Diaper Rash. It happens to all kids in diapers to varying degrees. Fortunately, it hasn’t happened too much to the Tiny Dancer’s bum, but when it has, I dreaded it. I know diaper rash is irritating for her and I just want her to be comfortable. But I also hate the smell of Desitin. (If you’ve never smelled Desitin, imagine for a moment what rotten anchovies would smell like). If the Tiny Dancer had diaper rash then I knew I would have the lovely stench of Desitin in my nose for a few days. Not only is it stinky, but the stinkiness covers up the smell of a dirty diaper – a bit counter intuitive for a diaper rash cream since you should change diapers frequently!
During one diaper rash episode I took the TD to the pediatrician because it was a bit more serious than other cases she had previously. I told the doctor that I was using super-duper strength Desitin and he suggested an at-home remedy that he had great success with. It was something I could put together at home and would not have the stink of Desitin. I was ready to give it a try and it worked! Now, any time I think TD may be developing a diaper rash I use the cream and it soothes her and makes any redness go away. It’s the best diaper rash cream I’ve used and I use it exclusively for her diaper rash (and as a preventative) now.
Here’s all you need:
- Baby Aquaphor
Take equal parts of Aquaphor and Maalox and combine. That’s it! I started with small amounts – 2 tbsp of each – and that was more than enough to get me through a diaper rash. I hope this helps relieve your baby’s bum without the stink!