Any special recommendations for diaper rash?

Kristen - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 411 moms have responded )

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Kendall has diaper rash that just started in the last week. Don't know if the heat is making the difference, or that I went from huggies to pampers? Tried corn starch, A&D, aquaphor. If anyone has any other advice, pls let me know. Thanks so much!

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Grace - posted on 06/18/2009

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I don't know if you have any stores with organic sections, but If you can get Lavander Oil...it takes it away like no other and it's also natural :) if you have any questions just email me at sweetpea_loved@hotmail.com

Hopefully I was helpful~ Grace

Suei - posted on 06/17/2009

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I used laundry starch between the liner and the terry nappy, and added a small amount of salt in the wee one's bath. Though this might be out of date as mine have long since grown but seemed to help both my children when in nappies. Used to let them kick with the nappy off and left the air help with the healing processes

Chrissy - posted on 06/25/2009

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My doctor as well as my lamaze coach told me never use diaper wipes that you buy from the store. I have been using gauze pads and plain ol' water to wipe the baby's bottom. My lamaze coach actually used the softest paper towels (viva) and a recipe that consisted of baby oil baby shampoo and water. It totally works, my baby is 21 months and he has not had a diaper rash. I also use huggies supreme fit, if that makes a difference.

Krystal - posted on 06/24/2009

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My daughter got REALLY bad diaper rash when she was about 5 or 6 months old and y mother told us to put baking soda in the bathwater and not any bubble bath or soap or anything like that,that seemed to really help. I also swear by Sudocrem. It works amazingly for my son and it seems to be the choice diaper cream for everyone that I know. Good luck!

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Jane - posted on 07/01/2009

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To clear up diper rash use Bag Balm. You can find it in the pharmacy area and it is in a green tin. It is the best stuff and you will not regret using it. It clears up diper rash in a day! I promise.

Brandi - posted on 06/27/2009

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Use Aveno Soothing oatmeal bath, do kind of a sits bath with it or just a regular old bath it will not harm her. My oldest was very sensitive to diapers and would explode into terrible rashes. We did this bath and then slathered with Aquaphor every night two nights in a row and it cleared right up!

Amanda - posted on 06/26/2009

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The jelly is the best thing ever! You can find it in almost any baby aisle, and its amazing. It doesn't stick to your fingers or their skin like Penaten, and it helped my son so much. Petroleum jelly:)

Lisa - posted on 06/25/2009

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Yes ask the dr for a perscrition of Nystatin. Its awsome .

hope this helps

lisa

Alicia - posted on 06/25/2009

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the very best thing for diaper rash is a cream called Calmoseptine! You can find it at Medicine Shop. It's about $8 a tube but it takes very little and works miracles! Good Luck.

Alicia Coates

Christina - posted on 06/25/2009

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Both my boys were very allergic to any of the zinc ointments, the only thing that worked was the A&D original ointment. I use unscented wipes and when they had a rash, with every diaper change I would wipe them clean with the wipes, then wipe with a warm wet washcloth, then made sure they were absolutely dry with a soft, dry cloth and then put the ointment on. To prevent rashes especially in the hot weather, I use baby powder with cornstarch- no talc. Just make sure they don't breathe it in, keep the powder away from the face.

Caroline - posted on 06/25/2009

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I've had the same problem with my daughter and we went to the dr the other day for something else, but I just asked his opinion. He told me that if nothing is working I need to go to a pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for Dr. Smith's Diaper Cream. I have not tried it yet bc it finally went away, but that is what I plan to buy next time. One thing I know will work is udder butter (you will find it in the pet area). It is actually for cows, but is safe for us to use too. I have used that when I've had dry skin and within a few minutes it feels better. Good luck!

DAWN - posted on 06/25/2009

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Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is the best. I know it has a funny name, but it really works. You can find it at Walmart.

Marisa - posted on 06/25/2009

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My daughter doesnt get them often whe she does she blisters! What seems to clear it up the fastest is a little baby powder then apply ointment my favorite is butt paste.

Danelle - posted on 06/25/2009

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Dyprotex. I never had any luck with anything else, they all just got rubbed right off and were clear so I couldn't tell if it was on anymore except to feel.

Dyprotex is super thick, white, and was always still on the next changing time. It works fast too!

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Desitin ("creamy") works best for us. Heals it up overnight.



If you're finding the diaper rash is resistant to typical remedies, your baby could have thrush. That can cause something that looks like diaper rash but doesn't respond to the usual creams.

Rowena - posted on 06/25/2009

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My daughter would start getting a diaper rash and i would put butt paste on it. She never got a full blown rash. This stuff is awesome!

Good luck.

Rowena - posted on 06/25/2009

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My daughter would start getting a diaper rash and i would put butt paste on it. She never got a full blown rash. This stuff is awesome!

Good luck.

Bonnie - posted on 06/25/2009

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All babies get diaper rash, especially overnight and they're sleeping through the night. Desitin honestly works the best, and it's even used for the elderly when they get rashes from wearing Depends. The best thing to do if babies get diaper rash frequently is to put Desitin on every time or every other time you change the baby's diaper. (Especially before putting him/her to bed at night.) Hope this helps!

Sabahat - posted on 06/25/2009

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my little ayesha is 8 months old, & already has had rash problem quiet a few times, i find the best solution is to keep her without nappies during the day or giving her a break from nappies of almost half an hour..;this helps her alot..a little more washing to do but it helps her,, and that's fine.

