Infant Skin Health
Skin plays a critical role as a barrier between the body and the external environment. A healthy skin barrier provides protection from irritants and infection, minimizes water loss, ensures proper temperature regulation and helps protect from abrasion. Keeping baby’s skin healthy is important for overall health.
Maintaining Dry Skin the Diapered Area
Prolonged exposure to moisture and urine can result in skin barrier damage, making the skin more permeable to irritants. Learn more about the ways in which excessive moisture affects skin structure and understand how components in diapers help to keep baby’s skin healthy.
Cleaning Skin at Every Diaper Change
Cleaning after each diaper change can help ensure baby’s skin stays healthy. Residual urine on baby skin mixed with stool can lead to an increase in pH in the diapered area, increasing the potential for skin barrier damage. Learn more about how urine impacts the skin barrier and why it’s important to keep skin clean.
Understanding Diaper Dermatitis
The main causes of diaper dermatitis in infants is prolonged exposure to moisture and irritants in urine and stool, which can breakdown the skin barrier, leading to visible skin irritation. Read more about how to reduce the incidence of diaper dermatitis.