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Using diapers all the time for infants can cause any issues? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor XXXXXXX
User:My daughter is of 6 months... I have few concerns about diapering..
User:She use to have diapers almost all the time... could that cause any issues?
User:I know about diaper rashes.... but I am more worried about any long term effects
Doctor:Diaper use can cause rashes - either due to fungal infection or due to contact/pressure.
Doctor:Apart from these there are no other long term effects documented.
User:thanks... actually i heard from some peoples that it may affect baby movements since babies feels heavy... I hope that was just rumors
Doctor:There are plenty of children on diapers growing and developing without problems.
Doctor:So do not be worried about your baby movements.
User:sure :-)
Doctor:Watch out for rashes and if your baby is comfortable when on diaper.
Doctor:If your baby is comfortable and active, then it indicates all is fine.
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