what kind of diaper rash cream would you recomond

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Natalie - posted on 12/28/2009

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Cool.. I didn't know that. I'll have to try the warm bath and baking soda. Thanks Jennifer M

Natalie - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Stephanie:

My son has only had diaper rash once. That was when he was still in the hospital 2 days after he was born. Lol. Waiting 3 hours to change a babies diaper is ridicules. Have you ever thought that it may be the type of diapers you use or your not changing him enough?


I would agree. It also depends on the diaper too. I got a whole bunch of Parent Choice ones for my daughters shower. I only used those for emnergency purposes (like when I ran out of diapers and was on my way to get some) and she broke out every where. I tried Huggies and it's starting to do the same thing. The natural organic ones from Huggies doesn't do it to her though.  I prefer pampers, and she doesn't get a reaction from them, even if they're scented. And I change my girl as soon as it feels gellied. My husband says ' oh she's not cranky or crying cause she has a wet diaper' and I tell him ' how would you feel if you had wet underwear and didn't have the ability to change them into dry ones' and he shuts up.

Natalie - posted on 12/28/2009

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Penetan cream is the most recommended kind. Sudocream is also good. I did get this organic one and I found that it doesn't protect my girl all that much. There's almost one from Aveno that I hear is great. I would try out a few and see what works for baby

Laura - posted on 12/28/2009

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I swear by Zinc! It spreads nicely without having to put pressure on a poor rashy bum. And I like the smell of it :) A little goes a long way too!

Jamie - posted on 12/28/2009

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Buttpaste.. it is great.. alittle more expensive.. but, has the most active ingredient.. thick so stay on and works fast!

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My son has only had diaper rash once. That was when he was still in the hospital 2 days after he was born. Lol. Waiting 3 hours to change a babies diaper is ridicules. Have you ever thought that it may be the type of diapers you use or your not changing him enough?

April - posted on 12/20/2009

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I use Desitin clear...it works great and its not messing and white like the regular kind.

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009

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let the child sit in warm water and baking soda and the rash goes away almost right away

Karen - posted on 12/18/2009

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aveeno worked great for us but you need to determine the cause of the rash so it doesn't recur. changing to an unscented diaper (hypoallergenic), limiting use of wipes (use a washcloth and water) and keeping babies bottom dry will all help. the best thing we found was corn starch! not the johnson's & johnson's stuff as it is scented and can irritate baby's sensitive skin. just the corn starch from the grocery store. haven't had a rash since and it's cheap! we just sprinkle a bit in every diaper.

Andrea - posted on 12/18/2009

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I start with Boudreaux, but on those REALLY stubborn awful rashes, I switch to the triple paste. Usually will clear it up when nothing else works.

Megan - posted on 12/18/2009

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I have used them all. My daughter always got really bad diaper rash for some reason..She has really sensitive skin. I am so glad my son doesn't have it. Like I said I have used them all. I liked the butt paste but it does stain so be careful. Also I have soaked them in the tub with a little powder dreft, also switching diaper rash creams from one to the other day after day. When I would use the same one over and over it seemed to stop working or not work as well so I would always switch. I also know that there is one that you can get from your doctor that works REALLY good. My son got a diaper rash from having the runs..:) and my friend is a nurse and got me some cream from her doctor she works for and it cleared it up really fast. Also letting your babies bottom air out which is hard because they will pee but try just sitting him in the tub and playing with him naked with no water and some toys just to get some air on it. Hope this helps! Good luck! Call doctor if it gets really bad!

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i use destin, the one in the blue tube. the one in the purple tube smells and i HATE the smell! lol

Dionne - posted on 12/15/2009

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we use mustela vitamin diaper rash cream. it smells nice and gets rid of rash in less than a day. d

Sarah - posted on 12/14/2009

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Triple paste. I kmow you can buy it at target. If you have a severe diaper rash lotramine AF (yes it is usually used for athletes foot) works great. When a diaper rash gets severe it uaually has yeast growing. I used the lotramine when my baby was teething and had very acidy poop. It cleared her red butt up in just a few hours and it is very cheap if you buy generic.

