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I planned, prepped and even took steps to prevent and treat diaper rash when I was packing the baby hospital bag. In the whirlwind of her being here and me living in a sleep deprived fog, I skimped on some of the little details. Most so minor that I still skimp, but one major detail I regret is not using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment during every single diaper change. Postpartum life and entering the unknown of having a newborn makes these first few weeks a bit of a blur.
Sadly Miesha experienced her first diaper rash at 15 days old. This was also the day she started suffering from reflux. The moment I spotted the redness I rushed to treat diaper rash, but it was already too late. Miesha’s bottom had a dime sized blister and she was completely red. I felt terrible that morning as I gently cleaned her bottom and slathered on a more than fair amount of Original Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment. After two days Miesha’s diaper rash was completely gone. I was able to treat diaper rash with these simple steps.
How To Treat Diaper Rash
Plan for a diaper rash, before it even happens. Luckily when I was pregnant, I started stock piling diapers. I wasn’t brand specific, because I knew there was a chance my baby could have a reaction to a product. I purchased newborn and size 1 diapers in a few different brands. The same for wipes, I stuck with sensitive and water based wipes but bought different brands to try out.
Watch For Skin Sensitivity
Start with determining if there is a skin sensitivity issue that is causing the diaper rash. You may notice the skin red over the entire diaper area which is most likely a sensitivity issue to something the diaper is made with. If you are using cloth diapers, make sure they are washed and dried properly to kill any bacteria. The bacteria from a diaper rash can turn into or may be a sign of yeast production.
Wipe It Clean
Watch out for harsh chemicals in wipes, they will irritate sensitive skin and can be painful on a diaper rash. Gently wipe/pat the area clean with a warm washcloth, sensitive or water based wipes. Allow the skin to air dry before treating.
Treat The Area
Diligently use Boudreaux’s Butt Paste for every diaper change, even to prevent a diaper rash. I used Boudreaux’s Butt Paste from Miesha’s first diaper change, but got careless after her second week home. That turned out to be a big mistake and I wish I would have taken the extra minute to apply the ointment. Don’t be afraid to use “too much” Butt Paste, our pediatrician recommended that we apply it thick on the rash area (as if we are icing a cake). Butt Paste provides a barrier between the moisture and dry skin.
Change That Diaper
Always check for a soiled diaper and change immediately. Before feedings, after feedings, after naps… Baby should be in a dry diaper as much as humanely possible.
If you are breastfeeding pay attention to what foods you are eating so that you can verify any potential sensitivities to baby. I cut back on dairy after my daughter showed signs of reflux, diarrhea and had terrible diaper rash. That alone helped me manage her crankiness within 24 hours.
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