I can’t tell you how many times people told me “you must get diaper rash cream” when packing my hospital bags both times. I was lucky enough to never go through it with Adam as an infant, so whenever I would hear mums grieving about it, I couldn’t understand it because I just didn’t know what it was like or how terrible it was for little ones. Of-course all that changed with little madam.
At just 4 months Hana had a terrible rash. Hana hadn’t been herself and I didn’t know what was wrong.
I felt so bad not realizing it was the diaper rash making her uncomfortable and that’s why she cried! She wasn’t crying for milk or because she was sleepy; she was crying because of the rash. And to be honest with you I didn’t think much of it and thought it’ll go away by itself.
We were going to the clinic for her vaccinations and while the doctor was checking her that’s when he said “Oh she’s got a bad diaper rash” Then the instructions followed – “no wipes, don’t use any products when bathing her, always make sure you use water and a cloth when changing her, dry her properly before applying her diaper rash cream, leave her open for few minutes then only put her diaper on”
After discovering she had a rash, I didn’t know I couldn’t use wipes or use bathing soap etc little did I know that made it sting more until the doctor told me. I thought making sure she was clean all the time would help it go away hence always gave her baths using her bathing gels and naturally wiped her using her wipes whenever she peed or pooped. I was puzzled why she would cry when she had her baths when previously she use to love them. Poor little baby..
The following days I closely monitored her rash and made sure I didn’t use any wipes. Her showers were only with water and nothing more. I also noticed when I put a cold towel, it made her feel better – sort of a relief for her. She would cry a lot and never sleep properly. She just wasn’t herself.
As days went by, Hana’s rash got better. But it wasn’t over night or two. It took atleast a week or more until it completely disappeared and she was back to the little happy baby that she normally is.
I felt bad not knowing how painful or uncomfortable diaper rash could be. I just thought making sure she was clean all the time would make it go away. But it’s more than that. You have to make sure you use a suitable cream for your little ones, because this is the only thing that will make it go away completely.
I would love to hear your experience and how you dealt with it. What cream did you use on your little one/ones?