It's practically a parental rite of passage: opening your baby's diaper and seeing his sweet little bottom covered in red splotches. Welcome to the world of diaper rash. Before you start questioning your parenting skills (or running to the emergency room), remember that the rash is harmless if treated. Most babies get a diaper rash at some point but won't continue to get it once they're toilet trained.
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Common, everyday diaper rash is usually a bright red, flat rash that results when a baby's skin is exposed to prolonged wetness from a wet or dirty diaper. The best way to prevent it is changing your baby's diaper as ... More