My baby has a really really chapped/red bottom...

(29 Posts)
iamnowawhaticallmother Thu 02-May-13 06:28:56

I use Sudocream but it doesn't appear to be getting any better. Any advice? He us 2 months. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It looks extremely sore :-(

iamnowawhaticallmother Sat 04-May-13 15:33:50

wow thanks everyone - really great advice. His bottom is already looking a bit better and im going to try lots of your suggestions.

Yika Fri 03-May-13 22:42:33

I used a non-staining lotion called Cytelium which soothes and dries the rash. Very very effective. Don't know if it's available in the uk?

Minminbel Fri 03-May-13 22:38:40

When my son had terrible nappy rash I found that hs skin was so raw that any cream just slipped off as i applied it and made him scream with agony. The only thing that sorted it for me was a tip from a US baby care book - use corn flour gently dabbed on with cotton wool. Really soothed and dried it up, totally healed in a couple of days

PoppyWearer Fri 03-May-13 22:34:40

Yep, Metanium is the stuff.

A friend swears by epiderm but have never tried it.

quietlysuggests Fri 03-May-13 22:34:12

change the nappy very very frequently.
If you usually leave the nighttime nappy all night, set an alarm and waken up and change it.
During the day if you change it every 4 hours, then change it every hour.
If you do this even for 2 days it makes the world of difference.

nilbyname Fri 03-May-13 22:34:01

Metanium cream is amazing for sore bottoms.

You only need a very thin layer, and then I put generic nappy barrier cream on top of that.

Lots of naked bottom time.

SecrectFarleysNibbler Fri 03-May-13 22:31:39

Metonium and nappy off time

zzzzz Fri 03-May-13 01:42:54

Cotton wool and water to wipe.

Sudocrem made all 5 of mine rash.

Olive oil/aqueous cream/ Vaseline to sooth.

No nappy times and longer baths.

No baby powder.

Think about cloth nappies if it goes on a couple of mine were sensitive to the chemicals in disposables.

Sunshinewithshowers Fri 03-May-13 01:42:09

I try to pat the skin dry really carefully, rather than wipe or rub to dry, to avoid dragging the skin.
I use warm water & cotton wool pads. Hope he feels better soon op x

Doitnicelyplease Fri 03-May-13 01:28:14

My DD2 got a really sore bum around 6/8 weeks, the only thing that cleared it up was lots of air, we brought some disposable incontinence mats from the pharmacy and would lie her on them (changing them when dirty).

For nappy on time we used an extra strength rash cream called zincofax - also only use water and cotton pads - my tips are keep water in a squeezy bottle next to their change mat so all you need to do is squirt it on the pads - also buy the extra large make-up cotton wool pads they do now.

NothingsLeft Thu 02-May-13 16:12:03

Metanium is amazing stuff smile

NotSoNervous Thu 02-May-13 11:11:52

Metanium worked wonders for DD

spiderbabymum Thu 02-May-13 11:10:34

METANIUM always worked for us

TwentyTinyToes Thu 02-May-13 11:04:44

Cotton wool and water, plenty of air time and another vote for the weleda nappy cream.

tootiredtothinkofanickname Thu 02-May-13 08:38:47

Plain water to clean his bum and metanium (the yellow one) or weleda nappy cream (pricey but a little goes a long way). Can you cuddle him on your lap with his bum wrapped in a cotton towel rather than with a nappy on? Or even better, with a naked bum but the towel on your legs to avoid getting wee all over you?

LedaOfSparta Thu 02-May-13 07:32:57

I've always found Tea Tree happy cream from the heath food shop amazing at clearing up any rashes and I tend to use Calendula cream for every day to sooth any little sore patches.

I do agree with the suggestions above about checking it's not thrush too as the Dr can prescribe an anti fungal.

iamnowawhaticallmother Thu 02-May-13 07:32:55

Thank you all - will follow your advice. I tend to rush the nappy back on as he has a back of peeing and pooing all over me / the changing mat and what he's wearing. So I will try more air time. I will also use water and flannel as opposed to wipes and i will try some of your cream recommendations.
thank you

MadameOvary Thu 02-May-13 07:30:16

If you can get hold of some Lucas Papaw ointment that might help. Its very soothing.

DoodleAlley Thu 02-May-13 07:27:11

I second lansinoh, it's amazing

bonzo77 Thu 02-May-13 07:24:06

Nappy off time and metanium when he needs a nappy on. I find metanium will clear redness in less than 24 hours. You need to use it very very thinly though. And it stains big time.

NulliusInBlurba Thu 02-May-13 07:06:48

If you are BF at all, the best thing you can put on a sore bum is breast milk, followed by air drying. We actually used a hair dryer (which the DDs totally loved) to ensure that the bum was completely dry before the nappy went back on. However, I would be more wary of using a hairdryer with a boy, because they can pee higher and there is a technical risk of them peeing into the hairdryer! We avoided any kind of cream because they just made any soreness worse.

Use plain water and flannels for cleaning him.

Give him air time every day.

Try metanium cream.

coffeewineandchocolate Thu 02-May-13 07:01:41

bepanthan or metanium are good (the latter strains like a bitch tho). I found the best thing was air and lanisoh nipple cream grin

BasicallySFB Thu 02-May-13 06:56:16

Plain zinc and castor oil for a few days. Plain water an cotton wool to wash bottom with. Nothing in bath. Check with GP for thrush if still sore in 3 days or if gets worse.

DS tried every cream under the sun - allergic to Metanium and Sudocreme...

when ds had nappy rash the hv recommended bepanthen cream rather than sudocrem which I had been using. it cleared up quickly. Also do you think he is constipated and that could be the cause?

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