Babies can develop skin rashes as early as the first few days of their life, and they can appear for a multitude of reasons. But don’t worry too much, in most cases there is no cause for alarm.
Small rashes are only to be expected when a newborn’s skin is adapting to brand new surroundings and stimuli. Rashes are generally a sign that your baby’s skin is reacting to irritants or changes in environment.
If your baby has a rash that causes discomfort, spreads to different areas, or does not fade over time, it’s a good idea to see a doctor in case it requires treatment.
The majority of skin rashes are harmless and require very little treatment. Prevention, by avoiding irritants and not letting your baby’s skin get too dry, is often your best bet!