Different Types of Baby Rashes

You may think that the only type of rash that a baby can have is a rash from their diaper. However, there are different types of rashes that your baby can suffer from. Their skin is so sensitive and is constantly being exposed to new materials, creams, and other elements. Everything is new to a baby and they may come in contact with something that can cause a rash. It is common for babies to have rashes, and you should know what they have before effectively treating it. Here are some of the different types of baby rashes.

A lot of babies are born with a rash called cradle cap. It is caused by clogged pores that normally occur on the scalp, face, or neck of your newborn. It can be easily treated. Luckily, this rash doesn’t irritate like other rashes do. You can treat this rash with baby oil or special infant shampoos. This skin will appear to look yellow in color, have dry patches, scaly looking skin, or flaking of the skin. It is similar to dandruff, but cradle cap only appears on newborn babies.

Another type of rash that normally occurs on a baby’s face is called prickly heat or miliaria. This often occurs if you live in a warm climate or if your infant is too hot. When your baby produces sweat, their pores can become clogged. As a result of this, little bumps can appear on their nose. The rash usually comes in the form of blisters. The blisters are clear, and they do not look like acne. If your child is dressed too warm they can get this rash on other parts of their body. It will clear up on its own but be sure to watch your baby’s temperature.

A common rash that most babies will suffer from is diapers rash. This can be a very serious rash if it isn’t managed correctly or left untreated. It is very irritating and can cause blisters, bleeding, dry flaky skin, and a lot of intense itching or burning. Diapers rash can be cured with diaper ointment, cleaning the skin, and wearing organic or cloth diapers. Normally this rash occurs when you introduce solid foods into your child’s diet.

A type of rash that occurs most often with males is baby acne, which is also called infantile acne or neonatal acne. This skin rash will go away on its own after time. Generally, it will occur during your newborn’s first 2 months after birth. It is caused by maternal hormones being exposed in the womb.

Taking care of your baby’s skin is very important. It is best to try to stop rashes before they occur or treat them when they do happen. Using diaper ointment, baby oils, lotions, and creams will help to soothe irritating rashes. Use baby oils that do not clog pores because that could cause a rash or increase irritation. Organic oils are soothing and won’t clog pores.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lewis cox on April 30, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    hi i have a rash cum up on my shoulders and it red spot i whas just hoppeing you cold tell me what cold help me get red of it please


    • It’s really hard to know from a short description to know how to treat it . You really can’t go wrong with the Eczema Oil or Baby Balm. These are both universal for any skin condition, rash or abrasion. The only thing you could not put this on would be a poison ivy, oak or sumac. If you provide me with more of a description of even a picture, I might be able to tell you more. You can email me from our contact us page on the main website. Thanks for stopping by!


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