Brandie’s Homemade Miracle Cure for Diaper Rash!
Having my first baby was the most amazing thing I had ever done in my life. I was in heaven, he was perfect! And then we went home. He would not nurse, he was crying nonstop and it seemed nothing could be done. Along with being colicky he developed horrible diaper rash. It would get so bad that his poor bum would bleed. I tried Desitin and A&D ointment and Boudreaux Butt Paste and even milk of magnesia. Nothing seemed to work. I went to my pediatrician and she suggested mixing the Desitin, A&D ointment and milk of magnesia together to see what would happen. It was a miracle! I slathered it on as thick as I could and by the next diaper change I could see major improvement.
The key to mixing these three things is getting the right Desitin. The one in the purple tube has the highest amount of zinc oxide and that is what you want. Just the normal tube of A&D works great and I always get the Philips brand of milk of magnesia, be sure it is not flavored. If you are not familiar with milk of magnesia it is an antacid and laxative. When it is used on the skin it takes the acidity out of the diaper rash. Use a small container that you are not planning on using for something else and squeeze both tubes of ointment into it. Mixing the milk of magnesia can be a little tricky. Only about 2 tablespoons will mix into it. Add the milk of magnesia and stir slowly until the mixture is smooth.
When using this miracle paste, as I like to call it, always put it on a dry bum. Letting the baby’s bum air dry also helps with rash. Sunshine is also great. Another tip I have learned is not using wipes. Even brands that claim not to have alcohol in them usually still do. Warm wet paper towels work great.
I hope that this concoction works wonders for your baby’s tush!