Soothing a sore bottom

Posted 10-29-2012 at 10:01 AM by whitneywalters

Amelia is  getting her molars right now and every time she is teething, she gets diarrhea and this means a diaper rash for her. It does not matter if I change her the moment she is dirty, she still gets a rash.  Her rashes get bad, really red, open sores and painful for her all around. I hate making her cry at diaper changes because it hurts to clean her off.

I have been doing all the normal things people say to do to help her feel better faster. Things like keeping her extra dry, I have been changing her almost twice as often as I usually need to. I am using her CJ’s ointment at every single diaper change and really slathering it on her, we have been leaving her diaper free several times through out the course of the day, she has been wearing a fitted diaper and I am leaving her cover-less and letting her soak in the bath a couple times a day. These things are helping sooth her rash and it does clear up but then she starts getting another tooth and we start the whole process all over again.

Right now she is fifteen months old and she has 11 teeth, she is working on her fourth molar but it is not out yet. It looks like her canines are not far behind as well. Honestly I think it is good that she is getting all her teeth pretty fast, that way she can get them out of the way and get a break from the pain of cutting teeth and the rashes that seem to go along with it.

I wish there was more I could do to make her feel better, I am doing everything I can think of. She is getting a lot of extra love and cuddles since that is about the only other thing I can do to help her through this.


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6 Responses to “Soothing a sore bottom”

  1. dwgmom on October 29th, 2012 12:56 pm

    My little one has diaper rash issues too and he’s only 4 months old. I also give him a daily dose of probiotics to keep his gut healthy and that runs out into his diaper if you know what I mean. That makes a huge difference and maybe works to help balance his pH.

  2. mibarra on October 29th, 2012 2:40 pm

    We always found the best rash remedy to be warm baths with baking soda, and mixing plain Maalox or Mylanta with aquaphor and using that as a cream. :)

  3. abunchoflemons on October 29th, 2012 6:38 pm

    Camomile in soak in tub os something like that I heard helps. Try cornstarch or sween are things that worked for me.cornstarch I think I read in post was working for another on ds.

  4. wyatt09 on October 30th, 2012 8:44 am

    i heard regular cornstarh

  5. wyatt09 on October 30th, 2012 8:44 am


  6. HLasher on October 30th, 2012 10:49 am

    My pediatrician recommended using maalox. Just apply on skin with cotton ball. Let dry and then use whatever ointment on top of that. Then a layer of vaseline. Basically making a very thick paste.

    The maalox is supposed to change the ph of the skin thus allowing the ointment to work. It also seems to get the red out. I did this method religiously with several of our children when they had problems and it always worked within several days. Hope it clears up soon. So miserable for baby and mama.

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