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SleepFreeZone Thu 27-Apr-17 20:00:39

He has caught me off guard today with lots and lots of splatty poos. We are on holiday and have been out and busy - the poos also don't bloody smell!

This afternoon his bum looked sore after I found a poo that had been left too long. Changed him and put on lots of nappy cream. Have gone to do his nappy for bed and there's another poo which has made the already sore bum horrendously sore.

I've bathed it and tried to give him some air. I've put yellow cream on it as that was the best cream I found with DS2. Anything else I can do before bed/tomorrow?

SleepFreeZone Thu 27-Apr-17 20:02:02

Metanium is the yellow cream I've put on.

shitwithsugaron Thu 27-Apr-17 20:05:23

This is DD when she's teething. We have to avoid certain food such as tomato, pineapple because I think the acid makes her wee stronger and therefore it stings, poor thing.

Metanium by the bucketload or bepanthan, either is good. Bath with no bubbles etc. Dry bum before cream goes on I find sometimes helps. Expect an unsettled night, it must be awful to have such a sore bum.

ijustwannadance Thu 27-Apr-17 20:06:07

Are they disposable nappies? If so putting loads of bum cream on can stop the nappies absorbing very well so wee will stay on skin making rash worse.

Use a very thin layer.

Oogie Thu 27-Apr-17 20:08:12

I used Camomile Tea. Sounds weird but worked really well for my DC's. I used to put the tea bags in a bath and remove them just before the kids went in.
You can also make up a small bowl of the tea, leave it to cool and then just dab it on when changing.
I hope it settles down soon x

SleepFreeZone Thu 27-Apr-17 20:08:25

Yes disposable nappies and I did think about the wee thing. I've brought him downstairs to have some nappy free time in the kitchen to try and get some air to it. I feel so awful although he is fine in himself so that's one good thing.

Patsy99 Thu 27-Apr-17 20:09:19

Have you got any hydrocortisone cream? I'd put a thin layer on.

Can't use it regularly in the nappy area but it's what my GP prescribed for bad nappy rash.

firsttimemum15 Thu 27-Apr-17 20:11:20

Bathe with warm water in he bath. Dry well after each change and lots of bum cream the same thing has happened here a few times it will get better.

You are doing all the right things

SleepFreeZone Thu 27-Apr-17 20:11:35

I think I have at home yes. We are on our way home tomorrow so I can see what it looks like then.

nannybeach Thu 27-Apr-17 20:12:42

nanny free and metanium ditch the disposables.

nannybeach Thu 27-Apr-17 20:13:11

Sorry "Nappy" free!!!

ispymincepie Thu 27-Apr-17 20:14:10

My advice? No nappy tonight. He can sleep on a couple of towels.

Laiste Thu 27-Apr-17 20:15:31

Make a small bowl of cooled boiled water with a big heaped teaspoon of bi-carb stirred into it.

Wipe/dab his bottom with this using cotton wool and let it air dry. Pat on bepanthan and then a layer of sudocream over that.

Use only the bi-carb water with clean cotton wool for cleaning and air dry the skin each time plus the cream for the next couple of days.

Laiste Thu 27-Apr-17 20:16:09

And yes, as much nappy free time as you can.

SleepFreeZone Thu 27-Apr-17 20:16:44

No bicarb in the holiday cottage ☹️

MadeForThis Thu 27-Apr-17 20:17:56

My DD had this recently and the nurse gave us canestan cream. Use twice a day as well as bepanthan for daytime nappies. Use metanium mixed with sudo cream for night time nappies.

AgathaMystery Thu 27-Apr-17 20:31:02

Keep going with thin layers of the metanium.i know it's terrifying to put him to sleep sans nappy but it's the best thing if you haven't got a cloth nappy with you. I agree pop him on towels. He will be okay. X

lorelairoryemily Thu 27-Apr-17 21:01:37

Orabase mixed with Vaseline, it's a magic cure for nappy rash!! It's what they use in hospitals here to treat it, mix 1 part orabase to 3 parts Vaseline and apply all over the nappy area

ambereeree Thu 27-Apr-17 22:29:18

Olive oil normally sorts out my DD and then no nappy overnight

Dogsmom Thu 27-Apr-17 22:39:21

I did a product test for the Water Wipes and they were great at minimising nappy rash, I usually use Huggies Pure wipes thinking they must be pretty neutral with a name like that but whenever dd2 did a runny poo that caused red skin on her bum the wipes must've been irritating it, at times it got so bad her skin broke and took a good week to clear up despite using prescribed rash cream.
The water wipes are about 4x the price so I still use the Huggies for the majority of poos but if she gets the runs for any reason I clean her up with the water wipes and haven't had a bout of bad nappy rash since.

NoLotteryWinYet Thu 27-Apr-17 22:44:38

Another one saying no nappy at night really helped - advice from the NHS website.

Crumbs1 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:45:21

If the rash is in creases of groin then might be fungal. Canestan would help. If not in groin then metanium with nappy off.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 27-Apr-17 22:45:53

I have no idea who discovered this,allergies allowing, but it worked wonders for my DCs' really red and sore bums, egg white applied to the area after cleansing and nappy change.

You can use the yolks to make mayonnaise grin

If your child's allergic to eggs it's a no go, obviously.

Helloitsme88 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:54:11

Egg white believer over here. As a barrier. My friend whisks hers before applying to the area. I was nervous at first. But after horrific rashes that tool weeks to clear, this was a much needed help

SleepFreeZone Sat 29-Apr-17 11:14:12

Just to update, we got back yesterday, I've been trying to give him as much nappy free time as I can. He pooed over his foot and on the kitchen floor this morning and then proceeded to lick his fingers after he'd put it in the poo envy. So nappy free time has its problems 😜

It looks dry now but still some blistered areas that are trying to heal. I'm going out today to get more yellow cream and I might try that egg white trick later (got to buy eggs first!). He seems pretty happy in himself so I don't think it's causing him pain.

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