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I can’t imagine that wearing diapers is all that much of a walk in the park, but let’s add to that severe diaper rash. Yeah, I think that walk in the park just turned into something more like being chased by zombies through the park in the dark with a broken leg…. or something.
Big J never really had any problems with diaper rash. The strongest thing we ever used on him was baby powder and a bit of Desitin. I know Desitin is pure evil in cream form, according to some. If that’s your stance, you might as well know now that this post is not for you. I’m not affiliated with any of these companies and I use these products when I feel it’s needed. Stick with what you’re comfortable with and please don’t jump down my throat for whatever reason. I’m just trying to share something that has worked for us.
Anyway, Little J has had a worse time with his diaper-wearing. Particularly right after he was born and anytime he has been on antibiotics. This kid’s poor little bum gets so sore and raw that he just whimpers and cries. It’s heartbreaking. So, we tried ointments and salves and powders and a combination of all of those. Finally, FINALLY, we found a concoction that works!
This stuff usually takes a few applications to clear up a rash, it’s not instant magic. But, once it’s applied (the application part is usually a rough for my little guy), he stops whimpering and will go play. Just make sure the skin is dry when you apply it. Little J also prefers to have powder over the top to help keep the diaper from sticking to his skin.
No doubt, this was a little expensive (around $20-$25), but it made a ton, it’s lasted well and it’s been a lifesaver when my poor little dude gets sore and red. I will be making more in the next couple months so we have a stash on-hand when this baby gets here. I filled two containers (a 6 oz container and most of a 4 oz container) with these quantities. Adjust as you’d like, but some of the ingredients come cheaper in the larger tubes. So, consider that if the cost is a concern.
I have given this to a couple friends when their babies arrived, along with a recipe – so they know what’s in it or can make more if they want to – and it’s received great reviews to far. Having fought with my almost-two-year-old to get his diaper back on, I know how tough diaper rash can be. With my first baby, I didn’t have a lot of experience with it and thought it was just a minor inconvenience, but with Little J it can be a serious cause for discomfort. And no one likes to care for fussy babies, even when they have a valid reason.