Adult skin vs. baby skin
Babies sweat less, which means she has trouble regulating her temperature, so make sure you keep her out of extreme temperatures.
Because your baby has a higher lipid count, more icky germs can get through her skin, making it easier to get an infection. Change her diaper often and remember the DESITIN!
A baby’s skin is not fully prepared to defend itself, plus she has a lowered immune system, making her more open to infection. Monitor her skin and any red patches.
The protectant layer of a baby’s skin is less developed, so irritants get absorbed easier - plus she has a harder time with friction. Change her diaper often and don’t be shy with the DESITIN.
And don’t forget to tickle those little, big feet.
You may not always be able to protect your baby from diaper rash, but there are steps you can take to significantly reduce its occurrence.