March 18, 2013

New Mom Moments



Let's talk about being a first-time mom. You.Are.Clueless. Sure, you have 9 months to prepare, you read the books, you go to the classes, you are given all the {unsolicited} advice you could ever {not} want. Then, there you are, leaving the hospital with this brand new baby and you're like "OMG don't we get a pamphlet? Don't we need some sort of license?" And off you go.  Feeling clueless as ever.

The first few weeks are all about finding out what works, and it's all about survival.  In the anticipation of doing it all over again I thought it'd be fun to relive some of my "this worked for us" new mom moments.  Although reliving it is making me kind of nervous all over again. Something that we found, that worked for us, was that Kendall slept in her swing for like 3-4 months. She was in our room, she slept through the night, it was glorious. Who cares that we spent a pretty penny on her beautiful crib, if she slept we didn't dare change it.  We moved her to her room around 4 months and I remember that first night vividly.  Jimmy was freaking out, "Go get her!  I miss her!  I want her in here with us!" and here's Kendall "zzzzzzzzzzzzzz..." all night in her crib.  

The one thing I loved about our parenting style with Kendall was that we were never inflexible.  If Kendall wanted to eat every 2 hours instead of 3, fine.  If she wanted to nap in the morning, afternoon, and evening, that was ok with us.  It just wasn't worth it, for us, to try to be so rigid that we drove ourselves nuts.  Again, it's all about survival and that worked, for us. Then there's all the products.  Five million types of bottles, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, butt cream, you name it.  Baby stuff is serious, yo.  Again, we had to find what worked for us via trial and error.  Holy canoli.  I think we received every brand of every baby item possible.  Some things that worked for a lot of people didn't work for us or Kendall.  
One product that we loved?  Boudreaux's Butt Paste.  It was not oily like some of the others, the odor wasn't strong {heck, it was barely noticeable}, and it went on really easy.  I can honestly say that when we'd use it, her rash was gone by the next diaper change.   What was your go-to rash treatment?  Did you have any product you hated that others loved?

Something else I love about Boudreaux's is their sense of humor.  I mean, they don't sugar-coat their product with some fancy, schmancy name.  Butt Paste, that says it all.  In fact, this little "commercial" is quite comical.

  Not only are they clever and have a great product, but they'd like to offer up a $100 Visa gift card to a lucky reader!  Holler!

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155 comments:

  1. Awesome little giveaway!! I tweeted!!

    https://twitter.com/hcth2011/status/313664552120238080

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  2. We always used Desitin because it's all I knew about! Thankfully, it worked well for us! :)

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  3. Great giveaway!! We haven't had to use any diaper rash cream yet, but I will definitely give this a try when the time comes!

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  4. Triple Paste is my go-to for diaper rashes. It worked when nothing else would.

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  5. That stuff is made in small-town Indiana! Gotta love that! But, my kids hardly ever get rashes (thankfully) and when they do, some air-time does the trick. If we can't "air out", I usually use desitin. I am not sure why we went with desitin, must have been a recommendation or gift, but it worked.

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  6. We use cloth diapers the majority of the time and only have a problem with rashes when we use too many disposables- we usually use Dr. Smith's cream and it works great!

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  7. I used it on my munchkin too. It rotated between Desitin and Butt Paste.

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  8. I'm going to be a first time mom and I've heard good things about the Butt Paste. I'm definitely going to keep in on hand.

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  9. Let your baby's diaper area air dry when possible, and use barrier creams. We used Desitin when our boys were younger.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/313754024035880962

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I used baby powder and changed diapers often to prevent skin irritation

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  12. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/313772529175105537

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. We used the butt paste for a little rashes but for serious or stubborn rashes (usually due to antibiotics) we used bag balm.

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  14. I never did try it, tried so many others. I guess I should have.

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  15. Looking forward to using this on my new grandson.

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  16. I used butt paste with my daughter and have it waiting for my second!

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  17. Used it on my boys. Loved it!

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  18. My sister loves the butt paste!! Love what you said about how you were open and always flexible for her and her needs. You and Jimmy are good parents... so excited for Baby Dew #2 :)

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  19. i used this paste and loved it!
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  20. i tweeted!

    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  21. My tips are to change your child's diaper often and let them run around without a diaper every now and them.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  22. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/315244047713333249

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  23. In addition to change diapers more often, we used chamomile cream to help.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  24. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/315676841996328960

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  25. I would use seventh generation diapers, change frequently and use a cream
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  26. The zine oxide ointment worked well for my boys.

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  27. I change diapers often
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  28. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/316680721089576961
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  29. I use diaper rash cream and add some baby powder to keep it in place when the diaper is on.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  30. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/316697681705705472

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  31. twitted this today, 27/03
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  32. change diaper often and GLOP the cream on so it doesn't get rawer and starts to heal
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  33. I will give the product a try.

