Friday, April 29, 2011

Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy

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Back in January, Audrey's Pediatrician said she didn't know what else to do about Audrey's chronic yeast infections, so she sent us to a Dermatologist.

The Dermatologist told us that not only did Audrey suffer from chronic yeast infections, but she also had severe eczema on the diaper area.

And to top it all off, it was all infected; Audrey also had impetigo.

We were given 3 different prescriptions to help her, but we were warned that the yeast infections and the eczema would flair back up until Audrey was potty trained.

But we were told to use a Vaseline on her bum with every diaper change, as a barrier. Audrey was also lactose-intolerant and her hypoallergenic formula caused her to poo more than she peed, in fact we usually only saw 1 pee diaper a day, the constant poo irritated her bum.

Vaseline was not a good option for many reasons. I know some of you probably dislike Vaseline, I've read that it's not good for your skin. However, our reason for not wanting to use Vaseline was simply because it's not good for cloth diapers.

So we bought some Grandma El's, because it was suppose to be cloth diaper friendly. I've used it with Fuzzibunz, Kawaii's, bumGenius, and Mother-Ease (both Sandy and One-Size.)

NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER use it with Fuzzibunz. It clogged them, and I had to strip them about twice to get it out.

Everything else it has worked great with, absolutely no problem, it's a great barrier. As my daughter's issue is not a diaper rash, I'm not sure how effective it is at alleviating actual rashes, but it certainly doesn't make it worse, which is always a plus. ;) It's my favorite to use at night, as it's nice and thick.

I really like Grandma El's, and it's available through Amazon, and I can use my free 2-day shipping!! It's awesome as a barrier, it comes in a big tub, and a little goes a long way. I like the smell too, I can't really explain it, it doesn't have a definite smell, but I like it all the same.

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