4 Foods That Could Be Causing Your Babys Diaper Rash
Diaper changing can be an unpleasant event for all involved, but it’s so much worse when your little one suffers from perpetual diaper rash. If your little one struggles with rashes, take a closer look at what he’s eating, as some foods have been linked to causing diaper rash:
- Citrus. Most toddlers love fruit, but if they are prone to diaper rash, you have to be cautious about the more acidic citrus fruits like oranges. Others to avoid include, lemon, and lime.
- Tomatoes are another common cause of diaper rash. Beware of the myriad of other foods that contain tomatoes: sauces, soups, ketchup.
- Strawberries. Even those sweet, juicy little delights can cause some serious pain later for babies prone to rashes.
- Pineapple. Another delicious but terribly acidic fruit is pineapple. If you notice that it triggers diaper rash, try switching to less-acidic cantaloupe or honeydew instead.
Be sure to apply a thick layer of Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment at every diaper change, especially if your baby has liquid stool or diarrhea. The hypoallergenic healing ointment forms a protective barrier on your babies’ skin and prevents diaper rash from starting in the first place.