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  34. Being sure to change diapers often, keep the skin clean, and using a skin protectant, works well.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  35. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/316980223327494145
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  36. First, I try to prevent diaper rash from happening by changing the diapers often and cleaning and drying well. If he gets diaper rash, I use ointment immediately.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/317014063404179458
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. My best diaper rash tip is to use a good diaper rash cream that works for your baby and change diapers frequently.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  39. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/317019538610872322
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  40. Long ago when my kids were babies I used zinc oxide.

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  41. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/317269920184406016

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  42. This has been our go to cream since our son {who is now 2} was just a baby :] Love it!

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  43. I hear cloth diapering helps keep away diaper rash!

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  44. I always use powder to help keep baby dry

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  45. First sign of diaper rash I use Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and air dry. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!! corrysue@yahoo.com

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  46. keep baby's butt clean and dry (don't let them sit too long in a wet diaper)
    stigay at comcast.net

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  47. bathe your baby on a regular basis.

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  48. When my son has too much fruit he gets bad diaper rash. A bath and butt paste always does the trick

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  49. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/317638595777286145

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  50. I use Triple Paste. It works better than anything else I've tried.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  51. THIS STUFF REALLY DOES KICK BUTT BETTER THAN ANYTHING I'VE YET TO COME ACROSS! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  52. 2ND ENTRY TWEET! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/318221398789201921

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  53. Spread a very thin layer of vaseline on the butt and put the diaper on, a little bit later it will already look a lot better. Clears it up great!

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  54. My best tip is to change your baby as soon as possible after a soiled diaper.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  55. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/318758758186631168

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  56. our little guy is 4 months, and no diaper rash yet, so we haven't had to do anything :)

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  57. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/318798496348110850

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  58. My mom swears I never had diaper rash. She used cloth diapers, baby powdet, and did frequent changes.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/318872332603105281
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Run your kids through the car wash

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  61. I'm a HUGE fan of Butt Paste, along with some fresh air.

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  62. My Grandma always told me to let the babies "air out" for at least 15 minutes after a diaper change at least once a day. She said a bare bottom getting air on it was the best prevention there was. I don't know if it was because I followed her advice (she had 17 kids, so I tended to trust what she said,lol) but my daughter never had a diaper rash, ever

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  63. I tweeted https://twitter.com/2BeFitBy50/status/318939939783970816

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  64. Keep the diaper dry and loose and not real tight. I like Aquaphor ointment the best.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  65. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/318962517877608448
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  66. our son has never gotten a diaper rash either (knock of wood) but whenver his tush looks a lil pink I always slap on some Boudreaux's and it wards away any looming rash!
    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  67. We haven't had rashes either, I believe it's because of our organic cloth diapers (or I hope so).

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  68. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/channynn/status/319284080250331138

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  69. a&d ointment, and plenty of air!

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  70. tweet https://twitter.com/sj423/status/319293434592632834

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  71. We have never tried this paste but it sounds like it really works. We have always tried to keep the area dry and if there is a problem we would let them run around without a diaper as much as possible to get air on it.

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  72. The butt paste works well for diaper rash. We avoided diaper rash by using barrier creams to prevent it before it starts.
    Ross Olson
    rcolson@charter.net

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  73. My go to rash treatment is to bathe their bottom in colloidal oatmeal. Then I let them go without a diaper as long as possible.

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  74. I tweeted about this giveaway. The tweet url is: https://twitter.com/VestaJMason/status/319920902353612801.

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  75. We have a 2 year old & he has thankfully never had a rash, we change his diapers as soon as needed, always apply cornstarch baby powder & when anything looked pinker than usual we used Desitin & also powder to prevent a rash.

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  76. Oh hi, did you read my mind? ;) I can totally relate to all of this! And you better believe I have Butt Paste on our registry!!!!

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  77. I loves me some butt paste! No literally, we use it all the time. It works fast!

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  78. Hey there are two kinds of people: people who giggle over the name, and people who have had to use this or similar products on a baby's butt.

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  79. Boudreaux's Butt Paste is my go-to treatment. It works for my kids especially if I keep the area clean and dry, and change often for them. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  80. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/320424082803937281

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  81. Change diapers as needed and use zinc oxide ointment!

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  82. Tweet: https://twitter.com/katiecontests/status/320500660837679104

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  83. We use a barrier cream (Vaseline) and use oatmeal baths when they have diaper rash flare ups

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  84. Second Entry

    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/320782796488581121

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  85. I always used baby power and diaper cream.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  86. we used baby powder jtwark@mail.com

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  87. twee t https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/321289593217503232

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  88. I always tried frequent changes and using Desitin.

