K.W. has super sensitive skin, I think. She’s had this terrible diaper rash for awhile, despite the unscented wipes we use and the chlorine free diapers and liberal use of A&D. And she’s always ABSOLUTELY HATED having her diaper changed, it’s the only time she’s ever really mad about anything. I did everything I could think of to get rid of the rash because it got so bad that she’d scream when she was sitting and as soon as she pooped. I tried lots of diaper free time (pee all over my kitchen floors! Fun!), prescription ointment, yeast infection cream, blowing it dry, patting it dry, a gazillion baths, you name it, I tried it. (Except one really obvious thing I did not try, duh.)
Anyway, I was all set to buy this insanely expensive Triple Paste that everyone claims is your last resort but somehow something finally clicked i in my head and rather than pay $21.79 for diaper cream I thought maybe first I would try getting rid of the wipes. (Huggies Sensitive Fragrance Free.) I switched from those to a sippy cup filled with water and roll of paper towels cut in half. Combined with some of the Boudroux’s Butt Cream, her rash cleared up almost instantly. She doesn’t cry anymore, at all, when she has her diaper changed. And call me crazy but things seem cleaner and less stinky down there as well. Also, I am guessing this is significantly cheaper, and it hasn’t really been any more annoying. Just sprinkle on some water from the sippy cup, swab with some paper towels, done.
Thank goodness for Google, because otherwise this might never have actually occurred to me.
(P.S. I know you can also use actual cloth wipes, but I’m just not at that life stage at this present time.)
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