Impact of Urine on Diapered Skin Health

Learn about the composition of urine and understand how urine can be irritating to baby skin.

Women holding a diapered baby in her arms


While urine alone may not be as irritating to baby skin in the diapered area as a combination of urine and feces, there are important factors to consider on the role of urine and its impact on diapered skin health.

Urine is made up of water and a number of substances, generally with a normal average pH between 6-7. Left on skin for a prolonged period, this can potentially increase skin pH and increase the permeability of the skin to irritants and harmful microorganisms.

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Impact of Urine on Diapered Skin Health

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