Is it ok to let my four month old taste fruit?

Gabriela - posted on 04/26/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I'm a first time mommy to a beautiful baby boy. My four month old has been using organic diapers, and wipes since he was a month old. The problem is last week he ran out of diapers and his daddy ran to walgreens as an emergency (it was around 10pm), he had to buy regular diapers and wipes. The problem I feel is because both diapers and wipes have a scent, but he started braking out a bit on his back where the diaper covers, on his butt cheek, and a bit around his anus (but not directly on his anus). There's no bleeding, but I would still like to know if there's anyone who this has happened to. Also he's been pooping more often, and is exclusively breast fed.

He has a doctor appointment next Wednesday, but don't want to wait to try and make it better till he's seen.
I would kindly appreciate any advice, I don't have any of my relatives close by; with a man that works everyday it's mostly baby and me alone most of the time.

Thank you!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/26/2014

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ESPECIALLY no change in diet while he has a diaper rash. If he has an acidic bowel movement due to offering fruit, it will make the rash worse.

AND when you DO start pureees, you ONLY offer one new food every 3-5 days. That way, you see if there is any reaction and you know which new food caused it. If you offer more than one food and something causes rashes or diarrhea, then you won't know which food it was that caused the problem.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/26/2014

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What does your diaper question have to do with tasting fruit????? First of all no. To young for table food, or purees. Should be 6 months or older.

Secondly, really it doesn't matter in my opinion about organic diapers and wipes vs regular. What matters is the scent of wipes (just use sensitive no fragrance) and pampers actually have a gel in them that keeps baby extra dry, but has been known to cause rashes. To help reduce the diaper rash, after cleaning baby, get a lot of air to the site. Try not to put a diaper back on right away (I know that can be tricky) and the best diaper ointment that I have ever used is burts bees. It is very strong smelling, but is all natural products and gets rid of most regular diaper rashes after 24 hours. Not sure if you have the doctors appointment strictly for the diaper rash, but it may be unnecessary. If it is not spreading, oozing, bleeding, or extremely painful, sometimes they just need time to heal.

Gabriela - posted on 04/26/2014

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I left out the part about fruits, what kind of fruits can my child have a little taste of?
He can't fully sit on his own, but the white that was around the inside of his mouth is no longer there (since he was 3 months). I've tested with a mango, and an apple but I only let him get a few licks.

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