Mum(29) - DS 7yr, DD 4yr & DD 2yr
Connor 24/1/03, Oliver 8/6/04, Zachary 5/12/07
I have always used Zinc and Castoroil cream after my kids have a dirty nappy, and Curash powder every other nappy change. I use cloth nappies while I am home, and Huggies when I go out. I have never used plastic pilchers, as this keeps too much moister in the nappy, but rather fluffies. I try to allow "free time" where my baby lays on the floor with no nappy. It is good to do this just before you bath them, as then you can wash off any little mishaps. None of my kids have suffered nappy rash, so I must be doing something right. Hope I have been of some assistance.
Mother of 3, Qld
I know you've probably tried everything by now, but thought id write anyway. My little girl had shocking nappy rash when she was about 3 weeks old, poor little bottom looked almost blistered it was so red, i found "Nappy-Mate Paste" was fantastic and cleared it up in no time!
Hope things are going ok
Belinda, WA, lovely baby girl
Ngari 25, mother of 3
thanks again for all the responses, you have all been so helpful. My boys nappy rash is getting better I am using sigmacort cream and castor oil and zinc all mixed together. This seems to work pretty well. It gets worse when he does a sloppy poo and it gets better when he does a firm poo so I give him lots of bananas to firm him up.
I have taken him to the doctor and she advised that the reason this happens so badly with him is that he poos frequently (mostly 7 times a day and up). She also advised that there is nothing I can do other than what I am doing which is just putting cream on at every nappy change and airing him out. She also said that the only time it is going to stop is when he is tiolet trained. So thanks everyone for the help its been great.
Erica, mum of 1 yr old Branson, NSW