Jeanie - posted on 12/14/2009

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A&D works great on both my boys. Its the only thing that cleared up a bad diaper rash for my older son when he was a baby so it's all we used from then on.

Cori - posted on 12/14/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

We use A&D ointment on our little girl. In the hospital they gave us vasoline to apply when changing her diaper. We weren't so crazy about the vasoline because it is sort of slimy, so we tried A&D because it is a little thicker. We apply a very thin coat when changing her diaper everytime and she has NEVER had a rash, or even redness. I swear by it!


 



 



We use A&D too and our son has never had a real diaper rash. We also use it for his little cheeks (the ones of his face!) sometimes too. He gets a little chapping when he drools a lot. Another nice feature is that A&D can be used for minor skin irritations on mom and dad too. The skin on my hands got ultra sensitive when I  was preggo and still get that way sometimes but it helps clear up the dryness and irritation.

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Here is a copy of a great article at www.askdrsears.com


SEVEN WAYS TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE DIAPER RASH
If your baby does not have a problem with diaper rash, then you don't need to be too strict with these preventative measures. However, if you are constantly battling rash, here are some helpful hints to minimize it:

Change diapers frequently - at least every two hours in newborns. You can space this out as baby starts to urinate less often.
Change poopy diapers right away - this is a lot of trouble at first since newborns often have small, frequent stools. This will slow down as baby grows.
Try different brands - if using disposables, another brand may fit a little better and cause less friction.
Rinse cloth diapers - add a half-cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. This helps remove alkaline irritants. Your diaper service can also do this.
Wipe well - be sure to wipe all the stool and urine away.
Use unscented wipes or just plain water - these are less irritating. You can even rinse out the wipes with water, although this takes more time.
Diaper rash cream - some lucky babies don't need any. More sensitive bottoms need cream with each new diaper. There are two basic types of barrier creams:
Petroleum ointment (Original A & D ointment) - this is an excellent preventative every-day ointment. It's less sticky and less messy.
White zinc oxide - this is thicker and may be better for babies who are more prone to rash.
FOUR WAYS TO TREAT DIAPER RASH FLARE-UPS
No matter how diligent you are with the above measures, your baby will still have a rash from time to time. Here are some tips to treating those rough spots:

Wash off bottom with water - don't wipe the sore areas. Instead, use a bulb syringe to gently wash baby's diaper area.
Gently dab or pat away any remaining stool. Blot baby's bottom dry.
Let it air out - leave the diaper off for a while, with no diaper cream on. Lay baby on a towel (with a waterproof pad underneath to catch accidents) with her bottom up. Do this as often as you can. This will help dry out the rash, which is important for the healing process.
Diaper cream - when you do put the diaper back on, use generous amounts of cream. Here are some suggestions:

Zinc oxide - for the moderate rash.
Acid mantle - this is a brand name sold in stores. It is outstanding for moderate diaper rashes. Can be used with zinc oxide over it.
Butt paste or Triple paste - there are a variety of creams that a pharmacist can mix up for you that contain a variety of ingredients. These are good for severe rashes. One brand that is already mixed is called Triple Paste. Ask your pharmacist for some. It is non-prescription.
Clotrimazole anti-fungal cream - for stubborn rashes, yeast may be involved (see below). You can add this over-the-counter cream to help.
Hydrocortisone 1% cream - you can put this over-the-counter cream on twice a day beneath any of the other creams to help with severe rashes. It will help with the inflammation. Don't use this for more than several days at a time as long-term use can damage the sensitive skin in the diaper area.
Soothe and heal by Lansinoh. This pure lanolin ointment is excellent for soothing sore bottoms.
Mix your own - if you can't get a prescription, try mixing these together in the palm of your hand, then apply to baby's bottom:
Zinc oxide
White petroleum ointment
Acid mantle
Aluminum acetate (Burrow's solution)
If you cant find Acid Mantle, then use Lansinoh (a lanolin ointment). It is available in the diaper cream section of drug stores

Ashley - posted on 12/10/2009

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i think that the best diaper rash cream is the a&d ointment with aloe and zinc but for really bad rashes the precription stuff works the best!

