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needing some diaper rash advice!

My 3 week old son has a raw booty! He poops soooo much and I've used wipes on him every time so I think its just too much for his little skin.

I've used A&D religiously but he still screams the most pitiful scream I've ever heard. Any advice on what I can do to give him relief???
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Re: needing some diaper rash advice!

  • Rinse wipes in water before use. Target sensitive ones are great. Pat dry the area with a washcloth each time. Once dry, apply aquaphor. Do this every diaper change to heal and prevent rashes.
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  • We use washcloths with plain water to wipe when there is a rash, give baths with baking soda, and use triple paste at every change. You may want to make sure it isn't a yeast rash if it doesn't clear up soon.
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  • Is it possible he is allergic to either the diapers or the wipes? We use Huggies natural wipes and Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive diapers. A&D worked for us on diaper rash, but it took a few days. Make sure you are completely drying the area before applying it. Desitin did not work for us.
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  • I agree he needs to have some naked time. Put down old towels or cloth diapers and let him get good and dry.
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  • Had the same issue w/ my daughter a few weeks ago (breast-fed)... We used pampers sensitive wipes & Balmex. Cleared up within a couple of days.
  • Cheapest and best solution. Get a jar of Vaseline and a box of cornstarch, You'll also need a bowl with a lid. Empty the Vaseline into the bowl and heat it in the microwave until its thin enough to stir easily. Mix about a cup of cornstarch into the Vaseline, slowly though or it will get everywhere. It will thicken when it cools and is the BEST diaper rash cream you'll ever have. I used to have a daycare, my grandmother showed me the trick and I thought she was crazy but it really does work. Even for the raw bums that get so bad they bleed.  Try it. 
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  • Coconut oil ~ works great

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  • I agree with @Bliss+Berry that it sounds like a sensitivity so switch up your products to something sensitive and see if goes away.  A great way to clear up diaper rash is an oatmeal bath.  Aveeno makes two versions - a regular (in the regular bath section) and a baby.  They're exactly the same, yet the regular version is cheaper (gotta love it).  
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  • Thanks for all the awesome tips ladies! We are working on 24 hrs of just taking his poo diaper off immediately and rinsing with warm water and patting dry. I am staying away from wipes since the pain seems to center around that. I am going to try the Vaseline and corn starch mix. I use A&D because the zinc on desitin seems to burn when I apply it to a really raw rash.
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  • Oh my gosh I just tried the butt paste. He didn't scream! I hope hope hope it helps heal it up quickly!
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  • My DS had a really bad one at 2 weeks. And we used Desitin and the Boudreaux triple paste. He would scream and cry at every change. We tried warm washcloths with water. We even switched diapers and wipes. Took him to his ped appt and dr said the zinc oxide in diaper rash creams make the rash sting. That explained always crying when put cream on him. He suggested Aquaphor or Vaseline. The Aquaphor has healing properties though. I went out and bought the baby Aquaphor and it cleared up within a couple days. That's all we used now!
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  • This may sound weird, but let him dry out completely before putting the next diaper on.  My LO had diaper rash and since I've been letting him air out it's been gone for weeks.
  • Corn starch has worked for my daughter. She had one rash and hasn't had another since! I put it on her every diaper change. Locks away moisture!
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