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My dd is 1 and has never had a problem with diaper rash before. For some reason, she's now pooping little bits very often so that I don't always catch it right away. It used to be very obvious when she pooped, now I have to do a "sniff check" constantly, and sometimes there isn't even enough to smell. So, her bum is raw-looking after a couple of misses today, and all I have on hand is Aveeno. Is that the best to soothe and heal? I'm hoping it can be put on broken skin and not hurt. Would Aquafor be better? She is acting totally normal, so it can't hurt that much, but it looks painful. I've also been giving her quite a bit of diaper free time.<br>
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I use Calendula cream (it's a homeopathic cream) on Boo's bottom when it gets looking red or sore at all. Haven't had to use it often, but it seems to work well.<br><br>
It is great on sunburned skin, on minor cuts and abrasions, and it's not greasy nor does it stain the diapers.
 

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I have good results w/Burt's Bees diaper cream. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I asked the same thing last week... and most mamas said either burt's bees or weleda. I went to my local good foods coop and they had the burts bee diaper cream, weleda calendula baby cream, and weleda diaper rash cream. I felt the consistency of all 3 and fell in love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> with Weleda Calendula (orange tube). It is soooo creamy and smells nice and herbally. We have been using it after every dipe change on both girls and NO more rashes since... and they were both pink before getting it.<br>
I'm impressed! HTH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I always use Calendula cream. Be careful some are alcohol based, don't buy that kind. Get some that is olive oil or bees wax based. I like Weleda brand.
 

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I agree about the calendula suggestions and i also use 100% shea butter on my son's rashes. Seems to really work quickly - you can also get it with lavendar in it which might be a good idea since it is antibacterial, i think.
 

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Thanks! I'll have to get some calendula tomorrow (or Burt's Bees if they don't have waleda). I do have lansolin, or whatever it is you use on cracked nipples, so I'll use that in the meantime. I just hope this pooping pattern is a phase!<br>
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We use Weleda Calendula and California Baby Calendula. It is the only thing that has worked for us, and plus, it doesn't stain our beautiful diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's all we use and we <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it! Dd isn't prone to rashes, so we don't have to use that much of it, but every time she's had an outbreak, within one or two applications, she's great again!<br><br>
I've heard some moms swear by burnt cornstarch for bad rashes. I don't have any info on this since we've never had to use it but if the rash is really bad I'm sure someone will have the info!
 

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Poor Baby!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I wish I had something to suggest but I use a cream that I get from my family in Germany. I don't have to use it much anymore though because I have started using the diaper lotion potion from Kissaluvs. I spray a litle on after every diaper change. It smells so yummy and keeps her bum pretty soft.
 

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Burt's bee's.. Liv had a horrible teething rash on her poor bum and one night with it and it was totally cleaned up!<br><br>
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We have the same problem.<br>
I like Zincofax (from Canada) because it's smooth, not greasy and smells nice. But I haven't seen it here.
 

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Add my vote for Weleda calendula. Although DH absolutely refuses to go near it--he can't stand the smell!!!! We also got something a prescription from our doctor for something that we later found out (from the pharmacist) was just a mixture of two over the counter items--hydrocortisone and micatin (sp?) when DS had a HORRIBLE rash that came as a reaction to diarrhea that he got as a reaction to another medication. The rash cleared up very quickly with a little of the mixture once or twice. I think that next time I'd just buy the OTC components and mix them myself, because the prescription wasn't covered by our health plan (since it was OTC), and the pharmacy charges a big dispnesing fee because they had to mix it up for us! Silly doctor ought to have known better.<br><br>
For anyone in Nova Scotia (and maybe the rest of the Maritimes, I don't know for sure), you can ask for something at the pharmacy called IWK Buttocks Paste that is the cream we use everyday. It's cheap, and very, very nice, and with the exception of the rash mentioned above, DS has never had a rash, so it must work quite well! IWK, as anyone from the Maritimes probably knows, is the children's hospital.<br><br>
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Another vote for a calendula-based cream. We like California Baby's version...smells so-o-o-o nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I bought the Waleda and used it this afternoon. It does smell really nice and has an almost decadent feel. So I hope dd liked it, but it's hard to tell. The rash didn't look raw this morning, so I think it was already on the mend from the Aveeno it had on it all night. Thanks for all the advice!<br>
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I'm a Burt's Bee's fan myself. Love the smell and it clears up any sign of redness almost immediately. Ds gets that "poop irritation" too sometimes. Especially if he's been eating a lot of fruit. I guess it's very acidic.<br><br>
I keep meaning to check out the Waleda though because I keep reading so much about it.
 
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