1 Department of Pediatrics, Azadi Teaching Hospital, Kirkuk

2 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Tikrit University.

3 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Tikrit University


Background: Baby feeding went in to two phases; the 1St phase when the baby is on milk usually up to 4-6 months, in the 2nd phase the milk is not enough so the addition of the solid diets is recommended. Napkins rash is common complaint of the nursing mother and infant which may be due to solid diets. The aim of the study: Is to evaluate whether the early introduction of solid diets to infant has any rule in increasing or decreasing the occurrence of napkins rash. Patients and Methods: A convenient sample hospital based study was done on children between 4-24months who start solid diets, to evaluate the role of introduction of the solid diets on occurrence of the napkins rash. Each group evaluated by prepared questionnaire. Results: The total number of the study cases are (52) cases, (22) male and (30) female and the results of this study were: Most of the cases were female (57.7%), between 13-24 months (50%), from the rural areas (71.2%), on the solid diet and bottle feeding (40.4%), normal (weight 57.7% and height 94.2%), with very early introduction of the solid foods between ages 4-6 months (61.5%). Most of the cases with recurrent napkins rash (51.9%) were used readymade napkins (48.1%), were on the bottle feeding and the solid diets (19.2%) (not significant), with very early introducing solids to their diet (28.8%) (not significant), female about (32.7%) (significant). And were from the rural areas (26.9%) (significant). Conclusion: The study concluded that early introduction of the solid foods has no significant effect in occurrence of the napkins rash.