I’m not sure why, but my kids seemed to be riddled with bouts of diaper rash over and over. I have one vivid memory of a rash Brady had that was so bad that he cried for a good long while.
No parent ever wants to see their kids in pain, especially from a diaper. After two babies with sensitive behinds, I have a tried and true fix to fight diaper rash.
Here’s the quickest three-step way to #endthered.
1. No more wipes. Instead, lay a towel down first, and use a nasal aspirator filled with water to wash the area. Any wiping, even if your wipes are all natural, will not only irritate the area, but probably be painful.
2. Leave the diaper off. Yes, they’re going to pee on the floor. Maybe even poop on the floor. But, keeping moisture locked in keeps the area from healing. Give that baby butt some air!
3. Balmex. This has been my go-to diaper rash cream because it has been proved to reduce redness in just one use. Yes, one. After you’ve cleaned them with water and let them air out to dry for a bit, use Balmex with ActivGuard to soothe the skin with Vitamins B5 and E.
Paityn has very sensitive skin and diapers seem to give her non-stop irritation. Using Balmex preventatively before putting her to bed for the night forms a protective barrier between her tush and wetness, keeping her rash free.
If you don’t already have a tube of Balmex stashed away, you can use this Balmex Diaper Rash Cream Special Offer to get $1 off your next purchase. Balmex Diaper Rash Cream is available at retailers such as: Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Toys-R-Us/Babies-R-Us, CVS and Kmart.
Fight irritation. End the red. Use Balmex instead.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.