As babies continue to grow and change, they reach exciting milestones which are cause for celebration! Unfortunately, these milestones can also contribute to developing diaper rash. This is due to changes in babies’ behavior and growth, which can ultimately cause irritation in the diaper area. Milestones should be celebrated, so being aware that they can be a trigger for diaper rash keeps you ahead of it!
Some of these milestones include:
- Sleep Changes
- Solid Foods
In addition to prolonged exposure to urine and feces, diaper rash can be caused by the following:
- Not drying the skin thoroughly after a diaper change
- A tight diaper, which both rubs the skin and stops the air from circulating
- Irritation to ingredients found in diaper wipes, laundry detergent, soap, lotion
Using ointment as a protective barrier during each diaper change, and help keep diaper rash from becoming its own milestone!