Your baby’s skin has a wealth of unique cell potential, but it is also delicate and undeveloped: it doesn’t yet function as a complete protective barrier, and so it can easily become irritated. Red, dry, and/or chapped areas can appear around the mouth (especially if your baby uses a pacifier), in skin folds (neck, armpits, groin, etc.), on the thumb if your baby sucks his thumb, behind the ears, or even on the hands, especially when it’s cold outside. If your baby has these symptoms, it’s important to treat them in order to preserve that fund of cells, relieve discomfort and prevent the risk of infection.
> Preventing irritation
> Treating irritation once it occurs