GG had been suffering from chronic diaper rash b/c as a breastfed baby she poops more regularly than formula fed babies and her stool is often times loose and watery, leaving her with an irritated bum.
After continued use of the best over-the counter creams, Desitin and Balmex, the abrasive and active ingredient in those cream, zinc oxide, started to make her develop little sores.
*sigh* I switched to A& D formula, a petroleum based ointment, which did the trick and also reminded me of petroleum jelly which has preexisted Desitin and all the fancy diaper formulas.
The jelly forms a protective barrier that protects her bottom during prolonged periods of diaper wear like during outings and at night. Since I began rubbing it on her bottom after every diaper change, she has yet to develop a rash!!
Yay! problem solved…for now.
in other GG News, she has been a hit this week so far out and about…
Sunday, at her first Super Bowl Party, she was the darling of the party with all the families and their kids oohing and awwing over her. :D.
Monday, at traffic court (I had to appeal a traffic ticket), everyone was cooing at her and straining their necks to get a peek at my bundle of joy. I forget all the attention you get when you have a newborn as I felt all eyes on me and GG as we walked the halls of the courthouse…or they coulda been thinking…geesh, she couldn’t get a sitter for court! haha! 🙂
Anyway, her whirlwhind week of outings included Today, Tuesday, when she accompanied to my OB/GyN for my 6 week postpartum appointment and then to Starbucks, the post office and finally to the Dentist getting compliments and friendly smiles all over.
She shocked and amazed my dentist and his staff for sleeping thru my entire appointment. i wish I could have slept thru that drilling!!! I got a big old cavity filled. aye aye! my teeth still hurt and i cannot eat solids 3 hours later!!!
*sigh* well that is one way to make sure tomorrow’s weight loss check in will show lower numbers!!! haha!! I think I’ll make a big old pot of soup or better yet seafood gumbo (yum) for dinner tonight! When life deals you lemons….Over 9 million people have enjoyed Bellyitch's Award-winning Celeb "bumpwatch" pregnancy and parenting blog. Trying to Conceive? Download our FREE Fertility 100 ebook. Hunting for Top Maternity or Kids Brands? Our Bellyitch 100 is the free resource for you. Baby Shower Shopping? Check out out Top Picks on Amazon or our Gift Guides.