We have tried Grandma ELs rash cream, Earth Angel rash cream, and now are trying Weleda calendula rash cream. We use cloth wipes with plain water on them to wipe almost exculsively, but we also tried 7th Generation disposable wipes and HH diaper spray as well.
What would you recommend we do? We went to the pediatrician, but it was a day that the rash was not so bad. She looked at it and in her mouth and said it didn't look thrush/yeast related. The rash is right where her butt cheeks go together, spreading a little outwards onto the cheeks and is bright red and sometimes looks swollen and irritated, and seems very uncomfortable. It's not just around her anus, so I don't think its food allergy related, but I cut out dairy, wheat, soy, and citrus anyway from my diet, along with cruciferous veggies (because of her unrelated gas pain problem.)
I try to give her butt a little air time, but its really hard because she pees and poos multiple times when exposed to air. Maybe I do like 10 minutes a day...I know more would be better for the rash but its really hard right now when she goes to the bathroom so frequently.
This is our first baby so our first time dealing with CDs and rashes. We would love some advice. I feel terrible that 3/4 of her little life has been spent with a diaper rash.