who ever thought the skin of a baby would be cause for such great concern?
little daxton who does not even possess much skin, has had more skin issues in his short 4 months than will has had his entire life. (i leave myself out of the comparison because i have had my fair share.)
we've gone to the dr. multiple times for cradle cap and baby acne while we found ourselves at another appointment yesterday for an unknown rash on the thigh, calf, and scalp as well as some chafing in the diaper area. the dr. went through a gamut of products and basically deterred me from using everything we are currently using to try this new regimen. he says that it does not appear to be the cloth diapers vs. the disposable seventh gens rubbing, but that we just need some diaper cream on the area for protection. i cannot bring myself to use the suggested a+d diaper ointment and will continue using the burt's bees diaper ointment instead. if that does not continue to improve i also purchased california baby diaper cream which has more zinc in it.
he asked that we get eucerin, or some other "non baby lotion" for the thigh area, which i purchased. i also picked up mustela stelatopia cream for eczema-prone skin, since that is what they keep saying that we're probably looking at down the line. i feel like we have a full arsenal of products and don't want to put his baby skin into shock with so many new products, so we are trying them out slowly to see if anything will clear up these issues. he does not seem itchy or uncomfortable, so hopefully we can get this cleared up and he will be back to smooth non-irritated skin shortly.
the dr. said to keep him dry to help with the chafing. we were changing him about every three hours (during the day) and he never sits in a poopie pant for more than 5 minutes. i have started changing him every two hours now, but even yesterday he soaked a diaper and sprung a leak in 1 hour and 52 minutes. should we wake him up at night to change him? anyone have a solution for the chaffing except diaper cream and going bigger on the diaper?