Cross posted in Toddlers
For the past few days my 17 month old has had a rash that varies in intensity. The only part that looks sore is his diaper area, where it is red and dried out looking, with little tiny white pimples/bumps. Over his face and back/stomach he has these barely visible pinkish/white bumps. You wouldn't really know they were there unless you felt them, feels just kind of rough instead of his usually baby soft skin. I looked at pictures of heat rash, and it looks just like that. And it's been horribly hot here. And my in-laws may have l left him in wet clothes in the stroller while walking home from the water park.
At first I thought the diaper rash was yeast and treated it with topical anti-fungal creams, and it did nothing. He hasn't responded to diaper rash creams too, so I stopped.
I've been giving him lots of naked time and using just prefolds with no cover or wool and checking constantly for wetness so that he has no moisture there. That has helped make it less red for sure.
Any other ideas?
On an unrelated note, if you lived in a large co-op (apartment building) with common industrial washer/dryers, would you use them for diapers? What to say if a busy body (we have MANY) turns us in to management? We haven't really done it yet, but it would simplify my life.