DIAPER RASH

Brooke - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My almost 9 month old son has the worst diaper rash EVER! everything i have tryed isn't helping any ideas? he is in so much pain i just want it GONE!!!

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Allison - posted on 04/01/2010

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Besides eliminating diaper rash, I just wanted to add that going "diaper free" and showing the baby the potty helps them to learn about their body, too. And that way we could let him go bare-butt without having "messes" :)



Our son literally took to this infant pottying technique the first time we did it, at ~6 months old, but it is more tricky when they are older. We only did it part time til about age 1, but I think it's why our son learned to use the potty independently by age 2, and we never had a potty-training struggle. He was totally accident free (day AND night) by 2.5, which was a great added benefit! Not trying to brag - sorry - but I just really liked it and wanted to share our story, b/c most people never heard of infant pottying :)



A couple other useful sites:

http://www.pottywhisperer.com/howitworks...

http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/index.php?...

http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/ingrid...

Tiffany - posted on 04/01/2010

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I used vasoline on my son and its the only thing i would use cuz it works great. But my daughter had it so bad she was bleeding and every cream and even vasoline made it worse. I have to use tons and tons of baby powder on her. Also, I laid both of my kids on a puppy pad without a diaper to play and the air would help. The best thing for diaper rash, is no diaper at all.

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Allison - posted on 04/01/2010

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Oh yeah! I forgot our baby boy had a yeast infection, too! So the antifungal cream the Dr recommended (not prescription) was what helped.

Julia - posted on 04/01/2010

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and also no juice it is what causes most diapper rashes add half water and half juice to calm the acids down in the juice

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If the rash is characterized by little red dots then have a doctor look at him. My son's rash wouldn't go away and come to find out it was a yeast infection. I didn't even know that boys could get them! His pediatrician gave me a prescription ointment that cleared it right up.

Allison - posted on 04/01/2010

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The very best thing for us was to keep him OUT of wet diapers. Some calendula ointment helped, but keeping his bum dry was the only thing that would really make it go away.



We went "diaper free" part time by using "elimination communication" or "natural infant hygeine" and it was great, you can look it up online: http://www.borntopotty.com/pages/pottyin...



After starting that, our guy never had diaper rash again! Most important, though, be sure to change him as soon as he is wet - never let him sit in a wet diaper and he probably won't get it again. Hang in there, I know it sucks to go through that, I hope it will be gone soon :) Good luck!!!

Mara - posted on 04/01/2010

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Allow her to air dry for at least an hour. You obviously risk an accident! Sometimes, however, these rashes require medication or medical intervention.

Katarina - posted on 04/01/2010

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Go to the Dr. or a walk in clinic and get a compound prescription. We have one for my son and it works wonders. Just apply twice daily(mine anyways). Sudocream works well to. Lots of air time.

Randi - posted on 04/01/2010

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use vasline it works wonders and it is pure and natural...just put it on thick before he goes to bed and it should look 100 times better in the morning

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