Saturday, March 22, 2008

Diaper Rash Tips

Poor Tessa got a diaper rash last week and while the rash is gone she has one little blister that's hanging on and looks sore. So I'm looking for tips from you veteran mommies on killing the blister.

We've been trying to let her go diaper free occasionally (she actually napped diaper free on a towel in her crib today!), and slathering her with A&D, neosporin or anti-fungal cream. I read online to lay off of the ointment like neosporin cause they are so thick that the blister can't breathe, so we'll see if that helps.

I'm open to your remedies! If we weren't on our way out of town I would take her to the doc, definitely if it's not gone when we get back.


Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,

Brady has had a few blisters too, those things are awful. You obviously want to keep it as clean as possible. I definitely agree to lay off the ointment a little and let her go diaper free for a while, we've done that before too. We even went so far to buy underwear. If the blister gets worse I would call the pediatrician, because it could be infected. It sounds like it is small though and will probably heal on its own fine. One thing I've tried when Brady had nasty rashes was to sometimes use cornstarch (yes, the stuff in your pantry you cook with), NOT baby powder. It helps absorb moisture.

Jennifer Welker

Anonymous said...

Grace CONSTANTLY suffers frum the blisters due to her medicine. Our doc suggested the Baby Butt Paste. It seems to work better than anything else. Let me know as well if you find something that really works!