My Diaper Rash Regime!
We’ve all been there,
That one diaper rash that just popped up and it’s bad, it keeps getting worse and it just won’t go away. Whether your baby is breastfed or formula fed, I’m willing to bet that you’ve dealt with one or two or will deal with diaper rashes. It happens and it doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that your baby needs you to help them out. Diaper rashes come and go and they are caused by a multitude of different things. Sometimes they’re caused by a diaper being left on for too long after soiling. Other times it means that your baby is just not agreeing and processing something that he or she ate.
I learned a great deal about diaper rashes with my first baby. She would have the worst rashes out of all of my children. They were raw and red, sometimes they would even bleed. So I did what any mom would do and turned to the village. A veteran mama friend of mine suggested that I use baking soda in the bathtub. I’ll admit, I was hesitant but when I couldn’t handle seeing my baby dealing with the discomfort, I went for it. I dumped some baking soda (I don’t measure anything, probably why I’m not the best cook) and let her sit in the bath for a good long while. After she was done bathing I made sure that she completely dried out. I tried not to use the towel on her rash because I felt like that might irritate it more, so air drying is what we did. I could tell that there was a big difference in her rash within just a few hours. I made sure to check her hourly for any kind of wetness or soiling to prevent further rashes.
A little bit of baking soda in the bath + Dr Brown’s Daily Diaper Cream keeps us rash free.
Most recently I discovered that Dr Brown’s (a favorite company of mine, you know – the one who makes the fancy bottles?!) makes a Dr. Brown’s Daily Diaper Cream, 4 Ounce. (if click the text, it will take you to where you can buy it!) It’s all natural and the base is essential oils. I also use their lotion and baby cream which also use essential oils and we love them. The diaper cream is a lifesaver though. I don’t like to bathe my children all that often because I feel like it deteriorates and irritates their sensitive skin so this was the perfect bridge in the gap for me. The diaper cream smells wonderful, it isn’t oily and the tube is small enough to throw in your purse or diaper bag for on the go changes.
In addition to using the diaper cream on my baby’s bottom, I also use it on his neck area where he tends to get a little bit of a thrush rash. After bathing or wiping out his little fat rolls in the neck area, I like to then let it air dry as much as possible. (we all know how difficult it is to wash those neck rolls and this trick will prevent the smell and the rash) after that area has dried completely, I then take the diaper cream and smudge a little bit on there!