Why my baby's nappy rash seems sensitive and frequent even if I've changed the diaper frequently?
But did you know that it could actually be caused by your child having a reaction to the foods and drinks that they are processing and yes, even the foods and drinks that mum is consumi ang through the breastmilk?
This type of rashes may be an Acidic Diaper Rash. Acidic diaper rashes arise when your baby’s bowel movements or urine are high in pH levels.
Here are some acidic foods that cause diaper rash:
🍊Citrus fruits (orange, lemon, grapefruits).These items are very acidic, which can be tough on baby’s digestive system.
🍅Tomatoes and tomato-based products. Your baby should also avoid spaghetti sauce, tomato soup, ketchup, and anything else that has a tomato base.
If your baby has frequent loose stools, she might develop diaper rash. Then you should avoid common diarrhoea triggers such as dairy, fruit juice, peaches, plums, prunes, and more.
Preventing and Treating Diaper Rash Through Diet
It is recommended to introduce new foods one at a time and watch your baby's reaction for 3-4 days. If you notice any negative reaction to the food, such as diaper rash, she might have a sensitivity.
If your baby does develop diaper rash, feed her starchy foods that digest easily. Reliable options include pasta, bread, rice or cereal. These will ward of diarrhoea (which makes diaper rash worse) and bulk up your baby’s stool.
Last but not least, should always keep the bottom clean and dry, clean with neutral pH non-soap cleansers, and nappy cream.
By Casa Bambini Early Childcare Centre
Childcare Centre for 2months to 4 years old