Ointments, Creams and Pastes: One thing I didn't know - I'm sure this is common knowledge to all Mommies, but no matter how much baby sitting I did (a whole lot) I never had this explained or did I learn this. But you should always use an ointment, paste or cream when changing a diaper and not just baby powder. We didn't know and alternated between both when Naomi was first born and she got a really bad rash. We then only used an ointment and it went away and she didn't get another till she was 5 months old and eating solids. And even that was only caused by the Carrots. Or her sitting in her poo for too long (when she started sleeping through the night).
When she got her first really bad open sore one I went on a massive diaper cream/ointment hunt. I had to find which one worked! Amazingly the best thing was lots of nakey time and lansinoh (did you know it's not just for boobies?) right on the owie, then I put the thickest cream I could find. I changed her diaper every 2-3 hours and have continued with that. I tried out two different Desitin paste's/cream's (the two tubs you see) and found that the light blue "rapid relief" comes off easily. I wanted something that didn't. So I found the purple tub "maximum strength" (also super expensive.. yikes) and that was wonderful! It didn't come off easily (which means you use quite a bit of diaper wipes during diaper changes) so that when she pood or peed it would stay.
Once her rash was gone I went back to Aquaphor during the day (it's a clear ointment and is easy to remove and does a good job of protecting) since I change her diaper every 2-3 hours. Then at nights I put the purple thick cream on and it's still there in the morning with her super full wet and or poopy diaper! That's my diaper cocktail.
I like triple paste, too, but it's uber expensive as well, but only a few bucks more than the purple Desitin so I may try it once I'm out of that tub. I haven't seen what all the hoopla is about with ButtPaste. I've used it and it comes off pretty easily. But maybe the tub is thicker paste like the Desitin tubs?
Mommies, share your thoughts!