Little girls???????HELP!

Gina - posted on 01/03/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )




I am NOT a new mom (I have 5 children total), but I am new to having a little girl. My first 4 were boys and goodness was that different then having a girl!! Anyway, I am having such a hard time with the diaper area. I am pretty sure she is just reacting to the new variety of solid foods she is taking in now (she is 11 1/2 months), but I just don't know. My boys NEVER even had a diaper rash in the slightest form. I have been told that girls are sometimes more sensitve to certain things. PLEASE any suggestions are greatfully appreciated. The pediatrician says there are no allergies, just sensitive skin... HELP!!


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Abby - posted on 03/03/2009




Yep, my little girl had nappy/diaper rash quite alot and it started when she was really little, around a week old and it was nasty...after trying just about every nappy rash cream on the market and seeing my gp, I found that Sudocrem and Zinc & Castor Oil cream worked very well. But by far the best was a little red tube called Paw Paw Ointment. Not sure if you can get this overseas (I am from Australia) and I think you call this tropical fruit Papaya(?), known for its great natural healing/soothing properties. I also use this ointment on the kids for mild dry skin areas, small grazes and mosquito bites etc. I also have a 6 and a half month old son who has not even had nappy rash yet and we are more than half way through summer!

Michelle - posted on 03/03/2009




I've two of each and suffered with both one boy and one girl, so I don't think it's much of a gender thing. I just slapped a load of bum cream on with nappies at night but left the nappy off during the day. It does get a little messy at times but I don't think you can beat fresh air and the kids never suffered for long. Just make sure your at home and not out shopping etc when nappies come off:) hope this helps!

Megan - posted on 02/18/2009




My little girls diaper rash started to come back and I read that Sudocrem was really good. So I picked some up... 15 dollars for a 250 gram container... Expensive... But after 3 or 4 days of using it her diaper rash has cleared up!!!

You don't use a lot of it at a time either. Just a little bit and rub it in.

Here is the website for it.

Monica - posted on 02/18/2009




My daughter hasn't had a really bad rash yet.

A good friend of mine, her daughter has really sensitive skin and she tried different diapers, creams you name it. Her doctor said all she had as sensitive skin and they she may grow out of it. She eventually switched to cloth diapers and now the rash rarely comes back. Cloth diapers are awesome from what I have heard especially for sensitive babies.

Christine - posted on 01/23/2009




I use butt paste or rx nystatin... You could use sterile pads and warm water to clean the area instead of wipes, or you could rinse the wipes before using them (although that takes longer).  Also try to make sure you give her some time to air dry before putting a diaper on after a bath... or just time to be bare during the day anyway- it's good for the skin.  and before diapering, using a little a&d, aquaphor, or petroleum jelly will help to keep as a barrier between wetness and the skin.

Tina - posted on 01/23/2009




the best diaper cream is called TRIPLE PASTE. Make sure you put it on at night before bed and the next day you will see a major difference

Laura - posted on 01/22/2009




i swear by Triple Paste, you can buy it at Walgreens or any pharmacy. It is the best thing ever. Kadey had bad diaper rash and nothing else worked. I put it on and the next time i change her diaper the rash is gone. its expensive but so worth it. They sell it at Walmart too for cheaper.

Brooke - posted on 01/19/2009




betnovate cream is a definate winner for my daughter who had nappy rash so bad she was bleeding. it was expensive from the pharmacy but lasts forever, you only need a tiny bit, and is better in a few hours, its great!

Kristina - posted on 01/13/2009




My Daughter has very sensitive skin as well i was told to use either aveeno for diaper rashes or Zinc Ocide im not sure how to spell it lol and they both worked for me..

Emily - posted on 01/09/2009




I have two little girls and I find that the best ointment for them (at least the older one) is auqaphore (auqafore? I can't spell). When I use that it takes a day or less for the rash to go away.

Gina - posted on 01/08/2009




I just want to say thanks for your suggestions.  I will absolutely try them.  She seems to be doing better,for now that is.  I have done corn starch thing and also let her "air out".  Again thank you for your ideas.

Tina - posted on 01/07/2009




I know how you feel, my son has never had diaper rash but my 17 month old daughter gets pretty severe diaper rash often (at least once a month).  She actually has diaper rash right now that has open sores.  I have found that giving her too much juice causes running bowel movements which leads to the diaper rash so we've limited her to watered down cranberry juice.  When her diaper rash gets bad I let her walk around without a diaper as often as possible.  (I purchased a big plastic mattress bag that I can put down over my rug in case of an accident.)  The doctor told me to let her air out as often as possible, when giving her a bath to use a Tbsp of baking soda to help dry out the rash, and apply diaper rash cream.  The doctor also prescribed Fusion diaper rash cream which seems to help a ton!  We also try to let her air out over night.  Just be prepared to clean up a messy crib the next morning.  I hope any of these options work for you!

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2009




I know how you feel. My first was a little boy and now i have a 8 week old baby girl. Right after we got home from the hospital her diaper area got really bad. Well it was the wipes i was using so i start washing her with a wash cloth and in the sink and letting her air dry and then i put corn starch on her and it cleared up. you can also mix corn starch and butter milk input a pasted and i have heard that will help but i have never tryed it. Have you tryed the pamper sensitive wipes?  But  payton can not use huggies wipes but cant wear pampers dipers. So i have to buy huggies diaper and pampers wipes. I hope i could help i hope she gets better.

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