Jack has a monster diaper rash right now. Overall I would say we’ve been very lucky in the rash department and this one must be here to make up for it. Normally we slather some desitin on it and it’s gone by the next time you change his diaper. Today every time he pooped it flared up with a wicked passion.
I went to the store and bought some Butt Paste and some Lotrimin (because I’m not entirely convinced it’s not yeasty. You’re welcome). Meg was over hanging out today and said that a friend of hers with a baby Jack’s age has a big problem with diaper rash and was told to let him air out without a diaper for a while so we figured we’d give it a shot.
Next thing you know we’re all three in the kitchen, Jack was looking out the window at his daddy and he turned and slipped and started crying. We thought maybe he had bumped his head until he fell again immediately and the way his legs flew out from under him I just knew he had peed on the floor.
So I took him to the bath tub, cleaned him off, wrapped him in a towel and carried him around until we figured he had aired out enough. Then I slathered him up with some more butt paste and hoped for the best. Before bed I added the lotrimin and hopefully in the morning it will be at least somewhat better!
I know one day with a rash is too early to panic, but in the back of my mind I can’t help but fear this will lead to cloth diapers as both Nate and his brother had to wear cloth due to rashiness. AHHH! (I really have nothing against cloth diapers except that I’m lazy, and I don’t care how “easy” it is, nothing is easier than tossing the old diaper in a pale and never having to look at it again.)