What if my baby sits in a wet diaper all day?
The moisture could cause a diaper rash, but that's about it. Bathe her bottom in warm water and then let it air-dry before rediapering, if possible. Stay away from wipes that contain alcohol or chemicals; they could cause further irritation. Use a protective barrier cream to shield her skin from contact with the diaper.
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