Skin issues can sometimes be one of the scariest things for new parents to see in their children. Although this is true, skin problems can be very common for babies. Here are the top five most common skin conditions for babies, according to Parenting.com.
Intertrigo is a rash that appears mostly around the baby's skin folds, like the neck and legs. It is especially predominant in chubby children under 6 months old. It can be caused by excessive drool and spit-up, bringing moisture that collects in your baby's creases, which don't get any air.
This is also known as miliaria, and is commonly found on the face, neck, back, or buttox on a baby. These tiny red bumps are caused by anything that will make your baby overheat. Examples of this are tight, unbreathable fabrics or long, hot car rides.
Seborrhea is a rash that can appear on the head, eyebrows, the neck, cheeks, chest, or behind the ears of a baby. It's most common in babies under 6 months of age. No one knows what causes this yellow, flake-like rash.
This is a rash that can appear on pretty much any area of the babies skin, and it also appears in adults. Eczema can be caused by any number of things. Hot weather, cold weather, soaps, clothing (especially wool), can all spark an outbreak.
This rash solely comes from something your baby touches, like anything from soaps and detergents to grass and other plants. Sometimes new, unwashed clothes can cause this type of rash as well.
Because of the many skin problems that can blemish your baby's otherwise perfect skin, many parents are using hypoallergenic sheets in the nursery. Allergens are everywhere in your home, and they are the likely cause of several of the child's skins conditions laid out above. Hypoallergenic sheets are much less likely to irritate your child's skin because they are able to lock out many of the allergens that are floating around your home.
If you're a new parent and have concerns about your baby's comfort, it's a safe bet to put your baby in hypoallergenic sheets.