When Eddie was a baby we rarely had to deal with diaper rash.
In fact, he only got it when he was teething which was how we knew he was teething. And the rash was hardly bad enough to need any thing on it, but we did put cream on it…whatever little sample thing we had from all the gift baskets. We never needed anything more than that. Fast-forward to Charlie’s infant-hood. I have never seen butt rash that bad in my entire life.
My little guy, who cries over almost no pain, would immediately start crying when he needed his diaper changed because he knew how badly it was going to hurt. Again, the culprit was teething. However, where Eddie’s teeth came in a spaced out time frame, Charlie’s came in large numbers all at once (he is currently 16 months old and has had ALL of his teeth minus the 2-year molars since he was 13 months old). More teeth at one time equaled 100 times worse diaper rash.At one point I called the nurse because his rash was actually bleeding and he was in so much pain.
She advised me to use a warm washcloth (not wipes) to clean him up after a messy diaper and then to let it “air dry” since moisture in the diaper makes the rash worse. So I bravely went where I never went with Eddie: A Loose Nude Baby in my House. I’d be lying if I said there were no accidents, but he crawled around letting his biscuits air dry. The nurse told me once dry, to apply Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. If that didn’t help, they would call in a prescription.
Most of the time the Butt Paste worked.
There was only one time that his rash was SO bad we needed a prescription. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste was recommended to me when I was pregnant with Eddie, but truthfully we hardly needed anything with him. With Charlie, I put some on my registry and got it. And we used it all up.
It’s pricey, but if it’s what will cure my baby’s owie tushy, I’ll gladly pay it. I was lucky enough to have the chance to meet George Boudreaux at BlogHer last week. I was weirdly excited to meet the man behind the product that helped my little guy out, and of course my first question was “why in the world with the butt paste?” Wouldn’t you know it, it was the 70′s and George Boudreaux was a father and a pharmacist. Back then you needed to have a prescription to get something that really worked and since the stuff on the shelves back then was garbage, George worked hard to make something he could use with his own kids. Eventually he found something that worked really well and he would share with his customers. One day someone came in and said, “Gimme some of that butt paste,” and that’s been the name ever since. Meeting George was inspiring to me for a couple reasons. One because even though it’s funny to talk about butts, I really was crying over how horribly painful Charlie’s was, and to find something that cleared it up so well was a great feeling. Meeting the man who created that product? Well, it just felt nice to be able to thank him.Secondly George is a straight up great guy and family man. I could tell he was in this business to help people.
He also told me that when they were trying to get the product off the ground, his son (also a pharmacist) told him he thought he could and should do it.
The next day, his son passed away.
Sticking with the product was sort of a tribute to his son as well.
That is amazing to me. When I was getting ready to leave, he shook my hand and took a picture with me, but truthfully I sort of wanted to hug him and show him pictures of Charlie.
It was that great to meet him. We are definitely a Butt Paste family, so we are super jazzed to use the new products (including the maximum strength Butt Paste that is 40% zinc oxide. Those two-year molars don’t stand a chance of giving Charlie a painful booty because we are going to KICK SOME RASH!
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