I have a 3 month old daughter, Charlotte, who is EBF. Since she was about 3 weeks old she has had this persistant diaper rash. At first I thought it was wipes... I got a million different kinds at my babyshower and it became worse with the Huggies Natural Care wipes, so I stopped using those and switched to the hospital dry wipes for a few days to get it better. However, no matter what type of wipes I use it's still there. It's not HORRIBLE, it's just red but it's there. I've tried every type of wipe I can find. I've also tried using the hopsital dry wipes and using cloth wipes as well. I've switched diaper brands as well and have tried 6 different brands and no change. I let her air out after every diaper change for at least 5 minutes (except for at night...) and she is changed 2 hours AT THE MOST because of the rash. I also put diaper cream on every change. The only cream I've tried that's kept it just red, instead of being bad, is A&D ointment. I've also tried desitin, johnson&johnson, butt paste, a dollar general brand, and something else a friend had.
I've asked my pedi about this and she said she thought it was just from the extra moisture and to try baby powder. I know that this isn't recommended to use so i asked her about it and she said as long as you put a little in your hand (away from babies face) and gently pat it on the skin that she should be fine.) I tried that for a total of 16 hours before her rash became worse. It was raised and bumpy so I stopped using it. I called her back and she said just to keep doing what I'm doing and she will see her at her 4 month appointment!
It doesn't seem to bug her very often, but sometimes it does and I'd really like to know if anyone has any advice as to what I could try to make this go away instead of just keeping it down.
Thanks in advance!