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January 29th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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I love the Target brand Up&Up. I try to buy as much as I can that brand, it's almost 1/2 cheaper than name brand a lot, and the quality is right up there, in my opinion. We have used their wipes since day 1. We use the sensitive kind. I use their formula, razors for myself, pretty much anything! But we have always used Pampers diapers.

So, I thought I'd give the target diapers another try. I had used them once, and didn't think I liked them, but they may have just been too big. They do run a tad larger than Pampers. So I bought a medium sized box. Loved them. Loved the price.

So I bought the biggest box (96). And now she seriously has the worst diaper rash ever. It began about a week ago. I have a prescription for it that is not doing a darn thing. Nothing I've tried works. So I think she may be allergic to target diapers. Is that even possible? We bought a box of Pampers tonight. I guess I'll do the process of elimination, but if the rash isn't gone in a couple days, we'll have to return to the dr. It's raised red bumps, and just generally red. And she cries during changes. I've started using a warm wet rag instead of wipes when its rashy, and even that doesn't help. She's fine as soon as I get the new diaper on her. I change her every 2 hours, plus as needed, so I know I'm not letting her sit wet too long.

Any other suggestions? It's not up her back, or down her legs, or on her privates. Just her crack and cheeks.
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January 30th, 2013, 06:20 AM
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Jacob got really bad diaper rash when he was about 2 months old. His dr told me the best stuff on the market is boudreaux's butt paste, so I bought the extra strength boudreaux's butt paste and the rash was gone in 2 days. that stuff is seriously a miracle worker. So I would definitely try some of that. I've never heard of babies being allergic to diapers but anything is possible. I would definitely try to change her really often which you are probably already doing. I hope it clears up soon. it is so painful for these little guys and so hard on mommies.
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January 30th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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I know, it just hurts my heart when she yells and cries in pain when I'm changing her. I put her in Pampers last night for bed, and mixed some desetin creamy with aquaphor, and this morning, it's 110% better! I'm so glad. Poor baby butt.
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January 30th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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So glad it's doing better. I have heard great things about aquaphor also.
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January 30th, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Hooray for a happier butt!
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January 30th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Yes, the Aquaphor is now a favorite of mine...thank goodness. Ryan's sister recommended it to us, and boy was she right! The redness is almost all gone, there are only a few bumps remaining but they have gone from bright angry red to just pinkish. Yay!
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