Baby Rash Could Be From A Cheap Diaper: List of Alternatives!
Does your baby have a diaper rash?
Does your baby have sensitive skin and get a diaper rash often?
One more question.
Do you use cheap diapers for your baby?
I did too, until I realized this. #themoreyouknow
Right now I’m gonna focus on my third baby since ya know, he’s a baby and takes up a huge portion of my days anymore. (Wild child) Moms of three, can I get an amen?!
Anyways, what’s helped my older two have not helped him. He’s been so different in so many ways.
If you’re baby is like mine you may notice that no matter how quickly you change their diaper, when they go pee or poop they may want their diaper changed or act like it bothers them, like right away.
Let’s get one thing straight, I don’t have time for cloth diapers. And that doesn’t make me a bad mom.
I struggle to keep up with laundry for 5 of us as it is. And not only that.. TMI.. but, I honestly hate wiping poop with a wipe, let alone cleaning it out of material. Yuck. But I praise you mamas that can do it all.
I just can’t.
I didn’t even think about it right away, because our older two kids didn’t have sensitive skin. And it never really matter what diaper we put on them, I never noticed an increase or decrease in diaper rashes in the diaper area portion of their skin.
Third babies break the seal in a lot of homes. There is always something that’s different or throws you off after having three kids because truly, every single kid is so different.
That’s when I really realized that the cheap diaper was giving my baby a rash.
This time of year (Winter months) being in Montana and owning a spring and summer focused business, it doesn’t do as well financially as it does in the other months. So buying cheap diapers is something we often do.
Well not anymore.
Our little Ethan started getting a diaper rash about 4 months ago that has consistently been there, no matter what we’ve done. Besides not buying his diapers at Costco anymore, we were doing everything the same as before when he wasn’t having a reaction.
Corn starch has done the trick for all of the kids and it’s always worked with any diaper rash.
But this time, nope. This baby and his rash get bright. In the beginning, we were bathing him every time we changed him thinking it was the wipes.
Eventually the redness turned into little bumps that he was itching like crazy. You could tell they were burning him because his skin was so hot, but yet it itched too. So wiping him or putting him in water didn’t help.
He was pretty much miserable. Then we figured out it was the diapers.
So, this last month we were able to make a trip to Costco and had purchased the Kirkland Diapers. Literally one night of him wearing one and the rash has completely changed for the better on his cute little baby butt!
Plus, i let him run around sometimes (obviously supervised) with no diaper on at all to give his bum some air!
Brands that are geared towards sensitive skin:
- Seventh Generation-They are free of chlorine bleach, lotion, and any fragrances!
- Pamper Swaddlers Sensitive Skin- Available sizes newborn to 4.
- Kirkland Signature Brand- From costco and is available up to size 6!
- Earths Best- Made from natural absorbent materials such as wheat and corn!
- Target’s Up & Up Brand- Surprisingly for being a store brand, these diapers didn’t seem to harm my babies skin as much as other “cheap” brands did.
- Luvs- This diaper didn’t work well for us; but the more research i did i found that it actually did help other mamas who were dealing with the same problem that i was.
- Subscription Services- A great alternative to having to worry about physically going out to buy more diapers! Amazon has a great diaper service that allows you to choose the brand you want, or you could always go with the Honest Company as well!
- Also, try using a barrier to protect your babies skin before the breakout happens! We have used Aquaphor, ButtPaste, Pure coconut oil, and Desitin!
I am really looking forward to no more cheap diapers and no more sensitive baby butts!
And hopefully soon, no more diapers at all! 😉
Its still up in the air whether or not it’s the scent in the diaper; or the chemical used inside of the gel that holds the moisture in the diaper.
But, i do know now that my baby and his skin do not like cheap diapers.