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DS will be 6 months in a few days and I swear he's been teething for months, but this week it's bad. Whining and crying out of the blue for "no reason" and then happy if you distract him or give him a chilly wash cloth to chew, so def. seems like his gums are bothering him. He's got all the signs of a tooth coming in, but still nothing. This week the little rash on his chin has gotten so bad. I hope it's just from teething and not something like eczema, but it's only around his chin...

We try to keep him dry there when he's drooling, but he's red and looks painful and then after we keep any lotions off it it almost dries up and gets crusty which seems painful, too. So is it better to keep something ON it and moist or let it dry up? Anyone experience something like this? We were using Cali Baby calendula cream on it, but I didn't feel that was helping (maybe even making it worse) so we switched to a baby balm by Badger that is organic and chamomile and calendula. Still no difference

Any other suggestions? I really don't want to put something like mineral oil on his skin.

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i've been smothering my babe's cheeks hopelessly with gunk until a few days ago a put a humidifier by her crib b/c of a cough and hopes of white-noise enhanced sleep....cleared up!!!!

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Try some vaseline. Very soothing, non-irritating and provides a good barrier.

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we love Ebraviva lip and cheek balm
it is great for the teething, drooling rash

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The same thing is happening with DD. Its a little worse if we're out a lot and she is exposed to the cold and wind. CB Calendula cream isn't working for us either so I've been using Un-petroleum jelly. It's a good barrier and doesn't have any fragrance to irritate her rashy skin further.
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I used lasinoh, it really helped our DD. It provided a barrier for the drool, and actually almost helped overnight.
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Originally Posted by Hannah'sMommy View Post
I used lasinoh, it really helped our DD. It provided a barrier for the drool, and actually almost helped overnight.
Lasinoh has been a life saver for ds's face. On top of teething rash he's attempting to shove himself all over the place with his feet while his face is on the floor/bed/couch so he has a constant red rash/irritation on his cheeks from them being used like a wheelbarrow wheel.

I figure if it was safe for him to have in his mouth when I first nursed & helped my nipples it surely can't hurt to have on his face now.

It's worked better than anything else I've tried.

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