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#1 of 7 Old 05-26-2014, 02:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

My poor sweetpea (6 weeks tomorrow) has diaper rash. I thought I might escape a diaper rash-free 3 months with her...But he has come upon us. ANd I feel HORRIBLE about it. I changed her constantly. I didn't use any lotions on her bottom out of fear of sensitivity. However, when the diaper rash appeared 2 days ago, my sister said to use Aquafor and Butt butter. Any natural remedies out there?

What causes it besides just frequent wipes?

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diaper rash can be caused by a number of things. Not being changed frequently and diapers that are too small are the biggest ones in my experience. Try going up a diaper size, it matters more than people realize. 
Penaten cream is the best for diaper rash in my experience. Not 100% natural, but it works magic. Also lots of open air time. It will be messy, but your baby's bottom will thank you for it

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What kind of diapers you've used?

Either cloth diaper or normal diaper?

Using Poor quality of diapers can cause rashes to baby. I would suggest you to go with branded cloth diapers(Not normal diapers)
in the market to avoid rashes further.
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Oils

Organic olive oil or organic coconut oil. It works best when there is no rash, meaning its best at preventing a rash. I'm usually lazy and don't rub it on every diaper change so we get an occasional rash. I use Burt's bees diaper cream. Rash usually clears by the next change or two.
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I used cloth diapers with my 2 kids and they very rarely had rashes. When they did, I put on diaper rash cream (burts bees brand) and tried to let them air dry, diaper free for as much as possible, til the rash was better. Rashes seemed to be caused by us not changing the diaper often enough, or it getting too damp in there...cloth diapers are a lot more breathable than the plastic ones. I used GreenMountain.com diapers. By the way, we used wool diaper covers (also very breathable) that we either bought on Etsy or that were hand-crocheted by their grandma.
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<p>Hi,</p>
<p>My poor sweetpea (6 weeks tomorrow) has diaper rash. I thought I might escape a diaper rash-free 3 months with her...But he has come upon us. ANd I feel HORRIBLE about it. I changed her constantly. I didn't use any lotions on her bottom out of fear of sensitivity. However, when the diaper rash appeared 2 days ago, my sister said to use Aquafor and Butt butter. Any natural remedies out there?</p>
<p>What causes it besides just frequent wipes?</p>
<p>I welcome your feedback.<img alt="" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wild.gif" style=""> </p>
It is very common condition that can cause a baby's skin. It is because the skin is irritated by diapers. The best way to prevent diaper rash is by keeping your baby's skin as dry and clean as possible and changing diapers often.

Here are the tips to avoid rashes.

1) Change your baby's soiled or wet diapers as soon as possible and clean the area thoroughly
2) Occasionally soak your baby's bottom between diaper changes with warm water by running tap water over it or by squirting with a water bottle
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I've used cloth on both my little beans, who happen to have very sensitive skin. I change very frequently, every 1-1 1/2 hours with a baby under 1, and the sizing is always correct. While rash has not been a tremendous problem, it certainly comes up (especially around teething for us). I have not found any cream to work as well (or as quickly) as Triple Paste
http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Paste-Medicated-Ointment-16-Ounce/dp/B000GCL2B8/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1406646864&sr=1-1&keywords=triple+paste%27 http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Paste-Medicated-Ointment-16-Ounce/dp/B000GCL2B8/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1406646864&sr=1-1&keywords=triple+paste%27
. I buy the big tub, about $20 online or in most stores, but it lasts a long time and works every time. It's also a great barrier cream, ie. it prevent diaper rash. We did not have good luck with the Burt's Bees cream (both my kiddos have skin that is really sensitive). When my DS had a particularly bad rash (as the weather warmed up at the start of summer), we used Seventh Generation disposables for 3 days as well. It helped wick moisture away immediately which also aided in clearing up the rash. Good luck mama!!

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