So. I need help/advice.
We’ve been battling rash, after rash, after rash here.
What’s up with that?
Andrew woke up a few nights ago at 4:30am with a poopy diaper, which apparently he had slept most of the night in, because his skin is raw – and open sores. I mean like a 3”x2” area of open flesh, oozing – along with several other sore red areas.
I finally felt comfortable enough with our rash outbreak to use the Grovia cream that we have vs. the desitin and the bacitracin ointments we were using on his butt – but mostly he’s been bare bottomed over the last few days to try to get some healing.
Now – he’s got a big scab.
But today after a two hour drive, his blister was open, oozy, and sore again =(
Ethans over his yeast infection – but it seems like every day we’re dealing with another (minor) rash of some sort – and his bottom is bleedy when we’re wiping him after a poop.
Both boys’ diapers have started to get really heavily ammonia smelling – Could that be burning their butts??
ETA: Of course now after googling it – I’m realizing that the open wound on Andrews butt is definitely an ammonia burn – it may have just been coupled along with a poopy diaper. I wish it was appropriate to put a picture up here, but most of you would be terribly grossed out.
I’m feeling defeated.
We’ve only been CDing for a month and a half – and we use such a tiny amount of detergent, and don’t have hard water. I’ve had to wash daily to keep up with enough diapers for two babes, so they’re not just laying around.
I’m going to google how to strip your diaper – and spend the day going through this diaper stripping process (And write about it, of course) but I’m not happy.
I’ve got way too much on my plate today to spend the day stripping diapers and being sure that my babies stop getting rashes…
I’m beginning to hate my CD’s 🙁
How do you guys do it? I’m about ready to give up, for my poor babies butts sake – and my husbands sanity (maaaaayybee my sanity as well)