diaper rash, dry skin..arg!

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Registered: 03-25-2010
diaper rash, dry skin..arg!
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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 3:30pm

First, yay my LO arrived safe and sound 2/27 via c/s. I am now a new momma to a DS. The hospital used disposable diapers so we went with that for the first week. Now we are using our CDs with G diaper disposable liners so I can use Desitin for the diaper rash and Baby Aquaphor for his dry skin around his leg/groin folds. The rash is much better, almost gone but his bum is still red. The skin around his leg/groin folds (where the elastic of the diaper hits) seems to be peeling and is red underneath. Any ideas on how to better address these issues? Could I be making the diaper too tight around his legs and therefore not helping? The elastic seems to have plenty of stretch, but this is my first time diapering so IDK. I am using Rumparooz little Joeys and have them on the smallest setting. The others seem too big. DS weighs about 7lb 12oz and is 21inches long.

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 8:59pm
I use disposable diapers so I can't help with the CD questions. I just want to say that I found a really good diaper cream and maybe it might help. I used to use penaten but it was really thick and actually pulled her skin when I was putting it on. I tried A&D diaper cream with aloe which is at a very similar price point and it was SO much better. It goes on much easier and the stubborn rash cleared up in a few days. It can help to let LO hang out without a diaper for a while to get some air. I recommend putting on some diaper cream after a bath and playing with him for half an hour or so before diapering him so he can air dry. Since he is so young you can probably just have him on the change table playing so that cleanup is easier. HTH
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Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:47am

1 question--what are you feeding? EBM, mix of BM and formula or formula only?

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 6:51pm

You got some great ideas already, and I agree that newborns just sometimes have red, peely skin that is not necessarily a diaper rash.

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 8:49am

Thank you, ladies. I am EBM. I have loosened the setting and unsnapped the top cord snap on the CD now that the umbilical cord fell off (yay!). Things look better. I switched to using the Auqaphor more often, barely any Desitin, and have let him air out a little more. Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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