good advise for nappy rash please????

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Hanna - posted on 08/12/2009

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i did the following -- stopped using baby wipes until it went away and just rinsed my son's butt off under running water or with a washcloth, then when it got really bad (almost blister-like, i used a camomile cream & then A+D with aloe vera the white one, if you don't have that, Nivea baby cream (the one in a jar) works well too -- it doesn't get absorbed, but forms protective layer so that your baby doesn't irritate it further by moving around) -- went away within a week and it was bad -- looked like open blisters)

for regular diaper rash i use huggies lotion with shea butter (and if you register on their site, they send you coupons for it too) -- ever since i started using it, he hasn't really had diaper rash. oh and buy bigger diapers -- they're supposed to fit, but there should be some room in it for your baby to pee -- so it doesn't start sticking to your baby and rub against him/her because it expands and has nowhere to go. same goes for clothes -- buy the oncies (body suits) a bit bigger/longer so that as the diaper expands, it doesn't get all squashed up and irritating baby's skin down there. good luck!

Kara - posted on 08/12/2009

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my doctor told me to use maalox( the stuff you drink for acid ) it helps with the acid in the pee.make sure the bottom is dry put it on a cotton ball rub so u can see the white make sure it dries then put the diaer on n i should go away in no more then 2 days. It worked for me!!!

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Sam - posted on 08/23/2009

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A nurse came to my house last week because I was having so much trouble feeding her. One night I was trying to feed her for 2 hours. She seemed hungry and mouthing everything but as soon as she would attach she would pull away. While finding out what the problem with her feeding was I also found out why she had such bad nappy rash that I could not get rid of no matter what I tried. I would think it was going only to realise it was coming back and much worse. My little girl had thrush, which probably looks very different from nappy rash but as a first time mother I did not know. I had noticed the white on her tongue but when I asked about it, I was told if it was thrush it would be much worse than a little bit of white on her tongue. It wasn't worse because she is breastfed. The breast milk was keeping it under control. I am posting this for anyone else who has a breastfed child with uncontrollable nappy rash and has not considered the possibility of thrush.

Stephanie - posted on 08/19/2009

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if its really bad wip up some raw egg whites only untill they are full of air and put it in the nappy for a few hours. i was sceptical to when my mum said to try it but it really does work lol

Jolene - posted on 08/19/2009

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If you have already tried diaper rash cream and it is not making it any better or is making it worse you may want to talk to your doc about possible yeast infection. Yeast infections in babies is quite common due to the moisture in the area so he can give you a simple prescription cream that will clear it up right away. If it is not yeast I would suggest lots of diaper free time the air should help clear it right up, also maybe try using some power with corstarch in it, Johnson's has a good one.

Sam - posted on 08/18/2009

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I have tried some the suggestions and her nappy rash is nearly gone. Thank you all so much.

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Aquaphor is what works best for my little ones! Once my daughter caught a really bad stomach flu which gave her diarrhea, and that lead to a nasty rash that just wouldn't go away. Her pediatrician gave me a sample of it, and the rash was practically gone in less than 2 days. That's all I've used ever since. Good luck!

Samara - posted on 08/15/2009

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there is a great product by mary kay called extra emolient night cream and it works wounders on healing and preventing diper rash and many other skin irritations if u r interrested i know a wonderful consultent that sells it!!!

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No wipes for us, babe's skin was too sensitive. Water and cotton balls to clean up, then a little pat with a soft cloth and a couple of minutes to air dry. Works like a charm. Good luck!

Lori - posted on 08/15/2009

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talc n powder in the nappy its excellent!!! my daughter woz reali bleeding and it woz gone in 2 days

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My little one had a lot of really bad nappy rash in the beginning, because she was so unsettled all the time. I just tried to keep her butt as clean and dry as possible.

Mum sugested along with the community nurse that I try washing her butt with a little luke warm water with a drop or two of white vinegar in it. I used a cup of water and 2 drops of vinegar. So at nappy time I did, then dried her off and put on some Curash nappy cream. It cleared it up in a couple of days.

Sarah - posted on 08/14/2009

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Aveeno diaper rash cream, frequent nappy changes, making sure the area is super dry

Ashley - posted on 08/14/2009

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i always put vaseline on my boys bums when i change their diapers and neither one of them have had a rash. the only time my oldest had a rash was when he was on 3 different types of heavy antibiotics for 2 months. they did give us Zincofax in the hospital for it which seemed to help. once he was off the antibiotics and we used vaseline he never got another one and so far my 6 week old doesnt have one

Paula - posted on 08/13/2009

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Do not use wipes, wipe the baby with a warm wash cloth, let his/her bottom air out for a few minutes and then put some aquafor on it. Change the diaper often, do not let it get too full or the baby stay wet for too long!

Cara - posted on 08/13/2009

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I swear by Paw Paw ointment rash almost gone immediately...i use it for everything its great!!!

Benessa - posted on 08/13/2009

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON!!!!!!!!!!!



NOTE: take a serving spoon of flour.... regular flour, and pour in a non-stick pan... on med-low heat allow it to brown...this may take 20-25 minutes but it all must brown evenly.. stir with a wooden spoon constantly ... and when it all turns coffee/w cream brown move to cool iron and let sit until it cools.... after this pour into a zip lock bag and wash baby and dry completely... and then grap a pinch in all the tip of your fingers and rub in gently... it will keep and remove diaper rash completely in 48-72 hours and it can be stored for future us as needed,..... I PROMISE THIS WORKS



NOTE: Like making cooked pudding...you must stir constantly until it thinkens same concept...



Benessa Russell: silkysender@aol.com

Kate - posted on 08/12/2009

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Am-o-lin cream is the best... that and make sure she is dried properly after bath time.

Sam - posted on 08/12/2009

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Quoting Barbara:

My babysitter told me that two baths a day, one in the morning (which she gave) and one at night (which I gave) would prevent diaper or any other kind of rash. I worked! If you are a working mom, which I was, I know it can be a pain, but it is best for your child :)



doesn't too much bathing dry her skin out.???

Crystal - posted on 08/12/2009

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Change often and allow the skin to dry completely before securing the new diaper. I also am a big fan of the Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream....I though this worked better than the other popular brands I tried.

Barbara - posted on 08/12/2009

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My babysitter told me that two baths a day, one in the morning (which she gave) and one at night (which I gave) would prevent diaper or any other kind of rash. I worked! If you are a working mom, which I was, I know it can be a pain, but it is best for your child :)

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