Diaper rashes are so frustrating as a parent. You feel like you're a bad parent because their bum is SOOOOO red but you're doing everything you can think of and it's just not getting better!!! And then you feel bed because it's probably painful and you have to go through so many more extra steps for diaper changes in HOPES that it will help, SO HARD!
Of course I mainly just feel sad for this sweet little baby who's bum hurts! (But maybe if they just stopped pooping so darn much it wouldn't be so bad!)
A couple months ago I turned to Facebook and cried for help. And man oh man
I GOT HELP.
Moms get it. They've been there. I got so much good feedback from young and old moms. 1 kid. 8 kids. The amount of advice I received was SO wonderful! I'll post the thread at the bottom of this for you to see in case it's helpful for you at some point, you can come back to refer to. First I'll post what I learned from it and use with my babes.
I just couldn't believe the outpouring of support and love and advice from other moms, it was exactly what I needed
These boys are so prone to diaper rashes that turn into some awful yeast infections. After a couple doctor trips in various months and learning they were yeast infections here's the tips that helped my boys.
1. DRY THAT BUM OUT. When it's really bad I keep a blow dryer close at hand and blow a ton of air on that bum to get it completely dry. If it's till damp when you put on cream the rash can continue growing in the moist environment, DRY IT OUT!. If it's just a little red, I take the new diaper and fan off the bum until it's pretty close to dry.
2. Since my boys are prone to yeast infections we use the genereic brand of athlete's foot cream, chlotrimazole, and apply that. Chlotrimazole was one of the prescriptions given to us in the first place by a doctor to get rid of the yeast infection, that's why I use that formula. The prescription was INSANELY expensive and we were running out, the generic brand totally helped clear up the yeast infection
3. Use the purple destin on surrounding areas or even on top of that chlotrimazole. A friend said she learned the different diaper rash creams have different percent formulas of zinc oxide and so to look for the one with the highest amount to apply for a bad rash. I like that the destin is super thick and stays on and I feel like it really created a barrier. I'm not in love with the smell but you do what you gotta do.
4. For any open wounds we apply neosporin until that area is healed.
This was the first method we tried and it worked. There were SO much great advice from friends though and I bet a bunch of it would have helped too, we were in a small town in Wyoming when I reached out for help so I had limited resources. Read through this if you're having any types of diaper rash issues, i'm CERTAIN one of these will help!!!!!! I would have tried a bunch