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Old 03-07-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Chapped Inner Thighs---need advice

My 8 month old DD recently has gotten really bad chapped inner thighs. We have determined it was from the gussets on her diapers. I have stopped using those covers completely. How can I clear it up? I've tried Aquaphor and it's not going away, but has seemed to get worse. Has anyone else had an issue with this?

ETA: We were changing her every 2 hours (except at night). We are now changing her every hour.

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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This might not be what you want to do, but you may have to put her in sposies until it clears up, since the sposie legs shouldn't hit her in the same spot as the cloth.
Just go with 7th Gen or something similar. I know Kroger's has their Comfort's brand that has no chlorine in it.
I was also thinking you could put cornstarch there?? you could try it, but if it dries her out, stop immediately.
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I can send you an unscented sample of BUTTer to try out. I think there's a good chance it will help.
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Thanks mama!

We actually were trying sposies for our upcoming Disney trip. I'm not brave enough to do cloth for a week away from my washer. We've been testing it out. I may just put her in them for a few days. I know that air is the best cure for anything like that. It's just finally starting to warm up here.
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I can send you an unscented sample of BUTTer to try out. I think there's a good chance it will help.
ordered some! Thanks mama!
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I use pure aloe vera gel when DH gets rashes like that. It dries the area and heals it nicely. If the rash has burned the skin, you will notice it getting darker or scalier for short time until that dead skin comes off.

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Re: Chapped Inner Thighs---need advice

My LO had the same thing. I also tried Aquaphor and it almost seemed to make it worse - not sure why.

We used cornstarch and it worked great. We currently use it off and on to keep the thighs happy. CJ's BUTTer also works well to keep it away. Sometimes I put the butter on then the cornstarch.


I guess it is the one downfall for having super cute chubby thighs.
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Re: Chapped Inner Thighs---need advice

Aquaphor doesn't let the skin breathe. Thats why it doesn't help or looks worse.
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I can send you an unscented sample of BUTTer to try out. I think there's a good chance it will help.
wonder if it would work on psoriasis?
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wonder if it would work on psoriasis?
The unscented has helped several people.
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