Diaper rash typically appears on the skin of infants and younger children under their diaper. It may happen to almost every baby at least for once during the first 3 years of life, and it is more likely to happen to the 9-12 months old babies. This is the time when the baby is still sitting most of the time and is also eating solid foods, which may change the acidity of the bowel movements.
Negligence in hygiene of baby results in diaper rashes. It is necessary to take some extra care on terms of hygiene of infants. The main causes of diaper rashes are not just limited to the baby's hygiene, but there are several factors which causes diaper rashes:
It is fairly easy to identify a diaper rash. More usually the rashes appear on the skin underneath the diaper area. Diaper rashes make skin red and irritated. It may appear all over your baby's bottom or genital area, or only in certain places.The affected skin may also be warm to the touch.
An infant or young child with a diaper rash may complain or cry during diaper changes and become more irritable especially when the skin in the diaper area is being cleaned or touched.
There are usually four types of diaper rashes:
A few steps may be taken towards tackling the diaper rash problem to baby's skin: