What is the best way to get rid of diaper rash?


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Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2012




With my boy I had a really hard time with getting rid of his diaper rash and the doc suggested that maybe he had a form of basically jock itch. The doctor recommended that I take diaper rash cream (what ever kind you like) and mix it with a little bit of Jock Itch Antifungal Cream each time I change his diapers. Cleared it up every time I thought he had a diaper rash. I would find mine at Wal-Mart and but their brand of equate.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/15/2012




If the rash is bleeding or looks like it could be worse than a diaper rash, I would recommend going to the pediatrician. Sometimes it can turn into a yeast infection. If it is not bleeding, or blisters and is a standard diaper rash, then you can use over the counter products. Air on the butt is the best for drying it out.....although we can never leave them without diapers for to long can we?

Kaitlin - posted on 02/15/2012




It depends on the rash. If you're able to a nice soak in warm water with baking soda and then air out as long as possible. If you HAVE to use a diaper cream (sometimes you just have to, when it's severe) the BEST is triple paste. It is much better than aquaphor.

Deborah - posted on 02/15/2012




Butt Paste worked wonders on my daughter. Yes, that's the brand name. it comes in a yellow tube.

I've also had some huge success using Burt's Bee's butt cream, although it's usually out of my price range (I'm cheap what can I say, although I do love their products)

What worked best for my son was mixing cornstarch and Vaseline. Nothing else worked on him, not Desitin, not A&D, nothing made any sort of dent, I actually felt like the A&D ointment made it worse.

After one or two applications of the 'home remedy', it cleared up within a day. So it really depends on your baby what works best.

Besides, corn starch and Vaseline are usually on-hand products. Kind of messy to mix it but like i said, worked like a charm.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/15/2012




Clean it well, and use a wet paper towel or wash cloth to do the last wipe. Then dry it off. Then expose it to air as much as you possibly can. I love the Burts Bees baby rash stuff. It works better than any other ointment out there in my opinion. It smells strong, but really does a wonderful job. I will post a link for you.

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