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Sep. 19th, 2008

Hi all...

Does anyone have any suggestions for diaper cream?  14 month old DD has had a stubborn rash (it has been confirmed NOT a yeast infection/anything weird by the pediatrician).  I've tried A+D, Balmex, Desatin, Desitin Extra Creamy, and the Aveeno stuff, but nothing seems to be making it any better, just holds it from getting worse.  I've also been doing naked time as often as we can, oatmeal baths, and extra-frequent diaper changes when we're at home (I told them to change her as soon as possible at school, so they're changing her around every 1 1/2 hours and right away with every poop).

For what it's worth, it doesn't seem to be bothering her.  She had a bad diaper rash a few months ago (caused by an allergic reaction to prescription meds) and she screamed bloody murder with every diaper change then, and was constantly fussy.  This time, she is pleasant, even when being wiped in the affected area. But I'd still like it to be cleared up.


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Sep. 19th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Are you using disposables? If so, it is possible that her skin is sensitive to the chemicals and plastics in them. Some kids are, most aren't. You could try cloth for a week and see if that's the culprit.
Sep. 19th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, we have to do the daycare thing. So cloth isn't an option. :(

I didn't think about switching brands, though. I'll try that next if the four other creams recommended to me don't work. Thanks!
Sep. 19th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
You could always do cloth at home and for nights and disposables for day care.

Good luck on this. It sounds like you're doing all the right things to tackle the problem!
Sep. 19th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
It also might be an aftereffect of teething. My sitter had the same problem and once the new teeth broke through (her daughter got four in at one time) the rash went away. As long as it isn't getting worse and it doesn't seem to bother her I wouldn't worry too much. Trying another diaper brand might help as well. Good luck!!!!!!!!
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Hey! I am new here but a preemie mommy times 2! I absolutely 'love' Happy Hiney for diaper rash. It is basically Aquaphor that you can buy at the store. It really works wonders when you alternate it with desitin. My baby boy had diaper rash so terribly in the NICU, his bottom was bleeding.
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