This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, the effective diaper rash cream that treats and prevents diaper rash with every change. Let’s kick some rash!
The American Academy of Pediatrics defines diaper rash as “any rash or irritation in the area covered by the diaper.” Diaper rash doesn’t always look the same. But if your baby’s diaper area looks irritated and red, chances are your baby has it. Their skin may also be a little puffy and warm when you touch it.
Diaper rash may be very mild — a few prickly red spots in a small area — or quite extensive, with tender red bumps that spread to your baby’s tummy and thighs. There’s no need to panic, though: Dealing with diaper rash is part and parcel of baby care, especially in the first year or so of your baby’s life.
Common causes include: too much moisture, chafing or rubbing, yeast infection, bacterial infection, allergic reaction, anti-biotics, and staying in a wet or poopy diaper for too long.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…. whenever my daughter had diaper rash problems, I made a mix of Lanolin mixed with Butt Paste and her rash was never around long. Also, CAKE IT ON. Don’t be shy.
We are huge fans of Butt Paste in this house. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® is specifically formulated by a pharmacist with direction from a respected pediatrician to provide effective diaper rash care.
Do you have any diaper rash secrets? How did you keep it away? There are so many “tried and true” methods out there, we would love to hear what yours was!
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