I have been CD since DS was 3 months old. He just turned 2. In the past month, he has developed AWFUL burn on his bottom, particularly around his butt crack and the cheeks close to that. He will cry and scream "hurt hurt" when we change diapers.
I have stripped and stripped (some times doing an overnight soak in hot water, followed by dawn and rinsing a million times) but mostly just using the Dawn. His diapers have no smell to them at all. I have disposable diapered him overnight because none of the hemp dipes I have can hold his urine and they smelled SO bad in the mornings. We have never been 100% CD people, so he does get disposables now and then.
With that said, I am starting to wonder if it's not his diet. After multiple creams, we finally discovered mylanta and aquafor mixed together helped cure the burn quickly. I had hoped it was a 2 time thing but this afternoon, the burn is back with a vengeance and he is in a lot of pain.
He's in the disposables now since you cannot use the aquafor with cloth. I hate the idea of not being able to use cloth anymore- but I don't want him to keep getting this.
Any ideas? And any ideas on what foods I could try cutting out? I had thought melon and certain fruits, but I am still doing some research on what fruits can cause highly acidic BMs.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have any advice?
The pedi has seen it and she was the one who recommended the mylanta/aquafor mixture. She also hates disposables due to the chemicals, but understands I do not want to ruin my dipes with certain creams. She also suggested cutting fruit out of his diet.