Amanda - posted on 06/25/2009

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Arrowroot. You can find it in the spice aisle at the grocery store. It's a powder and it works very well. I sprinkle a little when I see redness starting, and continue until it is gone. Usually 2-3 diaper changes and its gone. Plus its all natural. Cornstarch also works, but not as quickly.

Norma - posted on 06/25/2009

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Hi Kristen, my granddaughter Jaidyn suffered alot with diaper rash because of the diaper's or the wipes, so we started to use the Pampers Sensitive wipes and diaper's. That helped alot but we also use the Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment that you can buy over the counter, the baby's Dr. recommended that ointment. Hope that helpes you and your baby.

Wanda - posted on 06/25/2009

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Old Fashion Corn Starch works Great . You can find it right on your grocery store shelf. You will be amaze how well it works. Used it all the time for all my babies.Try it and let me know your response you will be happy and so will the baby.

Shannon - posted on 06/24/2009

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It is a little hard to answer as I am in Australia, I'm assuming you're not as we don't have 'pampers' here! I use a cream called 'Penaten' and it is amazing! I have used it ever since my first baby (who is now almost 17) and I use it on my little Tilly who is just 6 weeks tomorrow. It still works fantastically!!! It is similar to zinc cream but is alot thicker and creates an inpenitrable barrier that allows the rash to heal without being exposed to any of the poo or wee that can irritate it. When I was in hospital after having my baby the nurses were very impressed with how effective the cream is! It comes in a blue tin and it is medicated, so I buy it at a pharmacy. Maybe you can google it and see if it is available in whichever country you are from? :) Best of luck, nappy rash is a terrible thing!

Mistina - posted on 06/24/2009

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Ask your baby's doctor for a perscription for Vusion it's a diaper rash cream that is only available through perscriptions. I would go through so many different diaper rash creams nothing would work this one I put it on and within not even 24 hours the rash is gone.

Brook - posted on 06/24/2009

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I used A&D normally but when my daughter did get a diaper rash I would use Butt Paste. I know it sounds weird but look at the store for it. It is the best stuff ever!!

Emily - posted on 06/24/2009

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You can also coat their bottoms with Maalox and dry it with the blow dryer on 'cool'.

Sara - posted on 06/24/2009

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Make sure their bottom is completely clean and DRY. I pat dry my daughter's bottom with the new clean diaper before putting any ointment on. This is a common mistake many people make because the packaging does not tell you to do this. Any diaper cream works better when put on a dry bottom. Also, change the diaper often. As a former daycare provider for little tiny ones, I have found the best diaper ointments to be Boudreaux"s (sp?) Butt Paste and Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment. The Burt's is better because it doesnt sting when there are open sores.

Shannon - posted on 06/24/2009

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it sounds funny but it works on my oldest it is called butt paste it is a tad priceier then the other brands but it works great!

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My doctor told me the only thing I need for anything for my babies butt is Potreulem Jelly. He use to get diaper rash really bad when he was just born and I used Vaseline and it worked wonders. I tried everything else as well but nothing worked but that. My doctor told me use nothing but Vaseline and your childs butt will look fabulous and his does!

Aimee - posted on 06/24/2009

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The best is Weleda Diaper Care! All natural with Calendula. You can also give Homeopathic Calendula internally and put Homeopathic Califlora topically which also has calendula. Can find all these at alternative Health food store or over internet. Aloe vera gel (try to get as pure as possible-100%). Let baby air out and be naked at times. Consistently change diaper before soaked.You can try all. Different babies respond better to different treatments.

Alison - posted on 06/24/2009

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Bicarbonate soda worked fantastic when my girls were in nappies. Sprinkle a tablespoon into a bath without anything else. Also great for drying up chickenpox spots.

Stefanie - posted on 06/24/2009

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I swear by balmex. My son had a diaper rash at about 1 month old, had little tiny blood spots, it was bad. Got the Balmex and it cleared it up in one diaper change!

Stefanie - posted on 06/24/2009

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I swear by balmex. My son had a diaper rash at about 1 month old, had little tiny blood spots, it was bad. Got the Balmex and it cleared it up in one diaper change!

Ana - posted on 06/24/2009

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yeah its called rezinal and u have to ask the pharm. for it....its a lot better then the others thats out there.

Ebony - posted on 06/23/2009

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Well I know between diaper changes letting the baby's bottom air out, contributes to the healing process, try to not use wipes, unless baby has went dooty, even then before reapplying the diaper let bottom dry, once bottom is dry simply apply vaseline, in which you should it will protect baby's bottom between diaper changes.....

Deborah - posted on 06/23/2009

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Diaper Cream by Babys Bliss. It's all natural & has no stinky smell. They also make Gripe Water that is awesome for gas & teething!

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I'm a Mom of 4, Nana to 1 and a daycare provider for 30 years. I use bag balm which can be purchased at any farm store or mill. Farmers used to use it on cows udders but is now sold for chapped skin and diaper rash treatment. I know, I know it sounds weird but it really works. Look in the yellow pages under feed stores. It comes in an a green tin and resembles vaseline. It truly does work!! :-)

Kimberly - posted on 06/23/2009

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with my daughter the dr. recommended cortizone since she has eczema. Ask about it.

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