home.
There are several different causes of diaper rash, including irritation from stool, urine or new products, chafing or rubbing, yeast or bacterial infections, skin sensitivity, or dietary changes. The telltale sign of diaper rash is tender red skin around the diaper area that may cause your little one to fuss or cry during changings.
To treat and prevent diaper rash, change your baby’s diaper frequently and keep their skin clean and dry using baby skin care products, including baby wipes and baby powder. Avoid tight diapers and clothing to allow airflow, and consider products designed for babies with sensitive skin.