Hi! I need some help from experienced Mamas out there.
My son is EBF and three months old. We cloth diaper. I use Charlie's Soap (cold rinse, hot wash with double rinse). I change diapers every 1 - 2 hours and right away if he poops. He poops every 2 - 3 days and it is abundant, smelly and green. He is on daily iron supplements due to prematurity and his ped. said to expect the green poo. Prior to getting the rash we were using Angel Baby Bottom Balm. He's had this rash for about a week and I can't seem to get rid of it.
Here is what I've tried:
- Triple paste with fleece liners.
- A&D ointment (worked overnight with a prior rash) with SG disposables
- Butt paste with SG disposables
- Olive oil
- Airing out the area
The rash is just a little pink area near his anus. It doesn't look inflamed, raised, bumpy, patchy, or anything. He doesn't seem bothered when I clean the area. He is a very happy and alert baby.
Does this seem like a food allergy? Should I go on an elimination diet? If the detergent is bothering him, would it present in such an isolated area?
Thanks for any insights that you can provide.