Olga - posted on 12/10/2009

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about triple paste, my opinion do not apply if the rash is not tooo bad. this cream has metranidozol..... (who doesnt know, this medication preety strong used for east infection treatment)

Olga - posted on 12/10/2009

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my baby didnt have any diper rash, BUT he is my little "fatso" (lol) so he has a lot of deep creases so when he is hot its getting red.... tried all the creams and babypowder, dodnt help. helped ONLY boiled vegitable oil (of caurse do not apply hot, cool it down first) it help us in 1 use! in the beginning when i was told about it i didnt believe and thought thats nesty, but then i tried cause i tried EVERYTHING and it didnt help....... it works AMAZINGLY!!!!!!!!!!! i love it! i put a little on the cotton boll or rirectly on the finger and put in the aby problem spots. after 1-2 uses everything gone )))))))))))))

Brittany - posted on 12/10/2009

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I have found that Desitin works best for my daughter. It really has provided her with overnight relief as it says on the bottle. She has never had it bad though. Once from using diapers I got at my baby shower (luvs) they were horrible and I didnt know until after we drove to NJ, using them the whole way! And another time when she was sick and had non-stop soiled diapers.

Wendy - posted on 12/09/2009

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Honestly I use vasaline because I've tried everything else with my daughter and nothing but this worked... Best of luck!!!

Heather - posted on 12/08/2009

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When my sons start to show a little rash I sprinkle a good portion of corn starch in the diaper and their rash is cleared right up in a matter of a day or so. I have tried every cream out there and none of them work this well. And it is cheep!!!!

Christina - posted on 12/07/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

After cleaning him with a wet wipe I dry him with a cloth. I find this works really well for me and has reduced the need for diaper cream at all. If I do need something I find Sudocrem works really well, it can be found at most drug stores.



We do the exact same thing with the wet wipe/ dry cloth and the sudocrem.....found that if a tiny rash starts the creme takes care of it by the next diaper change!

Ashley - posted on 12/07/2009

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We use A&D ointment on our little girl. In the hospital they gave us vasoline to apply when changing her diaper. We weren't so crazy about the vasoline because it is sort of slimy, so we tried A&D because it is a little thicker. We apply a very thin coat when changing her diaper everytime and she has NEVER had a rash, or even redness. I swear by it!

Lirone - posted on 12/07/2009

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My daughter used to get diaper rashes and yeast infections quite often. Nothing seemed to work, including prescription medicines. The nurse at the dr's office told me about Triple Paste. It is more expensive then the other creams, but so worth it. Plus, a little goes a long way!

Nicole - posted on 12/07/2009

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After cleaning him with a wet wipe I dry him with a cloth. I find this works really well for me and has reduced the need for diaper cream at all. If I do need something I find Sudocrem works really well, it can be found at most drug stores.

Julia Kat - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son has only had diaper rash twice so far, I've been so lucky. My first son though had it all the time. I found the best thing you can possibly do for diaper rash is to allow them to go a 15 minutes to a half an hour without wearing a diaper once they begin getting the rash after each changing. The air really helps speed up the healing process. It can be messy, but I just sort of put a a changing cloth under him and and a sheet/towel over his bassinet/playpen to block the accidents! At your baby's age he probably wants to be on his tummy more than his back so it would be even less of a problem with just a changing cloth under him. Before bedtime (and at each changing if it was bad) I would use A&D ointment. It is a lot less messy than Desitin. My youngest has extremely sensitive skin, and A&D ointment does not bother his bottom at all. And always make sure that their bottom is completely dry after bathtime before putting on his pamper.

Alyssa - posted on 12/07/2009

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I use Aveno Diaper Rash Cream! I love it, and works great. I've tried some others, but this is by far my favorite! Just make sure you shake it before using to mix it up! You can get it at most stores, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS etc.

Jennifer - posted on 12/07/2009

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I use Boudreaux Butt Paste, you can get it at Wal-Mart, Target, just about everywhere. I works great

Julie - posted on 12/07/2009

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i use bepanthan and get it on script even though u can buy it in any chemist and most supermarkets. i swear by it.

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