I have an almost 14mo dd who eats anything and everything. We haven't had to deal with food sensitivities at all (yet), so I am pretty ignorant when it comes to this topic.
Thursday afternoon, out of the blue, she started screaming. She turned purple and cried big fat tears. VERY unlike her. I changed her diaper and her entire diaper area looked like a 1st degree burn, red and hot and raised. Very angry looking. She had had a BM that was very soft and anywhere it touched looked just like a burn. She was screaming! I tried to wipe her as best I could but she was crying and kicking, shaking her head 'no' and doing the sign for "all done".
So, I put her in the tub and threw in every skin remedy I could think of - some baking soda, some oatmeal in a sock, a couple drops of olive oil, and let the poo soak off. It helped, and it seemed to soothe her bum.
Then I coated her butt in burt's bees diaper creme (which has always worked great before) and everything was better - UNTIL THE NEXT BM. Same thing all over again.
It's now sat morning and we've had about 5 incidences of burning butt. 5 soaks in the tub. At this point she screams bloody murder whenever we change her diaper, even just pee, because she's afraid we are going to touch it (to clean it) again. She's in so much pain.
Another thing, may or may not be pertinent - her bms are soft but gritty. It's like she's been eating sand, but she hasn't. I have no idea what could be causing that.
The only thing new that she's eaten has been clementines (tangerines). I am assuming these are what is doing it, but the last one she ate maybe 3-4 days ago and she's still having this problem. And, she ate them for several days and had no problems. I am worried now maybe it's bananas? She's had bananas before but not for awhile, but I just bought a bunch and she's eating 2 a day. It's the only food she asks for by name, she loves them. (She does the sign for 'eat' and says "Nana!" and points to the counter. Too cute, but I digress :LOL )
Anyone have any thoughts? Advice? I am really dreading her morning BM, which is due any minute now. We can tell by the screaming when she's going.