For the first time since my daughter was born, which has been a year, she unexpectedly acquired her first SEVERE diaper rash. When my sweet angel was acting fussy throughout the morning I knew something was awry. Then when she awoke from her 3 hour nap screaming in pain I knew this seemingly simple rash had developed into more.
I noticed the rash a few days ago but it wasn't bad at. I treated it with my go-to A&D diaper cream. When it didn't go away, I treated it for a yeast infection by putting Lamasil on it. Still, it got worse!
When my daughter, who never cries (and those who know her, know that's not a lie), was screaming for over an hour, I called the on-call nurse for help. I was sure she would laugh at the fact I was calling about a diaper rash but when she heard my daughter screaming she jumped into action. She told me about the following treatment plan:
Put about 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a luke warm bath and let the child soak for about 20 minutes.
Mix together the following ointments and slather it on her bottom:
Neosporin (I used the one with pain relief)
A&D ointment (NOT cream)
I made a large batch of the ointment and stored it in a tub-a-ware.
My daughter immediately felt relief and was no longer in pain; on top of that she was able to move around again and the rash began to clear up. After 2 days of using the ointment after every diaper change the rash has healed up.
I will ALWAYS keep this ointment on hand and use it at the first sign of a rash!
I hope y'all find this useful in your adventures of parenting!
Welcome to the Mortashed Family!!
I was recently married in February of 2011 and am enjoying newlywed life. My husband and I have welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Adalynn, into our family in January of 2013. She will be the inspiration behind many of my crafty projects. Thanks to my hardworking husband, I have become a stay at home mom while I put my teaching career on the back burner. Being a mom is extremely rewarding and wouldn't trade it for anything. I love crafting, baking, and cooking as a lot of others do as well. My craft projects will be diverse but simple to follow as I have limited time with a baby on hand. I hope you enjoy these Do It Yourself projects and delicious dishes and baked goods!