Not all diaper rashes are the same. Here's a look at the various contributors to the skin condition.
The first hours of life carry a long checklist, which often includes the newborn's first bath, but variation in the practice appears to be quite common across US birthing centers.
Irritated skin in the diaper area may make parents first think of diaper rash, but atopic dermatitis is another possible condition. Knowing the triggers can help determine the correct diagnosis.
Although not every case of diaper rash can be avoided, using preventive techniques can reduce damage.
Cloth diapers are considered less likely to cause diaper rash, but that's not always the case.