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  89. Change diaper often to keep area clean and dry.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  90. My tip is to change they diapers often.
    austma7@aol.com

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  91. My tip is frequent diaper changes and airing the area out as much as possible.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  92. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/321431615547011073
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  93. its been a long time since i had a baby but keeping them changed regularly and diaper rash ointment helps

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  94. i tweeted;

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/321474830794899456

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. butt paste is AWESOME I swear by it too

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  96. I like Vaseline for a diaper rash, and lots of diaper changes!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  97. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/321797072128966656

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  98. My son had chronic diaper rash which disappeared when I started using cloth diapers.Also changing a baby often helps prevent rash.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  99. When my boys were little I used Desitin. But for my grandsons we use Boudreax's and it works great.

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  100. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/322428821842309120

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  101. Luckily I havent had to battle diaper rash with either of my boys, but at any side of redness I rely on anti-monkey butt baby powder and the redness is gone by the next diaper change

    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  102. https://twitter.com/MomOF2Boysz/status/322520502419742720

    Nathansmommy619(At)Aol(Dot)com

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  103. We didn't have much rash issues, I always used good diapers, and baby powder. When we did rash it was usually just the store brand. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  104. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/322527924437798913 sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  105. Give your little one time without a diaper. Staying in a diaper all day is a sure way to end up with a rash. onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  106. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/322537207242039296 onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  107. Keep them as dry as possible while in diapers and let that butt air dry when you can.

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  108. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/322729810235387904

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  109. My mom told me that she used regular old petroleum jelly on me when I was a baby in the 70s! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  110. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/322744552186339328
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  111. I use lots of ointment
    honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  112. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com
    https://mobile.twitter.com/jhoneypie411/status/322812540629417985

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  113. I don't recall anything not working that others raved about, I like boudreaux.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  114. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/322831112483250176

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  115. frequent diaper changes and olive oil

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  116. https://twitter.com/rsmc1/status/322868843062099968

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  117. Boudreaux's was always my go to diaper rash cream! Or oatmeal baths when things got really rough!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  118. Tweet; https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/323254441555935232

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  119. I would leave a diaper off for a few minutes after changing to let their bottoms air out.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  120. I'm not a parent so never had the need to go out and find a rash treatment. :) However, if the need ever arises I would definitely try out Brodreaux's.

    herlittleway at gmail dot com

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  121. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/herlittleway/status/323455457010262016

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  122. Air it out and make sure their diaper is clean.

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  123. We used cloth diapers, changed very frequently and used Desitin ointment as a preventive treatment.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  124. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/323532067218538497

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  125. i really should get this and try it, we use A&D now, but i am open to change
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  126. Unfortunately, my twelve month old has spent most of her little life on meds. Sadly, no matter how many probiotics and yogurts we give her, no matter how often we change her, and no matter how much sweet naked toushy time we get in, her little bottom is always affected. When this happens, olive oil or coconut oil are my first and favorite go tos! However, for really stubborn rashes, equal parts lotrimin, hydrocortisone, and zinc oxide applied liberally and covered heavily with cornstarch seem to take care of them. Arbonne also has a fabulous ointment that we use daily.
    rose dot jennylee at yahoo dot com

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  127. I've never had kids or even done baby sitting. I've just heard that naked is good for airing out.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  128. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/323688624782725120

    slehan at juno dot com

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  129. No special tips, just lots and lots of diaper cream applied frequently!

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  130. https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/323785490354540544

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  131. I used Desitin when my girls were small. I don't remember seeing Butt Paste but I'm sure I would have liked it. How could you not with a name like that. lol thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  132. We change diapers often and use natural products.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. Be sure the skin is completely dry before the new diaper goes on.

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  134. My tweet

    https://twitter.com/sparkedcat/status/323811633933725698

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  135. A warm bath with no soap, air dry the bottom and butt paste (we lived by this stuff with our daughter when she was in diapers)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  136. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/323890201015500800

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  137. Make sure they're dry before putting on another diaper.

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  138. I had daily outside time. Baby was nekkid and I wasn't. Perfect air and perfect sun for keeping rashes away.

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  139. Tweet - https://twitter.com/ilovetoclap/status/323948575778275329

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  140. I've luckily never had to deal with it! I've always just kept my son's butt very clean and changed him frequently! 7 months old and not one inch of diaper rash :)

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. Tweet: https://twitter.com/ashmo90/status/323962612368941057

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Butt Paste is great!!! Works wonders

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  143. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/369667066715840512

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  144. Butt paste is the ONLY thing I ever use on diaper rashes! I discovered it when my now 5 yr old was a baby–I now have a newborn son and only use Butt paste on him as well :)


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  145. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/372509706511597569

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  146. I used to use Desitin on my kids. It worked sometimes but it was pretty messy. I had to go to a prescription cream for my oldest because he got severe rashes.

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  147. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/372806678531424257

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