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Understanding Newborn Diaper Rash (Pedcast)


Anyone who has been around a new baby and tasked with changing diapers knows about common phenomena, diaper rash in the first few weeks of life. It is so common as to be almost normal. But why? Why does this happen and more importantly, how can it be avoided? Well, today I am going to try and explain the biology and chemistry behind this phenomena, and maybe even save some babies from having a very sore bum, and you from having to console a very distraught newborn. That’s a big task but I think we can do it. Continue reading