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Understanding the Causes of Diaper Rash

Protecting Your Little One's Bottom


The best way to combat a rash is to fully understand why this skin condition develops and the contributing factors that can potentially make it worse. Our Nurture Cub family-owned and operated business is passionate about helping parents find relief for their child’s diaper rash by providing both education and all-natural baby diaper rash cream for sensitive skin.


In this blog post, we will explore the potential culprits behind diaper rash, equipping you with the knowledge to keep your child’s skin free of redness. Explore more prevention tips on our blog and other natural remedies if you ever run out of Pure Bliss Baby Balm!


Prolonged Exposure to Moisture


One of the primary causes of diaper rash is prolonged exposure to wetness, which is commonly found in dirty diapers. When urine and stool come into contact with the baby's sensitive skin for extended periods, it can easily lead to irritation and inflammation. Consider changing your baby's diaper frequently, ideally every two to three hours, to minimize contact with wetness.



Friction and Irritation


The friction caused by diapers rubbing against delicate skin can also contribute to diaper rash. Not to mention that chemicals found in certain disposable diapers or wipes, such as fragrances and dyes, can further irritate your child’s sensitive skin. Remember to prioritize products that are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and gentle on your baby's skin.


Yeast or Bacterial Infections


Diaper rash can also be triggered by yeast or bacterial infections, which thrive in warm, moist environments. Not only is this a major inconvenience for parents, but it can result in more severe and persistent rashes that can make diapers uncomfortable for your child. If you suspect persistent issues with this, it’s always best to speak to your pediatrician.


Allergic Reactions


Some babies may develop diaper rash as a result of allergic reactions to specific fabrics, detergents, or fabric softeners. But parents can prevent this from being an issue by choosing the right baby diaper rash cream and paying close attention to the products you use. Use gentle, fragrance-free detergents and avoid harsh chemicals or other parabens.


Protect Your Child’s Skin With Nurture Cub


Diaper rash can be uncomfortable for your little one, causing distress for both baby and parent. But by understanding the potential causes and taking preventive measures, you can help protect your baby's delicate skin. Browse more tips from our Nurture Cub blog and learn more about our Pure Bliss Baby Balm baby diaper rash cream now!



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