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my son scratching his butt

My 15 mths old scratches his butt when I'm changing his diaper. He been doing this for a couple of wks now. He has some scratches on his booty from doing so. Any reason Why

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skdjrmom12

Asked by skdjrmom12 at 10:02 PM on Aug. 28, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Cause it itches
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:03 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 10:12 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • That's what I figured. But I'm always nervous its something else (new mommy syndrome)
    skdjrmom12

    Comment by skdjrmom12 (original poster) at 10:14 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • Make sure you're wiping him properly. Any poo left there irritates his bum
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:16 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • Maybe trim his nails so he can't scratch himself up. Is he red or irritated, other than the scratches he got from itching? Maybe try a little diaper ointment just in case his skin feels uncomfortable.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:30 AM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Well if it happens a lot during the day also talk it over with your pediatrician. We had a problem with worms when my son was little and the whole family took pills for a few days to treat it. Not a big deal. But the scratching was many times during the day and nothing to panic over.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 6:12 AM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • If possible then after each diaper change wash his butt with water and whatever baby lotion/cream u use for him , apply that. He scratches because either his skin is very dry or the quality of diaper is not good . Maybe he always feel wetness which causes itching. Change his diapers frequently. My son used to do this and I did the same thing . Also if possible allow him to have some diaper free time like 10-20 minutes atleast.
    newmommy121211

    Answer by newmommy121211 at 3:16 PM on Aug. 30, 2013

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