How do I get rid of nappy rash my 6months old has it?

Theodora - posted on 05/18/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of my baby's nappy rash.I have changed her diaper brand thrice already.

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Tina - posted on 05/19/2011

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If your child is eating solids be aware that acidic foods such tomato apple and so can irritate too

Jenni - posted on 05/18/2011

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I always found nappy rash creme (zinc oxide) clears up a diaper rash with usually one application, within 24 hours.

Are you introducing solids? Is she teething? Are you drying her well after a diaper change?

My son use to get diaper rashes whenever he was teething. A food allergy could be another possibility. I usually wipe the diaper area (for pees) with a wet baby facecloth and pat dry with a dry facecloth.

Baths help too. And leaving the diaper off for awhile whenever possible.

Bonnie - posted on 05/18/2011

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At diaper changes you could try mixing some zinc oxide (diaper rash cream) with vaseline. Also try putting a little bit of baking soda in the bath water.

Kelli - posted on 05/18/2011

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The best thing is vaseline (petroleum jelly). Diaper rash is caused from a yeast. The vaseline will smother the yeast and will also form a waterproof barrier. Yeasts like to grow in warm moist environments (wet diapers). A&D ointment, desitin, and butt paste also work well. I have heard of using corn starch as well but have no experience with it. I have always used vaseline or desitin. The diaper brand has no effect on causing the rash but leaving a wet diaper on will make it worse. If you use a cloth diaper, you won't want to use any diaper cream with them as it affects how well they absorb. Good luck.

Tina - posted on 05/18/2011

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After you've used a wet wipe or clothe to clean her use a dry clothe to dry her. I wouldn't use talcom bowder that can be irritating. Try Cornstarch you can get some for babies that have vitamin E and aloe vera. And take note of what Jessica and Emma said. Maybe it's time for a bigger size nappy. Not sure.

Stifler's - posted on 05/18/2011

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Leave the nappy off for a bit every day and let her run around or crawl around with no nappy on.

Jessica - posted on 05/18/2011

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Have you tried a yeast cream? It could be a yeast diaper rash. Is so you can use an over the counter cream for yeast infection.

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