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Diaper Rash At Different Ages: What To Expect

Diaper Rash At Different Ages: What To Expect

There’s no doubt about it–your baby will face a diaper rash at some point in their journey. And like always, when your baby faces something, you’re facing it too. Moms, dads, and caregivers of all kinds, we’re here to give you the 4-1-1 on all things diaper rash from their first diaper to their first birthday (and beyond). We’ve been there, we’ve seen diaper rash in every shape and shade of red, and we’re here to make it all a little less scary. Let’s dive into what to expect when it comes to diaper rash.

1. They’re new and so are you

The biggest reason for diaper rash in newborns is that they spend so much of their time in their diapers. Also, you’re getting the hang of when and how often to change their diapers–and that’s more than okay! When moisture builds up in the diaper, it’s normal for a baby diaper rash to occur. If you’re reading this with a newborn with diaper rash by your side, don’t fret. Make sure you’re changing them as soon as they are wet (usually every 3-4 hours) and are wiping thoroughly. You can also apply a diaper rash cream for good measure to treat and prevent more irritation.

2. Growing Through Diapers

During the 3-6 month period, you might feel like your little one is getting bigger with each passing day–and they are! Growth spurts are common during this time, which means it’s important to reassess your baby’s diaper size often. Tight diapers can be a significant cause of baby diaper rash, so make sure you’re paying attention.

3. Time To Eat

Your baby is hungry during the 6-9 month period, and they’re moving on from breastmilk or formula to solid foods. As their food source changes, their poop content, consistency, and frequency is going to change (naturally) too. Staying on top of changing them and applying a diaper rash ointment to prevent and soothe rashes is key during this time. If you’re looking for more information about diaper rash while switching to solid foods, check out our blog “How To Prepare When Your Baby Is Starting Solid Foods.”

4. Diet & Diaper Rash

As your baby expands their diet and tries more foods during the 9-12 month period (which is a great thing!), diaper rash can often follow. As we mentioned, it’s normal for a child’s poop to change as their diet does. Additionally, they might be starting daycare during this time, which can also spark diaper rash. For more information on this, check out our blog “Diaper Rash & Daycare: Tips & Tricks To Know.” The best thing to remember is that it’s normal, you’re not a bad parent, and that you can keep this diaper rash at bay with frequent changing and a diaper rash cream you can count on. That’s where Triple Paste comes in!

We hope this blog was helpful and that you’ll come back to us when you need a dependable diaper rash ointment you can trust every time. Just remember, you’re doing amazing and we’re so proud to help you on this journey.