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Probiotics: Nature’s Diaper Cream for Babies

mother changes diapers to her newborn baby

Payal Adhikari, M.D.

Key Takeaways for Parents:

  • Diaper rash can be influenced by the health of your baby’s gut and the pH of their stool.
  • Evivo, a special probiotic, works alongside breast milk to balance gut pH and increase beneficial bacteria.
  • Balanced gut pH reduces the activity of enzymes that contribute to diaper rash.
  • Parents using Evivo for their babies have reported relief from diaper rash, reduced gas and fussiness, better formed stools, and better sleep.1
  • Diaper rash – we’ve all been there, but guess what? The solution might just be as simple as nurturing your baby’s gut with probiotics. Yep, you read that right – it’s like nature’s own diaper cream.

Dealing with Diaper Rash and Gut Health in Babies

Diaper rash is a common concern for both babies and parents. While we usually suggest frequent diaper changes and protective creams, researchers have now discovered that the baby’s microbiome (the collection of microbes in the body) and gut health can play a role in preventing and relieving diaper rash.

Gut health is an important topic in baby care, especially how probiotics, or “good” bacteria, can influence the baby’s microbiome and offer health benefits. For newborns, the right kind of probiotic is crucial to establish a healthy gut. The probiotic strain B. infantis EVC001 is especially effective in replenishing good bacteria when combined with breast milk. This helps in improving baby’s nutrition and creating a protective environment in the gut.

Sadly, many babies in the United States lack B. infantis due to modern practices like C-sections, antibiotics, and formula feeding. This imbalance in gut bacteria can cause various issues. But the good news is that a probiotic called Evivo, containing the special strain B. infantis EVC001, has been discovered to restore this balance. When given to babies, Evivo helps them develop a healthier gut by increasing the good bacteria, even more than babies who are exclusively breastfed.

The pH Factor: Decoding the Diaper Rash Mystery

A key factor in diaper rash is the pH level of baby poop. Research has shown that higher pH levels in poop can contribute to diaper rash. This happens because higher pH allows digestive enzymes to be more active, which can irritate the skin.

Evivo works by using special nutrients in breast milk called human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Babies lacking B. infantis cannot utilize these nutrients properly. B. infantis helps by converting these nutrients into substances that lower the gut’s pH. Studies have demonstrated that babies who receive B. infantis EVC001 have a lower stool pH, which encourages the growth of good bacteria and reduces the activity of enzymes that cause skin irritation and diaper rash.

Being Proactive is Key

With babies going through many diapers each day, diaper rash is almost inevitable. However, using Evivo in combination with breast milk has shown remarkable results. Parents have reported that using B. infantis EVC001 in Evivo clears up diaper rash within days. Additionally, studies have highlighted that babies given Evivo experience less gas, fussiness, and improved sleep, making both babies and parents more comfortable and happy.

About the Author
Payal Adhikari, MD, Pediatrician

Dr. Adhikari is a board-certified pediatrician. Prior to medical school, Dr. Adhikari was a strategic consultant in the Healthcare division of Huron Consulting Group and later became a pediatrician in Chicago, IL. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Adhikari enjoys spending time with her husband and two kiddos.





  1. Frese, Steven A., et al. “Persistence of supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in breastfed infants.” MSphere 2.6 (2017): e00501-17.​