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Diaper Rash

How to prevent it

(HealthDayNews) -- With all the moisture, bacteria and ammonia babies' bottoms come into contact with, all infants are bound to get a diaper rash at some time.

Red bottoms are easier to prevent than cure. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says the best way to avoid rashes is by changing infants' diapers as soon as they're soiled, and by keeping their bottoms clean.

Diaper rashes can occur with cloth or disposable diapers. Some babies may be sensitive to certain disposable diaper brands or to some soaps used in cloth diapers. If you use cloth diapers, bleach them and then rinse them thoroughly.

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