Starting on solid food can lead to looser stools and a greater likelihood of nappy rash affecting your baby.
When a baby has a cold, stools are often looser, meaning that nappy rash is more likely to occur.
A runny nose, lots of saliva and diarrhoea are often the signs of teething. It's also a time when nappy rash can strike.
Nappy rash is often linked to antibiotic use. Antibiotics may mildly upset the digestive system leading to diarrhoea and nappy rash.
First sleep through the night
Sleeping through the night means that nappy changing may be delayed, making nappy rash more likely to develop.
Change in diet
A change in diet like moving on from breast milk may lead to more frequent and watery stools, potentially leading to nappy rash.
Nappy rash usually starts when the baby's delicate skin is in prolonged contact with urine and faeces in the nappy. It's much more difficult to prevent this if your baby has diarrhoea.
1. Morris H, The bottom line on nappy rash, British Journal of Midwifery, Sept 2012, Vol 20, No 9, page 623-626)
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