In order to know if what you are seeing is a fungal infection, look for deep red (often scaly) patches with well-defined borders.

Very often, wipe solutions contain artificial fragrance and other worrisome toxins too. Since many also contain a moisture barrier, little parts don’t get much chance to breathe. It’s the perfect time for naked minutes to make sure the area is well cleaned and aired! That’s right, disposable diapers are a leading cause of skin irritation in babies who wear them.

Most artificial preservatives contain ingredients known to cause skin irritation. Many contain the same worrisome ingredients as wipes: artificial preservatives, artificial fragrance, petroleum based ingredients and more toxins. ) it’s worse, since irritating balms stay on baby’s skin, which can really up the owie factor. We hear lots of stories of well-intentioned friends and relations thinking it was good idea to give your baby a “treat.” Sometimes a new addition to the diet can be more of a trick than a treat, so if diaper rash is a problem, make a mental note of diet changes in the past few days. Make sure baby is wiped clean, and the area is dry. Here’s what cloth diapering expert Shari Criso has to say: Babies get diaper rashes for many reasons, but the reason or cause that is least identified or considered is the actual diaper itself!

Sometimes if your baby has a particularly impressive poop, it’s hard to really get all the nooks and folds without actually giving your baby a bath, so make sure all the tender parts are clean AND dried before applying any balm. While store-bought wipes can be very convenient, the solution they swim in has to be preserved. Is the diaper cream you’re using actually causing or contributing to the rash? Something might not be agreeing with your little one’s delicate digestive system! The best remedy is to make sure your baby is changed immediately – baby skin is no match for battery acid poop.

This may seem obvious, but we can get so used to seeing it a certain way that we just assume it is “normal.” It is not. Certified Herbalist Karin Parramore has this to say: Most diaper rash is caused by Candida, a common fungus that lives on our skin, especially in warm and moist places like skin folds. Offer the right conditions, though, and Candida fungal infections can arise quite easily.

Your baby’s skin should not be a different color where the diaper touches than the rest of his/her body.

Some babies are more sensitive than others, and this chemical burn or reaction can range from redness everywhere the disposable diaper is touching, to severe burns and even systemic reactions like rashes and eczema all over the baby’s body! The reason for this is that all the chemicals that are used in making the diaper are against your baby’s skin 24 hours a day! It’s easy to make sure they are part of the solution instead (pardon the pun). Teething can cause what we refer to as “battery acid poop.” Theories abound as to why teething babies tend to have diarrhea, but whatever the cause, it can be miserable. Speaking of wiping, make sure your wipes aren’t a part of the problem.All disposable diapers are made of plastic and have harmful chemicals in them. Some brands have more than others, but they all have it! The best way to avoid ALL chemical exposure from diapers is to use cloth diapers for all or at least some of the time. A wet diaper is the perfect environment to encourage yeast infections — warm, moist, and relatively low in oxygen, as most diapers are designed to create a seal around chubby little baby legs.Remember your child will be coming in contact with this diaper 24 hours per day for at least 3 years!! If mom or baby is taking antibiotics the likelihood of developing a fungal infection rapidly increases, as the antibiotics reduce beneficial bacteria that could help control fungal overgrowth.