About Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is extremely common among babies as they grow and change. During their first twelve months, it is especially common due to certain milestones babies experience, such as teething, sleep changes and starting solid foods.

What is Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is red, patchy inflammation found on babies' skin where they wear their diapers. It is caused by wetness and irritation, and can affect areas such as around the buttocks, thighs and genitals. Babies may feel discomfort and pain from diaper rash, as their diapers can rub these sensitive areas.

Symptoms you may notice from diaper rash include:

  • Baby’s skin around the diaper area becoming puffy and tender
  • Changes in behavior:
    • Increased moodiness
    • Acting uncomfortable especially during diaper changes
  • He or she may even cry or fuss when the diaper area is being washed or touched

Diaper rash is extremely common, but it’s easy to treat and prevent with A+D!

Prevent Diaper Rash

A+D Original Ointment

A+D Original OintmentProvides a protective barrier to help prevent diaper rash.

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Treat Diaper Rash

A+D Zinc Oxide Cream

A+D Zinc Oxide CreamSpecially formulated with Zinc Oxide to help treat your baby’s diaper rash.

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Diaper Rash Causes

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:


Teething

Although teething itself doesn't cause diaper rash, the excessive drool that comes from chewing on everything in sight can irritate babies’ tummies resulting in diarrhea. Continued contact with irritants like diarrhea can contribute to diaper rash.

Sleep Changes

It’s a wonderful thing when babies start sleeping through the night. However, along with that much needed extra sleep comes more exposure to soggy diapers. This in turn irritates babies’ sensitive skin and can cause diaper rash.

Solid Foods

Transitioning to solid foods is very exciting for parents and their babies. These new foods and textures can be stimulating for babies, but they can also impact what ends up in their diapers! This can irritate babies’ skin and cause diaper rash.

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

Use A+D Original Ointment as a protective barrier during each diaper change, and help keep diaper rash from becoming its own milestone!

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