Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ouch!

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.

Poor fella...

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.

4 comments:

Kelsea said...

What a cutie patootie. I remember Lucy rockin' that tiny Decemberists shirt once or twice...

Emily Hardin said...

kiernan has really bad rashes all the time. my pediatrician recommended Aquaphor. It is a skin ointment you can find in sectin with other hand lotions. really thick, but works wonders for sensitive skin and diaper rashes. Good Luck!

Emily Hardin

kate said...

Are they sure it is not a yeast infection. Tucker had one at about that age- fiery red. I think they prescribed lotrimin which is probably over the counter now.

The Gimlet Eye said...

Poor guy! Aveno bath? Works for every other skin ailment. He is such a multi-tasker now!