Got Questions? We've got answers from experts and parents who've been there.
I found crystals on my baby during diapering, what should I do?
What you're describing is most likely coming from your baby's diaper -- and nothing to worry about. Diapers are filled with tiny balls of gel that give them their absorbent quality, but sometimes when a diaper gets particularly saturated (or tears slightly) the gel balls escape and stick to the baby. The next time you see these little crystals, just remove them gently with a wipe.
Copyright 2009 Meredith Corporation.
The answers from our experts are for educational purposes only. Please always refer to your child's pediatrician and mental health expert for more in-depth advice.