A friend brought over a delicious meal of chili & a huge salad with pineapple...and it didn't even occur to me that it would affect Sebastian. Ever since, he's had a really raw tush, just between his little cheeks. I was doing Weleda diaper cream which has always worked for us but it wouldn't stick to the raw part. He even had a dab of blood a couple of days ago. I've been very gentle when wiping (soft baby wash cloth with just water) & giving him air (& sun - thru a window) time. Last night I switched to Vaseline. I'm desperate to heal his little heiny. The Vaseline at least creates an effective barrier.
Any other suggestions?
poor little duckie have you tried some herbal salve? i use this stuff ( http://www.jamtots.com/Baby-Bottom-Better-Diaper-Salve-P182C102.aspx ) its really good.. but anything with similar ingredients would work. what about drying it out with some baby powder? you can get natural talc free stuff.. i dont really have any sage advice..hazel hasnt had any issues as of yet.. but i hope it clears up fast.
How about Penaten cream? Don't know if you're familiar with it - here's a link. You can get medicated and unmedicated versions of it, and it is a very good barrier cream.
Have you tried Vitamin A & D ointment? We used the Vaseline the hospital gave us but it just didn't seem to be working, she was getting a little red, not a rash but just kind of raw looking. I started using the A & D and it instantly looked better. I get the original ointment, not the one with zinc. I don't care for Desitin myself. I think Vaseline is probably fine as a barrior but the A & D also has lanolin in it.
Me married to a biker DH with DS (16) and DD (1).
my only hesitation with most of those creams is the petrolium in them.. its poretty nasty stuff and i wouldnt put it on my baby..
I switched to lanolin as a barrier and it didn't get worse, but didn't get better. So I switched to a homemade ointment yesterday of beeswax & jojoba oil - it seems to make a really thick barrier. (The petroleum was skeeving me out too.) I also just made a mixture of water, grapefruit seed extract & TTO for each time I wipe him in case it's fungal (but it really doesn't look like it...)