1/14/13

New Mom Stress


There were many aspects of motherhood I was prepared for. I had several baby showers while pregnant, which left me with lots of wonderful gifts to aid me in my new mommy adventures.

I didn't know what a lot of the products did or what I would use them for, but I knew I was prepared. Or at least I hoped I was prepared.
Yet, as with anything new, there were some things that caught me off guard after Eli entered our lives. Having a new baby put me situations that had never even crossed my mind.
Diaper rash. I had heard of diaper rash before I had Eli, but I didn't really know what it was, what it looked like, what caused it, etc. There was no reason for me to know these things, so I simply didn't care.

Then one day, just a few days after Eli was born I was working with a lactation consultant who changed his diaper, and she said, "Oh look how red his little bottom is. You need to get some cream for that."
She said it in such a polite way. She wasn't being rude or anything, but it managed to STRESS ME OUT. I was a new mom with a baby boy who had a diaper rash, and I had NO IDEA.

I knew there was such a thing as diaper rash cream, but I didn't know what kind to get or how often to apply it or ANYTHING regarding diaper rash!

But as with any new mom situation, I learned and grew from it. Over time I started to recognize when Eli would start to get a diaper rash. I recognized that certain diapers seemed to cause more diaper rash than others, and that I needed to change his dirty diaper as quickly as possible because the longer he kept a wet diaper on his tush the more he seemed to develop a diaper rash.

By the time Eli turned a year old we had battled diaper rash on and off. He didn't have it constantly, but I felt like I could never get ahead of the problem. I would see the "red" and I would put cream on it, hoping that it took away his diaper rash, yet it never fully went away. I felt frustrated at times and hoped my baby boy wasn't in any pain. 

One day I took to Twitter asking friends what product they suggested. I had a lot of people suggest Boudreaux's Butt Paste.


I received a tube in the mail and immediately started using it on Eli. At this point he was well over one, almost two years old, yet he still seemed to have diaper rash on and off. I put the Boudreaux's Butt Paste on at night before he went to sleep hoping for the best.

The next morning I changed his diaper and realized he looked completely better.  It was like the paste "healed" him over night! I was really surprised because nothing had worked this well in the past.

I continued to use the paste even though he seemed better, I wanted to FINALLY get ahead of the diaper rash.

And I am happy to say that I feel like I finally got ahead of it! By using the paste every night for just a couple of nights it seemed to completely take away any remnants of diaper rash that Eli had. I was so happy!

I watched this video on the Boudreaux's Butt Paste Facebook page and it made me laugh so much. It seems silly but it is exactly how new moms feel about diaper rash! Sometimes it feels like a plague that you can't get rid of, but when I used this awesome Butt Paste it took care of it!



Any moms out there ever felt the viscous cycle of diaper rash? How did you deal with it? Did you FINALLY get ahead of it? Let me know in the comments, and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!



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129 comments:

Jamie Bird said...

Boudreaux's Butt Paste is THE best! It worked wonders for Bennett. If he got any sign of a diaper rash coming on, I would just apply this paste and it was pretty much completely gone the next morning. Works miracles! :)

Kristin said...

I received a tube at one of my baby showers and it is AMAZING!! I always wondered what the fuss was about and if it was any better than other brands...no question!! It's the best! I also like to leave the diaper off for as long as possible to air dry their little bottoms.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste and love it. Thankfully, Jack hasn't had a bad case that this stuff couldn't resolve in a couple of days. I received a tube of the organic version of Boudreaux's Butt Paste and love it even more than the original. The cream is white instead of the dark cream color. For some reason I like that better. haha.

Wade's World said...

Love Boudreaux's Butt Paste for our boys. Works like a charm every time!

Wade's World said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/auflag/status/290857697996328962

Mami2jcn said...

Besides using barrier creams, we would let them air out without a diaper on for a little while.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweeted the video:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/290851038498537473

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Brigitte said...

We used Boudreaux's butt paste on both my babies and it works like a charm. It's really great stuff.

Meredith Hoskins said...

Boudreaux's is the only cream I've tried. I guess I assumed that they all work overnight...interesting to see that is not the case. I'm glad I started with Boudreaux's because I love how I change my baby's first diaper and I can barely see any redness.

Jenni said...

Thankfully my daughter hasn't gotten a diaper rash yet but I will be sure to have this on hand for when she does!

MCantu1019 said...

when my children were babies I tried to keep their diapers changed pretty often so I was lucky they didn't get diaper rash very often.
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Stephanie Johnson said...

My neighbor gave us some Boudreaux's, but I haven't tried it yet.

My son had a horrible rash when he was about a month old. The pediatrician said it was an acidic rash, and recommended soaking my son's bottom in a bath of water and baking soda. Instead of using regular wipes while he had the rash, I used Charlie Banana cloth wipes that had been soaked in water & baking soda. Between the baking soda bath/wipes and some A&D Original, the rash cleared up quickly. He hasn't had a rash since then.

