21 month with a never ending diaper rash

Jackie - posted on 09/02/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi, my son is 21 months and seems to keep getting diaper rashes all the time. I tried to cut out apples, oranges, speghitti sauce etc.. but he has a 4 year old sister who gets juices and things. How can I help his lil bum out but not make him feel left out???

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Tiffany - posted on 09/12/2010

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My 2yr old had a similar problem. I had to take her to a demeratologist for another reason and showed it to her while I was there. She said she had very sensitive skin. I wash all her clothes in All Free deteregent but any detergent free of dyes and perfumes will work. I wash her in dove sensitive soap and sauve shampoo for kids free of dyes and perfumes. I also found that the parent's choice diapers at walmart would break her out as well. I don't know what type of diapers you use but I know several people that had problems with parent's choice diapers. Hope this helps.

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2010

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This may not be a good suggestion and may not work at this time, but how do you feel he would be with potty training? He is young and sometimes boys train later then girls, but it can help with the diaper rash. I would not push it if you feel he is not ready. But if you think it might work or be something worth trying I would see what would happen.

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Sarah - posted on 03/09/2017

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Derek, this is an old thread. If you start your own new post, you may get more responses.
Diaper rash is not grounds for anyone to lose their parenting time or rights. To prove you are doing something wrong she'd have to have photos and/or a doctors record that the child had the rash, that the rash was likely there while the child was with you and that you could have and should have done something to help relieve the discomfort. If mom is fabricating this "rash", there are ways you can protect yourself in the future. If mom comes to get the child from you, the two of you can look at his diaper area together. If you hand off thru a third party, you can have someone else take a peek or even take a photo (one you'd only produce for the judge) to prove the child's bottom was looking good when he left your care. Another thing to do it keep a record of exactly when you change him, what you did (used baby wipes, diaper cream, etc), what he did (pee/poop) and what his bottom looked like. If he is starting to get a rash, make sure you keep him clean, dry and leave his bottom open to air when possible. Remember, all kids can get diaper rash, so that is not the issue- your awareness and response to the rash is what the judge will be interested in hearing. Judges do not take kindly to parents who make up problems to get the other parent in trouble. What would make mom file this motion? Is she truly concerned, or is she petty?

Derek - posted on 03/08/2017

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son is 2.5 and apparently he has a rash when his mom goes to change him after picking him up. The weird thing is I always change him prior and rarely ever saw any rash. The drive is about an hour.
I'm currently having spend 10's of thousands of dollars now to defend myself in court because of it due to the mother filing emergency motion.
What can I do?

Derek - posted on 03/08/2017

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My son is 2.5 and apparently he has a rash when his mom goes to change him after picking him up. The weird thing is I always change him prior and rarely ever saw any rash. The drive is about an hour.
I'm currently having spend 10's of thousands of dollars now to defend myself in court because of it due to the mother filing emergency motion.
What can I do? And how did you get away with this crime?

Derek - posted on 03/08/2017

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My son is 2.5 and apparently he has a rash when his mom goes to change him after picking him up. The weird thing is I always change him prior and rarely ever saw any rash. The drive is about an hour.
I'm currently having spend 10's of thousands of dollars now to defend myself in court because of it due to the mother filing emergency motion.
What can I do?

Tarryn - posted on 09/13/2010

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Hi Jackie, I would say consult a dr as there is a thing called 'CANDIDA', it is an intestinal thrush...many children who have it can suffer with sore tummys quite often, but in younger children, the thrush can display itself on the bottom- as a 'nappy/diaper rash'

Beth - posted on 09/12/2010

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hello my name is beth and i have always used eather desitin or a&d ontment works great.

Shayla - posted on 09/12/2010

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It might be the diaper try a different brand and lots of a&d if that doesn't help call a doctor

Amanda - posted on 09/12/2010

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You can try pure corn starch.. If that dont work you might need to talk to ur doctor because it could be a yeast infection. There is a type of yeast infection that babies can get.

Megan - posted on 09/12/2010

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Try Sudocrem.
My daughter had really bad diaper rash once and Sudocrem worked better and faster then the cream prescribed by the doctor. I love love love that cream!

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My son had rashes all the time too and has very sensitive skin. I couldnt give him juice, if I did I diluted it, which they dont want you to do...but. He used to bleed all the time, the doctor gave my steroid cream, when it wasnt bleeding I used Gold Bond. I would also let him "air out" and leave the diaper off when possible and would use cloth diapers as often as possible. Cloth diapers are a pain but better, he might be allergic to the diapers. My kids couldnt were Huggies, and he could have a latex allergy which would cause the break out from his diapers. Good luck...

Alex - posted on 09/11/2010

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we have always used triple paste. this has helped us alot and almost gotten rid of all rash issues

Kelly - posted on 09/11/2010

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what kind of diapers are you using? It may be possible he is allergic to any perfumes or dyes in the diapers you are using. Try switching to a sensitive diaper and check with your pediatrician.

Mimi - posted on 09/03/2010

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Our son used to get severe rashes when attending daycare. We used a zinc based cream (desitin) and it healed within a day. Rashes are caused when their little bums are wet. For prevention, we would lather a layer of A&D ointment and sprinkle some JJ's baby cornstarch powder with each diaper change. Also check to make sure the diaper is not too tight so some air can get into the diaper and help with providing some drying effect. Try not to make it too loose for "stuff" to fall out. :-). Hope this helps.

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My daughter used to get terrible diaper rashes, that seemed to get worse when she was teething. I tried every cream on the shelves, tried cutting things out of her diet - nothing worked. So I took her to the doctors. She was given a prescription cream, and it worked wonders. Two applications per day, and in a matter of a day or two it was completely gone.

Brittany - posted on 09/02/2010

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This is a hard one. Maybe you should talk to your doctor. I would apply petrolum jelly to his botttom at diaper changes to protect his skin and diaper rash cream if he gets a rash. Tumeric is a seasoning that is also in mustard. It has anti-inflammitory effects and could help. Tumeric can be put on almost anything. Good luck!

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