Over the course of the day James developed the worst case of diaper rash I have ever seen. It prompted me to phone the on-call nurse and the suggestions were very practical - let him run around without a diaper on for the better part of the day (I am sure daycare would love that suggestion), change his diaper once an hour and twice while he is sleeping (really), and refrain from using wipes when changing his diaper (in fact, she suggested just holding him under the tap/faucet). I know James is not an exceptional kid and that he is as rambunctious as any one year old. These suggestions are really almost impossible. I allowed about 45 minutes of racing around in the house in the buff but then got too paranoid; he moves around way too much.
I am up for any suggestions, but they have to be realistic. Please don't bother telling me to do compresses or make my own salve. I am more likely to perform a ritualistic, bedside dance to summon the gods of smooth skin.
In the meantime, look how cute:
Like he's been walking for his entire life...and starting to grasp the concept of a snack trap, thankfully.