Elizabeth said...

My daughter hasn't ever had a diaper rash. I use Boudreaux's Butt paste, too and I love it!

kellyr78 said...

My kids both had diaper rashes and I found the trick is to treat it quickly with a diaper cream and change diapers more frequently to keep the area clean and dry.

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kellyr78 said...

tweeted the promotion:
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The Taffs said...

Boudreaux's is all I will use on my little guy's bottom. It's the best!

Kayla said...

once I found this butt paste, it's all I ever use! I had the same problem as you before I found this!

The Taffs said...

I also tweeted the entry! : )

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Haley said...

We also use Boudreax's butt paste and the extra strenght Desitin (puprle and white tube) for a really stubborn diaper rash that doesn't go away overnight. Thanks for hosting a giveaway :)

Katelyn said...

I am a Nanny, and the family I babysit for swears by Butt Paste! I'm a new follower. :)

Lauren said...

We use it too! It works great and we put it on my little girls little fanny all the time!

Breanna Mallaire said...

I have felt like that so many times!! And I love Boudreaux products!!! The butt paste is the best!!

Katy said...

I like Boudreaux's! Fortunately, my son hasn't had that much of a problem, but you feel so bad when they do! For reference I HATE California Baby's Diaper Cream. He SCREAMS in pain if you put it on his rash.

rachel said...

Using cloth diapers can help since it's a natural fabric.

Elena said...

I used the diaper cream before the rash appears. I also used the wipes for sensitive skin to prevent rash.

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Elena said...

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Courtney B said...

when diaper rash occurs we usually just change a diaper more frequently

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Courtney B said...

tweet

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Rebecca S said...

I've never used it, but now im going to! Thanks for the review

Tj and Amy said...

I love to use a cream and let them air out as much as possible from the diaper. Bath's are good too.

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Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/291628901736800257

The Burtons said...

Diaper rash is the worst! I like to use cream as soon as I see it starting. I haven't tried this cream yet, but definitely will now!

Lisa Brown said...

Being sure to change diapers often, keep the skin clean, and using a skin protectant, worked well.
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Lisa Brown said...

2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/291996482419187713
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Tabathia said...

I used cloth diapers to help and diaper rash cream

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Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/292035279445975040
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carmen @ life blessons said...

Well, I'm currently pregnant with my first baby, so I have yet to figure out how to soothe her through her diaper rash, but I imagine it will involve diaper ointment!

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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Oh yes, we definitely allow him to air out a bit for his skin to breathe.

Howell said...

Keep him dry by changing diapers asap.

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Howell said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/292131869871456256

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agatewood1 said...

I use diaper rash ointment/cream as a preventative. Better safe than sorry. My son got a real bad rash one time and I had to take him to the doctor for RX diaper rash cream. I learned my lesson :) Thanks! ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

agatewood1 said...

https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/292352829300043776

samdaleo said...

It's been a while but I remember there being a few episodes of bad diaper rash. The things that helped me most was to bathe her and let her air dry in that region...time without the diaper were best for the rash...then I would use the cream and powder..I tried to stay on top of it too and change her right away every time she went. It usually didn't last too long.

One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/292445427016544257

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One Frugal Girl said...

I provided my son with a lot of free range, no-diaper time. I'd put down a bunch of towels in the living room and let him crawl around naked. It worked like a charm. He rarely experienced rashes after that.

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Kim D. said...

Changing diapers frequently or leaving the diaper off for a while has worked for my baby.
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Kim D. said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/292452989778669568

Rebecca Graham said...

Changing over to cloth diapers helped.

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cw said...

yes, have been caught in a cycle before. I remember letting her run around naked after bath helped a bit.

akronugurl said...

i always keep a tube of Boudreaux's Butt Paste around!

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/293026585383153664 .

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JC said...


In addition to change diapers more often, we used chamomile cream and also Boudreaux's paste to help.
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JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/293233997591478272

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I try to change my little one's diaper as soon as I notice she has soiled it. If I notice she is red, I let her air dry for awhile and then apply a diaper rash cream and it goes away. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/293540294924857344
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Tiffany Winner said...

letting them 'air out' in the sunshine for a while
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Tiffany Winner said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/293825637427314688
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Molly said...

Hate dealing with a diaper rash and all the pain that it causes the baby and mommy, but i really like Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, it makes the pain go away a lot faster. Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

StephanieC said...

we do diaper free time in the sun! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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wigget said...

we'd try the cloth diaper every now and then and lots of paste

Elle said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/ellesjunkmail/status/294480046993842179

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Emily N. said...

Here's my tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/295344924067516416

chambanachik said...

I always wait until I see signs of a rash first and use some if I need to, but one way I try to prevent it is by using cloth diapers. It seems to help.

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ms-texas said...

it's been a long time since I've had a baby but I remember changing diapers frequently and using a diaper rash ointment

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/296474022961631232

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Margaux said...

