We have reached the intense teething stage. I’m not sure who is hating it more, me or P?! In addition to the obvious pain of teeth trying to make their way through his precious little gums, he has diarrhea and a horrible diaper rash from it 😦 I’ve learned a few things to help the situation that I thought I might share, in case you find yourself in the same boat!
ABC Diet- Apples, bananas and crackers. The combination of these 3 things (according to P’s pedi) are said to combat diarrhea very effectively. We have used bananas and apples to fight diarrhea before, and it worked great! I’m hoping it will work even better now that he’s old enough for crackers.
Buttpaste- diaper rash paste with a high zinc oxide content. Thicker than Desitin and has a higher zinc oxide content than any other OTC rash cream I’ve found. Suppose to form a better barrier than Desitin and other creams of that nature, thus making it more effective at keeping “excrement” off of baby’s poor little red booty.
Saran Wrap- this is one I had never heard before until today! A nurse at the pedi’s office suggested putting saran wrap (or any plastic wrap for that matter) over the Buttpaste to keep the Buttpaste from absorbing into the diaper rather than staying on P’s booty. He currently has plastic wrap in his butt crack, so I will let ya know how that goes for us!
Feel free to share any awesome diarrhea and diaper rash tips and tricks in the comments!