**Recipes and links at the end of the post**
So, at first when I was a new mom and experienced my daughter’s first diaper rash–I nearly lost my mind. Her poor sensitive bum was so raw and red that my heart broke for her! She cried so much that as frustrating as it was (because I couldn’t make it better for her) I cried with her. So of course, I researched what miracle cream I can come up with to ease her pain. And here is what I found.
At first I was using A&D ointment. And although this is a great barrier to repel moisture it didn’t help her raw skin. So I moved to a cream with a high content of zinc oxide. Desitin makes one with 40% zinc oxide (the purple tube). This helped for a little bit, and then rash was gone.
A couple of days later, the rash would come right back. This time worse. So desperately I tried to seek another route. I ended up posting a question in a mom site and someone got back to me with a recipe called MAGIC BUTT CREAM. Which was amazing. With every diaper change I was using a wash cloth and warm water to wipe her bum (eliminating wipes during this time prevented the rash from getting worse) and after letting her bum air dry I would then apply a glob of the cream on her bum. Her raw, shiny bum had healed quite a bit with just a few diaper changes!!!
The magic butt cream worked well for a couple of weeks. But her diaper rash kept coming back and that no longer worked. So someone suggested using Resinol. Resinol, I was told was similar to the magic butt paste but it’s prescription strength and already premade for you. At this point, I did not want to spend more money but I was desperate. Charlotte was starting to hate getting her diaper changed because it hurt her so bad. So I searched high and low for this cream. Finally I found it on Amazon and ordered two tubs! The cream is wonderful! Now my house uses this as a go to every diaper change!
Along the way I also found that using LOW FAT YOGURT (yes yogurt!) when you first see the diaper rash helps! If the diaper rash is persistent (which a lot of the times it is with her), I will put yogurt in her diaper at bedtime, this way she isn’t sitting in a dirty diaper at night to further irritate her butt.
MAGIC BUTT CREAM recipe
Lotrimin Anti Funagal cream
Desitin (40% Zinc Oxide)
1% Hydrocortisone Cream
Mylanta antiacid liquid
- Empty contents of all creams into a mixing bowl
- Add a little of the Mylanta to start. Mix ingredients together. Add more Mylanta until you get a paste like consistency. You do not want it to be goopy
- Transfer mixture into a mason jar (you can buy them at walmart)
Resinol Cream can be purchased on Amazon
My friend reached out to me after posting this and her son suffered from sensitive skin. She said she used Peri-Derm Bum Paste and it worked like a charm. I have not personally used this product, however if you are searching for something you may want to check this out as well.