There is something to be said for letting the bum air out a bit. It definitely helps!

Kerry said...

Frequent diaper changes and airing out as much as possible.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/296797874174439425
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vhfvhf said...

It's been many years, but all I could do back then is give lots of baths and petroleum jelly. Wish I had the paste!

Amy said...

as soon as I see signs of redness, I start using diaper cream rather than wait until the rash is out. they're gone before you know with Boudreaux's Butt Paste's help. Love this product.

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Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/297457013598871552

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susan1215 said...

My kids both had diaper rashes and I would treat it quickly with a diaper cream, and change their diapers more frequently to keep the area clean and dry

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susan1215 said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

No really bad diaper rash stories here to share- I keep baby's butt clean & dry constantly! kytah00@yahoo.com

Tina said...

we change diaper often
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Tina said...

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maloryc said...

I use it on my kid!! malory@gmail.com

jakiesmom said...

lots and lots of diaper cream and frequent diaper changes so they aren't in wet diapers for long

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mummytotwoboys said...

We use a barrier cream, change diapers frequently and bathe our sons in an oatmeal bath at least once a week. Boudreaux's is great because it truly makes a huge difference after just one application!

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mummytotwoboys said...

Watched the video and tweeted

https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/304272334188072961

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Allison Downes said...

I usually use this butt paste, it works really well

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Allison Downes said...

Tweeted:

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meredith m said...

Lots of cream, applied multiple times a day

meredith m said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/305164119412195328

bdiane34 said...

I used Desitin, then patted it with baby powder, making sure it stayed on for a longer time

bdiane34 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/305179006574157824

LAMusing said...

I don't have a baby, but if I did I'd sure try this. Mom says she used baby powder on me - that was really the only choice back then.
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LAMusing said...

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Judy B. said...

butt paste and diaperless periods with exposure to fresh air and sunshine.

Judy B. said...

https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/307411135391469568

Jill H said...

I changed cloth diapers often, let him air dry and never seemed to have a problem with diaper rash.

Jill H said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/307976218244947968

Betty C said...

I found that keeping them clean and dry helped to avoid most rashes. Frequent diaper changes and lots of baby powder helped a lot. I had never heard of Butt Paste but I'm sure it would have helped to clear up any rashes they had.

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jenspurg said...

we changed diapers often to keep her dry and used an ointment at naps and bedtime.
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jenspurg said...

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jwfong said...

Always have baby wipes handy! They are lifesavers!

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jwfong said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/jfong1130/status/311322283467735040

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Gina Wildorchid said...

We would try to prevent diaper rash by changing the baby as soon as possible after the diaper is soiled. We also used creams on rashes.

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Anash said...

Vaseline works well at preventing diaper rash in the first place! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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Anash said...

Tweeted:
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Betty C said...
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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/311899333622628353

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Carmen Nuland said...

We really didn't deal with it too much - only a day or two when she was cutting teeth. And then the teeth seemed to bother more than the little diaper rash

ewhatley said...

I haven't had to deal with diaper rash personally but I've learned from my friends that Butt Paste is miracle stuff and I include it with my gift at every baby shower.

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susan1215 said...

I would change my childrens diapers often and let them run around without diapers often to help prevent diaper rash

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/312324698874728448

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Emily said...

We use cloth diapers so that helps but lots and lots of cream and frequent changes when our little one has a rash

Christina said...

Whenever I saw there is redness I used diaper cream to treat the diaper rash but the result was not satisfied until I found out that the Boudreaux's Butt Paste is the best and the problem is solved.

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Christina said...

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angie lilly said...

I don't have kids so I have never had this issue before, but my mom had me LOL and told me that she used to make her own rash cream out of aloe vera and corn starch. It sounds super nasty to me but she swears it works! LOL

Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/312614984326713345
Angie
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Robin M. said...

Some time without the diaper -- and a little coconut oil.

Melinda said...

our little guy is 4 months, and no diaper rash yet, so we haven't had to do anything :)

my parenting tip is don't sweat the small stuff!

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Melinda said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/318800635539623936

Burgh Baby said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Butt Paste, along with some fresh air.

Nancy Hall said...

Keep them as dry as possible while in diapers and let that butt air dry when you can.

Nancy Hall said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/322736433460817920

coriwestphal said...

My kids never had diaper rashes that were too bad, but when they did, I relied on oatmeal baths to sooth and cleanse, and then diaper rash cream to seal and protect!

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coriwestphal said...

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Nicole Larsen said...

A warm bath with no soap, air dry the bottom and butt paste (we lived by this stuff with our daughter when she was in diapers. We didn't get them too often, but when she did they were bad and nothing worked but this!

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Nicole Larsen said...

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wigget said...

haven’t tried it yet

clc408 said...

The only thing for me that "broke the cycle" was a prescription cream from the doctor. After that, I switched from cotton diapers to disposables and that seemed to help.

clc408 said...

Tweet
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