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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: Just curious what everyone else does.<br><br>
When you notice your DC's bum area is getting red (not a full out rash, just some redness) what is your plan of attack?<br><br>
And, how well does it work?
 

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If I notice my DS bum getting red, I get out the Burt's Bee's diaper ointment. I also use fleece liners (strips of cut fleece) all the time. Keeps wetness away from his bum, and also helps with cleaning up his yucky poos. I hardly ever have reddness when I use fleece liners. The minute I let his bum get we though look out, gets red right away.<br><br>
HTh<br>
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I use the liners, too, and they really prevent any redness. However, if there is redness I do lots of naked time for dd, will give her a milk bath, and use Boudreaux's Butt Paste. Works like a charm!
 

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Air time, wipe every diaper change (sometimes I'm lazy and only wipe poopies), and I take it as a hint that I need to strip my diapers.
 

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DD usually only gets red if she's been in pockets for a few changes in a row. PUL just doesn't breathe well so she gets red. First thing I do is make sure to wipe her really really well and then I coat with Weleda baby cream or Motherlove Nipple Cream(I got a sample of this from some wahm a while back and I went and bought some because it's amazing for diaper rashes and safe for diapers!!!!) and put her in a prefold coverless or with a soaker if I HAVE to put a cover on her. I never take her out coverless with a prefold but I will take her out coverless in a fitted so it depends what we are doing. Usually tha'ts enough to take the redness out.<br><br>
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DD is almost 8 months old, and she just had her first red bum last week.<br><br>
Most of our diapers have microfleece, and in those that don't, we always use a fleece liner. That's probably why we didn't have our first red bum until now.<br><br>
I didn't even have any diaper cream on hand! I had to dig out some old free samples I had collected through the years! (I had some for Desitin, Balmex, and also some from the hospital.) I just smeared her bottom with some goo, and then put a fleece liner in the dipe (even the ones w/ micro already) so that the goo wouldn't get on the diaper.<br><br>
It got un-red in no time!
 

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I let dd go coverless, give her nakkie time after her bath and change OFTEN. I also use a little lotion with TTO in it on her bottom.
 

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Wipe with plain water and air dry then before I re diaper I pat mylanta on his bum
 

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I put red bum babies in a bath with a bit of baking soda, it seems to help right away. Then I concentrate on frequent changes and a lot of naked bum and coverless time.
 

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air.. either nakey or coverless, depending on how convenient it would be to be nakey at the time.... corn starch once a dipe does go on... calendula lotion the next dipe change.
 

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Leave babe coverless as much as possible, only wool covers if we need to go out or for night, nakey time after bathing.<br><br>
Those are things we do all the time anyway, the only time we get red bums is when a kiddo has set in PUL too long (car trip, etc).
 

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I do diaperfree (we are usually coverless during the day anyways). If we need a diaper I slather her in this balm that was custom made for her by Phishmama.
 

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A little calendula diaper ointment for about 24 hours... if it develops into a full blown rash I pull out the big guns and use Triple Paste... Luckily we don't very often have rashes...
 

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my ds has a reputation for nasty, flesh eating poops - especially when teething. generally i use either my calendula-chamomile-lanolin cream or go straight for the special lanolin cream. add some naked time, a soothing milk bath and things generally get back to normal.
 

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Another vote for more naked time. I always made the bath water "too warm", then the baby would play for 15 minutes or so on the plushy rug naked, while the water cooled.
 

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Air out the little bum, and when it's time to get the diaper back on, I pat on a little cornstarch and use a breathable cover. (Fleece for us, but wool would be great too.)
 

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Wipe (water plus Northern Essence foaming wipe solution). Plus use my homemade diaper rash salve (has mango butter and calendula-infused olive oil in it). It really seems to help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> We don't really do nakey time here because we always tend to end up with puddles...
 
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