A Simple Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Diaper Rash

DSC_0055Hi Friends. It’s been a while. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I needed a break from social media and the pressures of the internet. But, I’m back and here to bring you a simple guide to surviving your baby’s first diaper rash. My daughter has finally recovered from her first diaper rash and it was pretty terrible. We did go to the pediatrician for a prescription of Nystatin, which ended up being worthless (just my opinion). We still aren’t sure what caused the rash but I think it was a combination of teething and the transition to whole milk.

It’s so hard seeing their little areas all red and blistered. You could tell it was really bugging her because she would scream every time we tried to change her and was A LOT fussier than normal.

So, mama’s if you’re going through this right now and frantically searching the internet for solutions that work, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Bowl of water
  • A&D Zinc Oxide Cream W/ALOE (very important to buy this specific cream, not regular A&D)fullsizeoutput_23f0
  1. Change their diaper every hour during the day. You may or may not be able to do this but if you can it will help keep the area dry which will help the rash heal. Also, consider whether or not it could be the diaper itself. We switched from Pampers Swaddlers to Huggies Little Movers.
  2. Instead of using wipes, use paper towels dipped in a bowl of baking soda and water (1 teaspoon to 1 cup water). A lot of wipes are too dry, have fragrance or other ingredients in them which will irritate the skin.
  3. Gently pat area completely dry with paper towel. 
  4. Apply A&D Zinc Oxide Cream with Aloe after every change. Once the rash starts improving, you can do every other diaper change to give the area a break.
  5. USE OVERNIGHT DIAPERS. They are worth the extra money when you are fighting diaper rash because they can absorb a lot while keeping the area dry overnight. Our little lady sleeps around 12 hours a night (cue angels singing) so these are essential. The Honest Overnights are our absolute favorite.

I know everyone is very loyal to their diaper rash creams but here are ALL the creams I tried that did nothing: Burt’s Bees, Desitin, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste (Original and Natural), Aquaphor, Triple Paste and Vaseline. Again, the prescription of Nystatin did nothing for my daughter’s rash…

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I really hope this post gives you some simple steps you can implement today to get rid of that diaper rash ASAP.

 

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