Dr. Laura Miguel.
Parents come to the clinic every day alarmed because their baby has "yellow scabs" on their head even though they are very careful to wash the baby’s head every day. This idea is very common amongst parents, especially first-time parents, but, is there any truth in the rumour that cradle cap affects children due to a lack of hygiene?
What is cradle cap?
Cradle cap is the common name for the seborrhoeic dermatitis that affects newborn babies and young children. It is very common and is characterised by the appearance of thick yellowish flakes...
Diaper rash occurs when the baby’s skin is in contact with a wet diaper for a long time. The acids in urine and faeces, and the growth of bacteria and fungus caused by the warm, wet environment, attack the baby’s fine, delicate skin, causing irritation and a stinging feeling.
To prevent diaper rash it is advisable to use disposable diapers and try to keep the area as dry as possible. The tips below can also help to avoid this problem: