How to Reduce Diaper Rashes

Butt PasteThis post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, the effective diaper rash cream that treats and prevents diaper rash with every change. Let’s kick some rash!

I have two kids in diapers now. Which means wet sheets, blowouts, leak throughs, at least ten changes a day, and a constant stream of UPS diaper deliveries.

Fun times.

But the thing I hate most, is when I change a diaper and see the tell-tale ‘Butt-Burn’; bright red skin that causes your little one to scream when you wipe their bottom.

Raise your hand if you feel the Mom guilt when that happens.

{Holla!}

When it does happen (not if…when), you want to clear it up…and fast. After almost three years of diapers in this house, there are only a few products that I find work well. Some are natural, and some are not. Some work with cloth diapers, and some do not. One diaper rash brand to consider is Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. Not only does the name shoot straight, so does the actual product.

My pediatrician told me about it a couple years ago, and I liked the range of the product line. You can pick up the Original (16% zinc oxide), the All Natural or the super duper Butt Paste (with 40% zinc oxide) so the ‘bottom line’ is that there is something for everyone.  You can get a tub of it, or a less messier version with a cap top that you can flip open with one hand. You can find it on Diapers.com and you can see that it gets great ratings too.

Butt PasteRemember to throw a tube in your diaper bag in case you discover a diaper rash when traveling, or to treat an existing rash when you are out and about. Always wash your hands after an application, and it is best to have a tube of diaper rash cream for each child to minimize contamination between kids.

However, while it is great to find a product that kicks diaper rash, it’s better if you minimize the amount of diaper rash you have to kick. If you find that your child gets frequent diaper rashes, here are six ideas to reduce the rash repetitiveness:

  • Change diaper brands. Not all diaper brands work for every child. If you see some irritation, try another brand.
  • Change the size. If a diaper is too small, it can reduce airflow making a wet diaper sit on the skin, which can cause irritation. So size up to see if that helps.
  • Change diapers often. Leaving a wet diaper on a baby can cause irritation so make sure diapers are dry most of the time by changing the diaper every couple of hours.
  • Change rash cream brands. Frankly, you may need to try a different cream. Every child is different, including those in your own family, so don’t assume that what works for your daughter will work for your son, or what works for your baby will work for your toddler.
  • Use a stronger diaper rash cream. Fussing around with creams that don’t work just prolongs the misery for both the baby and you. So pick up stronger cream with a higher zinc oxide percentage to see if that will take care of the rash.
  • Visit the doctor. Sometimes it isn’t diaper rash. So if nothing is working, check in with your doctor to see if it may be something else.

Diaper rashes are an inevitable parenting issue for most of us Moms and Dads. However, having the right products on hand like Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, can go a long way in minimizing occurrences or minimizing the length of time of a rash.

I’d love to hear your tips and trick for handling diaper rash, so leave a comment below! To say thanks, one of you will win a great Baby prize pack with an assortment of gift cards to Walmart, Babies ‘R Us, and Target ($150 value)! Then head over to the Boudreaux’s Facebook Page to share stories and tips about your parenting chronicles with diaper rash! They’d love to hear from you!

Contest has ended. Congrats to Samyra!

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Comments

  1. Ashley Hedley says:

    We have lucked out with only one diaper rash with our 9 month old but found that the butt paste worked better AND faster than the prescription the doctor gave us!

  2. I think it’s so important to take care of a diaper rash quickly. The faster it’s treated, the faster it goes away, the longer, the worse it gets! What works for me is a good soaking bath to get everthing clean, LOTS of diaper ointment, frequent changes after that, and only using alcohol free wipes. If you don’t use wipes that specifically say “alcohol free”, it only makes the rash burn more and brings more tears! That’s what we do. I’ll have to give Beaudreaux’s a try. It’s good to hear of an ointment that sounds like it works quickly and doesn’t sting!

  3. Livivua Chandler says:

    I use a little chamomile then a oatmeal soak from aveeno. If i do not see it clearing up in a day or so. We change to cloth diapers instead of disposable.

  4. Ugh, hate diaper rash – totally guilt inducing. My toddler has been pretty clear for awhile but with #2 due in a couple weeks, we’ll be fighting the diaper rash battles again soon!

  5. I always felt so guilty if my kids ever got diaper rash like it was completely my fault. It’s more common in the hot summer months too.

    My oldest never got it but we were so fanatical about changing her diaper. And we got made fun of for fanning her butt dry with a fan. True confession!

    My middle got a terrible diaper rash the only time she was on antibiotics for an ear infection. Flying with a cold sucked the infection to her ears. I would caution for extra diaper creme when your baby is an antibiotics as it wipes out the good bacteria in their digestive track making diaper rash more prevalent.

  6. As for my third baby, he was the third and we barely changed his diaper. I think boys also are less prone to diaper rash or at least he seemed immune.

  7. Mami2jcn says:

    Use unscented wipes and expose baby’s bottom to the air by allowing them time to play without their diaper on.

  8. i’m due in november, so nothing yet, but i’ve heard great things about BBP and natural coconut oil! thanks for the chance!

  9. I always use vaseline or any rash cream to protect from humidity, and rash.

  10. Maleigha says:

    Always get them the diaper free time. Airing out works wonders and boys especially love it!

  11. Adrienne gordon says:

    We runners use it as well, works great!

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    We found that using unscented wipes helps a bit. While teething my kids seem to have worse outbreaks. At those times, we use Buttpaste and love the results.

  13. Shannon Baas says:

    change diapers frequently and allow air a little bit.

  14. Sherry Compton says:

    I have two grown children and hadn’t heard of this until a few years ago. Now, I buy it often for shower gifts. I’m told it works great.

  15. Kathleen says:

    Soak in the bathtub with oatmeal added. Seemed to help and soothe it for my daughter when she was little

  16. This stuff is amazing!

  17. I used baby wipes and baby powder when my son had diaper rash

  18. Dr. Rajka says:

    Love the butt paste!

    I would add to make sure there is not a secondary bacterial or fungal infection which may require antibacterial or anitifungal creams. Sometimes even oral therapy.

    Another trick I use is to make a paste of 1:1 aquphor:maloox (yes the liquid antacid). Put it in a clean container something disposable and use several times a day.

    A last thought for the rashes that jus won’t go away that aren’t fungal or bacterial is to consider food reactions. Berries and tomatoes are high on the list for toddlers. In one case our son was given spicy curries by a care provider that led to a rash that wouldn’t go away… Until I alerted the care provider that it could be food. It mysteriously cleared after I said this 🙂

    I no longer have any in diapers so don’t enter my name.

  19. My tip is to avoid using perfumed products like scented wipes or diapers.

  20. Stephanie says:

    i been lucky my daughter has only had diaper rash once. but butt paste work for her

  21. Katie Contests says:

    Well, my mother changed my diaper 14 x per day (anytime there was any “activity” in the diaper). Even so, I had chronic diaper rash because I was so sensitive and delicate! As soon as I turned pink, she relied on zinc oxide ointment and corn starch baby powder to both treat and prevent diaper rash.

  22. Misses Giveaways says:

    Thank you for the tips on keeping diaper rashes to a minimum. I feel so awful whenever my sons gets a rash.

  23. David Hodge says:

    well, we’ve always used A&D Ointment, but since I’ve heard of this stuff I think we should try it.

  24. Oh yes. Good article on diaper rash. My baby loves the butt paste. I keep het butt clean and dry to minimize the rash. A little connstarch helps also

  25. I’m expecting my first and I have so much to learn. I know regardless of how hard I try, there will be things (like diaper rash) that show I’m not perfect!

  26. Mary Agloro says:

    My youngest grandbaby was born last month so this will definitely come in handy!

  27. Christine Young says:

    I save my large size spice shakers like the ones garlic salt and season salt comes in.Once they are clean and dry I fill with “corn starch” I also keep a old fashion hand fan in my diaper bag” like the one grandma used in church” I make sure to dry my baby’s bottom well after wiping with every diaper change. followed by a healthy dose of corn starch and that seems to work very.

  28. Switching to cloth is also another method to try to get rid of diaper rash and keep it away.

  29. Jessie C. says:

    I use water instead of wipes to clean, also soak the bottom in shallow water mixed baking soda.

  30. Alyshia F. says:

    I love buttpaste my sons both have had horrible diaper rashez due to antibiotics, it got so bad that they would bleed. If it gets that bad use baby wash clothes with gentle baby soap it eats at the acid without rubbing hard. I learned that from our nurses.This paste is the best without prescription. Thanks for the review this is my one and only diaper ointment.
    Alyshia

  31. Alyshia F. says:

    I love buttpaste my sons both have had horrible diaper rashe due to antibiotics, it got so bad that they would bleed. If it gets that bad use baby wash clothes with gentle baby soap it eats at the acid without rubbing hard. I learned that from our nurses.This paste is the best without prescription. Thanks for the review this is my one and only diaper ointment.
    I put all my info in first one sorry.

  32. Natalie U says:

    We used Desitin in the past and change the baby regularly

  33. Laura Jacobson says:

    Whenever Carter starts to get a diaper rash we let him soak in the tub! Always helps some in addition to the Butt Paste! We also have found that if it starts to get just a little red…we put it on right away. We do not wait until it gets to a full diaper rash. we try to jump on it very early!

  34. Ashley T. says:

    Use unscented wipes and products.

  35. katie mitchell says:

    My cousin is pregnant and I will be telling her about butt paste

  36. Laura L. says:

    We have been pretty lucky on the diaper rash front. I’ve found that using unscented wipes, only on number two diapers, seems to help. Also, of course, using Bourdreaux Butt Paste at the first sign of problems helps prevent larger issues.

  37. I used to wipe my son with a wash cloth and water. That seemed to work for his sensative skin.

  38. STEVE STONE says:

    we just try to keep clean and dry. it gets hard though.

  39. Janet W. says:

    My grandson gets diaper rash so easily. I have to constantly keep him changed during the day so the wetness or poo doesn’t sit on his skin for more than a few minutes. When he does have a rash, I just put diaper rash cream on his skin to help soothe the area. I still haven’t found a cream I like and I’ve never tried this brand before. Would love to see how he does with it!

  40. Tari Lawson says:

    One of the best ways to take care of diaper rash is to let the baby’s bottom air. Clean the area then allow the child to go diaperless of a while. Then apply an ointment and rediaper.

  41. amy marantino says:

    butt paste has been a big help here

  42. I honestly use Butt Paste on a regular basis & it work at once, I’ve never even been tempted to try anything else!

  43. I tried to let my kids go without diapers to ” air out ” from timetotime.

  44. Our daughter got diaper rash once and it was awful. I felt so bad. From then on we changed diapers so frequently it almost broke us, but no more diaper rash!

  45. Dawn Sollitto says:

    I have used Butt Paste the only few days that my son had rash and it worked. I would change often to prevent it and put on Vaseline when he was very young (the hospital recommended that). He did get a bad rash with a certain brand of wipes so I awitched. I let his butt air dry often before putting on a diaper.

  46. To prevent it we’ve used vaseline or baby powder as a barrier but the butt creams work best in my opinion! Triple paste and butt paste are my favorites! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  47. Jennifer says:

    I let my son air out after bath time for as long as possible, keep diapers changed and use a great cream!

  48. april yedinak says:

    Diaper rash can be so horrible! I agree that if you don’t see improvement after 24 hours of treatment that you should take your baby to the pediatrician. Sometimes it can be a yeast infection and a prescription will be required. However, for your regular case of diaper rash, Butt Paste has been my favorite product.

  49. I am a pediatric nurse and we recommend Butt Paste for the bad diaper rashes. It definitely is one of the best products out there. What a great contest!

  50. katherine d says:

    destin is my savior for diaper rash – works every time

  51. We have a newborn and so far, no diaper rash. I heard about your products from a pharmacist who highly recommeded them. I hope my little one does not get diaper rash, but if he does, I will reach for the Butt Paste!

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  52. I’ve learned the butt paste works so much better than destine on my twin’s!

  53. Amanda Hoffman says:

    when my son gets a diaper rash i give him a bath and put diaper rash cream on it. then when its time to change his diaper just keep putting diaper rash cream on it til it goes away. my son gets droll rashes as well so i also sometimes have to put diaper cream on his cheeks.

  54. We haven’t had any diaper rash yet but it’s only been 3 months

  55. Cynthia C says:

    I had to switch to disposable diapers from cloth for my first baby because of diaper rash.

  56. selvedina muhic says:

    i give my daughter a bath and sprinkle some baking soda in it and let her play and sit in the water to clean the area out,but thank god just two rashes so far,and makes u feel so guilty for sure,ugh!!

  57. Carmen Q. says:

    When my daughter was a baby, she had diaper rash and I just dealt with it by making sure she was nice and dry, using non-talcum powder, and butt paste

  58. My first is due in a few weeks so I don’t have any mom experience yet, but I’ve only heard good things about this stuff!

  59. My sis in law uses Arbonne baby products on her baby and she loves them!

  60. Holly B says:

    I find that using very few products and natural products for those I do use on my baby make a huge difference.

  61. shirley fin says:

    i have used boudreux and it works great.

  62. Brooke A says:

    The super duper butt paste was a lifesaver when my little one got a diaper rash at the beach! Sand and diapers don’t mix very well, but the butt paste took care of it amazingly fast! Great giveaway!

  63. patricia skinner says:

    My children are grown but I have a grandchild on the way. I always kept my children dry using baby powder.

  64. We’ve had our share of UGLY diaper rashes. A wet washcloth (with a pan of water nearby) works best to avouid rubbing which is painful to baby. Butt paste is the best.

  65. Great giveaway!

  66. tam childers says:

    Diaper rash is horrible for bub. Once I notice it I bath the bub straight away and let him be in the nud for as long as possible before lasthering in cream and putting a diaper back on. I would also change the diaper more frequently then usual and lather the cream as often as.

  67. crystle tellerday says:

    my little cousin is in diapers

  68. Suzanne K says:

    never thought about going up a size in diapers!

  69. Danielle T says:

    i found that pampers wipes are the only brand that dont cause more irritation, but BBP works wonders!

  70. Denise B. says:

    I used A+D Ointment on all four of my children for diaper rash.

  71. Kim Heilig says:

    Vaseline and clothe diapers! Sensitive wipes work great too.

  72. I always use unscented wipes, and plain cornstarch. The oldies are the goodies!

  73. My friend is expecting. I would love to win this for her. I have used butt paste while babysitting, and all the moms rave about it.

  74. Abby Kraynick says:

    I use Aveeno natural products & unscented wipes. This help cut down on diaper rash, ALOT.

  75. Christine says:

    the more the baby can be exposed to fresh air, the less diaper rash problem

  76. Sarah Hirsch says:

    Wow, great giveaway! it would really help us out 🙂

  77. Linda G. says:

    I was lucky, my little one only got diaper rash once

  78. TRACY SIMMS says:

    This butt paste is good stuff for me and my sons 🙂 thanks for this review and giveaway!

  79. Debra F says:

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway – I’d love to win

  80. Kelly D says:

    My tip & trick is to make sure the diaper rash cream contains zinc oxide. It would clear up even the worst rash for my children within hours.

  81. Tiffany Winner says:

    we use cloth diapers and dont have many rashes but we use the natural version of BBP when needed and it works

  82. Terri Betz says:

    My first baby had bad diaper rash with cloth diapers! 🙁 We switched to a detergent just for babies from Always and used flour that was burned in a frying pan on her rash! It worked well! As an adult she still uses unavenged detergent on her clothes!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Terri B. Oregon State, USA

  83. V. Mayer says:

    My kids are practically grown, but I did use A&D ointment, and I don’t remember them getting diaper rash-

  84. Sarah Davis says:

    For me what helps my son is using a moisturizing cleanser on a towel rather than store bought wipes, then using butt paste. We like the nonrinse cleanser from happy future.

  85. Lauren U says:

    My first baby is due in Sept, so I haven’t dealt with diaper rash yet. But I’d love to have the product on hand for when I do.

  86. Marcia Goss says:

    My kids are older now, but I remember dealing with diaper rash with both of them. I tried to change wet diapers frequently. I tried to let them go without a diaper for a while and that seemed to help.

  87. I think prevention is really key- a quick diaper change especially after a dirty diaper goes a long way.

  88. Crystal F says:

    Letting them go without a diaper was our best bet for treating diaper rash. I just layed them on a blanket bare bottom as much as possible when they had a rash. thank you!

  89. I pat baby dry after using wipes — helps prevent yeast diaper rash

  90. Katherine Streetman says:

    My son was born premature and thankfully he never had any issues with diaper rash. But I did keep the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste close at hand and always add it to my baby shower gifts:)

  91. Janna Johnson says:

    warm wash cloths at bedtime
    Thanks for a great contest!

  92. Being on our third baby, we are very familiar with the plagues of diaper rash. Our pediatrician recommended Boudreaux’s a few years ago with our first baby, and needless to say, that’s what we have stuck with ever since (why fix it if it isn’t broken?). Here’s to banishing away the diaper rash blues!!!

  93. We’re just trying to get pregant, so I don’t know how to reduce diaper rash. I’ll know soon enough though 🙂

  94. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I find that putting diaper rash cream on and airing out the tush for a little while helps.

  95. Teresha F says:

    I recommend daily naked booty time and aloe vera gel to prevent diaper rash. If a rash occurs, use a rash cream like the butt paste

  96. We found that butt paste works very well (baby #3 is 18 months old). The best tip I have is to change the diaper regularaly to prevent rashes.

  97. Mary Dailey says:

    The butt paste works!

  98. I tried really hard to keep my baby dry and desitin was a staple at my house

  99. Nikki M says:

    I just keep up on diaper changes when my little has diaper rash, also use baby powder and give Luke warm baths to sooth!

  100. Katie R says:

    Let the area air out. Lay the baby on a towel and remove the diaper. Don’t apply any diaper cream and allow the rash to dry out. Repeat often.

  101. We’ve been lucky with no diaper rash this time around, but the butt paste definitely worked on our last little one.

  102. I don’t have kids yet, but my sister in law says that giving babies lots of diaper free time helps.

  103. I have some friends who had to go through a lot of diapers to find one that didn’t irritate their baby. My mom inlaw says she had to just do cloth diapers for my sister in-law because none of the brands available at the time worked for her.

  104. adrienne says:

    luckily, we haven’t dealt with diaper rash so far (5 month old son). I’d like to give the butt paste a try though if my baby does get it!

  105. shae johnson says:

    My daughter rarely has rashes, but when she does this butt paste is the only stuff we use! I’ve learned that the brand of diapers really does make a difference, too– You get what you pay for.

  106. Lauren knott says:

    I would love to win this! So would my baby’s butt! 🙂

  107. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I can really use this product. I’ve heard some good things about it !!

  108. Alycia M says:

    I love Boudreaux’s. We use their “natural” version when we need to. I use unscented wipes and make sure he’s nice and dry before putting the next diaper on.

  109. Doris R. says:

    Thanks for giveaway! We have 2 kids in diapers, so it would be a blessing to win the prize!

  110. Mariam T. says:

    Man, Butt paste is awesome! I tried it on my grandson and was amazed.

  111. Linda R. says:

    OMG! I so want to win it for my child. Thanks a bunch!

  112. Wade Risner says:

    Count me in! My son can use it for sure!

  113. Francois A. says:

    I want to enter the drawing! God bless you.

  114. Helen Stockwell says:

    This comes in very handy with my nephews, both still in diapers.

  115. I had heard of this but only recently tried it. I saw a change in the diaper area in the first 24 hours. plus no more crying at the time of diaper changes!

  116. Denise M says:

    we definitely use butt paste but we always make sure we change frequently, have frequent sitz baths when she is really suffering and go diaperless when possible

  117. ky2here says:

    this takes me back because I am old. I remember feeling like a failure because the baby had diaper rash. I’m so glad new products and information are available for new parents these days.

  118. We tried every cheap diaper rash cream and nothing worked until we tried Butt Paste. Butt Paste and Triple Paste are more expensive but clear the rash right up. Well worth the money.

  119. Molly Bussler says:

    My baby has only had diaper rash once, of course he’s only 3 months old. My best tip is to let your baby air out…atleast twice a day, let him lay without a diaper, use a wet wash cloth when changing and only apply a light coat of A&D Ointment or Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.

  120. Sarah S says:

    Love, love, love this stuff! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  121. Kyl Neusch says:

    keep dry and use baby powder

  122. Keep him in fresh diapers & always use some baby powder with cornstarch in it…no rashes yet at all & he is 19 months old.

  123. We love Butt Paste here! MY oldest had the worst rash that was ongoing forever till we tried this, i now use it on my new baby boy too! ONE of the things i found that helped his rash was alchohol free wipes!

  124. tamatha hunter says:

    those gift cards would really come in handy, thanks for the giveaway

  125. Brandy Nelson says:

    I absolutely love Boudreaux’s! Thanks so much for the chance and for all of your hard work!

  126. Aimee Fontenot says:

    My sister has 2 babies in diapers, so she’s no stranger to diaper rash. Boudreaux’s is the only thing she uses when things get bad.

  127. Boudreaux Butt Paste is the only thing I will use for a diaper rash for my twins. Would love to win!

  128. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is awesome

  129. maryanne @ mama smiles says:

    Any diaper rash cream with zinc oxide is my tip – and to use cloth diapers!

  130. Julia Magnusson @ It's Not Like a Cat says:

    We love the Butt Paste. In fact, my husband (without my knowing it) put it on our baby registry and we got a one-pound tub of it at our baby shower! He just liked the name, but we found out it was great stuff. Plus it smells nice…unusual, but nice.

  131. Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama says:

    We love the all natural butt paste. We use it every day.

  132. Martha F. says:

    We use cloth diapers a majority of the time which seems to help. We’ve also used Boudreaux’s Ointment at night as a preventative measure. Would love to win this prize – who would have thought the chance to win butt paste would be so exciting?!? 😉

  133. elizabeth p says:

    We use unscented wipes and keep the diaper changed.

  134. Vanessa Coker says:

    My tip would be to allow diaper-free time as much as possible. 15 min in the morning + another 15 min in the afternoon and baby gets half an hour of time for their bum to breathe every day! It does the skin some real wonders!!! (for itty bitty babies, just lay a thick towel or a couple towels on the floor and let them do their tummy time/play time there) :o) (S)

  135. Rebecca T. says:

    I agree with the changing diapers often tip. I change my little guy’s diaper a lot it seems, but he has never had a really bad diaper rash. We have Boudreaux’s Natural Butt Paste for if he gets a little red

  136. Susan F says:

    My sister’s first baby is due in September. I am going to buy some for her.

  137. Heather Zeh says:

    I am a diaper changing nazi so don’t have to worry about diaper rash too often but will remember this when i do

  138. Deirdre says:

    With my son we simply can’t leave him in a wet or soiled diaper for more than 5 minutes after he’s finished eliminating, because his skin is so sensitive. I have found that the balms also don’t work for his skin, so he needs creams (especially those made with zinc).

  139. I never used diaper wipes on my kids. I was fortunate enough to have a large bathroom counter, so I changed them there. I used a wet washcloth to clean their bottom and then let their skin dry before putting the new diaper on. The kids rarely ever had diaper rash.

  140. My youngest has always had horrible diaper rash. I have to use diaper cream at every change in order to keep the area from getting irritated.

  141. When my kids had diaper rash I’d let them run around diaperless to let the air soothe their skin!

  142. Since my little one gets a rash easily – I now always use diaper rash cream when changing him – no matter what – and it has helped quite bit. I don’t wait for him to get a rash to apply it.

  143. dani marie says:

    no diaper rash experience but i have loved reading all the ideas!

  144. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Pressurized air hose drying the backside

  145. Robyn Galloway says:

    Letting my little one spend some time with a bare bottom to air it out, always makes his diaper rashes clear up faster! and I also love the butt paste!

  146. Brooke R. says:

    I like the unscented wipes…they seem to help. Also, just making sure baby stays as dry as they can.

  147. Katherine J says:

    My son didn’t get diaper rash too often when he was a baby. We used baby powder all the time. For my next baby I plan to use cloth diapers which help keep diaper rash away!

  148. Laura Case says:

    Destin is a MIRACLE worker!

  149. When my kids were little, they really would get diaper rash easily… we all have pretty sensitive skin. Sometimes the only thing to clear it up was to go outside in the backyard and run around sans diaper. The sun does wonders for healing.

  150. I would like to try these products, have had no experience with the Butt Paste at all. I wonder if it would also help adults who may get a heat rash under the arms or on their legs, etc. That would be interesting to find out also.

  151. I use paste for treatment and a soak in a warm bath. I also use sensitive wipes and baby powder to help prevent rashes everyday.

  152. I hate it when the little one gets a diaper rash. It makes me feel like a bad mommy 🙁

  153. Giant Sis says:

    I never thought about diapers being too small causing diaper rash! Thanks for the heads up!

  154. Debbie C says:

    Boudreaux’s products are great for adults too. Try the Paste on terribly dry feet/heels. It works wonders.

  155. Thank you for the giveaway. I hate when my kids get diaper rash, but when you find a product that works, stick with it!

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  156. Wendy Pesce says:

    I was pretty lucky with my kids and diaper rashes. Best thing to do is change frequently, use rash cream at the first sign of a rash, and occasionally let them “air out” Play on a blanket without a diaper for a bit.

  157. I have never tried this brand, but have seen it at Target! My middle guy seemed to have the most sensitive little bum in our family. It required a lot of Triple Paste, Aveeno baths, and watching his fruit intake…..hard on the lover of grapes and raisins! Thanks for the chance!

  158. My daughter had diaper rash if her diaper stayed on her wet for more than five minutes, I use cream and tried to change her on a tight schedule!

  159. Kathy P says:

    I just found out about Boudreaux’s. I have one who has had a problem with diaper rash since he was born. He is 2yrs old now. Every time he has a loose bowel movement his butt and privates get raw and, almost blood red. I’ve tried almost every cream on the market, but nothing seems to help. The best thing I’ve found that works is to keep him dry and, use corn starch. It takes the fire out and, helps to dry the raw patches. About a month ago he had hand foot and mouth. A friend recommended Boudreaux’s. She said it would work much better than the hydrocortizone the doctor said to use. She was right! It also does a great job on the diaper rash. I am so glad she told me about Boudreaux’s.

    I am so glad I found this blog letting everyone know about this wonderful product.

  160. With my twins we battled diaper rash often. We tried various things, but generally having naked baby time helped the most. So far with our 3 month old we have been lucky with no diaper rash.

  161. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is the only thing we use! It does wonders!

  162. April V. says:

    I have yet to encounter diaper rash so sadly I have no tips and tricks. I have, however, been reading all the lovely suggestions by other commenters as well as your original suggestions. All this info is now stored away should I need it in the future!! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

  163. Alicia Keen says:

    lotion lotion lotion!

  164. Ellie W says:

    My grandson got a terrible rash from antibiotics he was taking. To change his diaper was very painful for him. We used warm baby wipes and lots of ointment to create a wetness barrier.

  165. Cindy H. says:

    so glad to see a plug for Boudreaux’s butt paste; discovered this product about 5 years ago and it has come in handy for my grandchildren who inherited extremely sensitive skin; this product also works on bites (mosquito, etc.) and also little scratches or boo-boos that kids get; we can’t do without this stuff for the whole family

  166. Molly W. says:

    We have really lucked out and had very little diaper rash with our 6 month old but the few times he got it we let him do a lot of “naked” baby time. And we also applied butt paste and baby powder with diaper changes. (s)

  167. IM A NEW PARENT AND ONLY HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF KNOWING THAT THIS BUTT PASTE WORKS ON MY SON PERFECTLY. THATS ALL I KNOW…. NUFF SAID.

  168. i always used desitin but would like to try this out for the next round! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  169. Nadine L says:

    One thing my grandmother told me was to let baby run around for 15 minutes or so bare bottomed at least once a day. The natural air will help prevent diaper rash. Not sure if that is why, but my daughter had diaper rash only once. (S)

  170. Alycia M says:

    Love their butt paste – we use their natural version and it cleans everything right up! 😀

  171. Shawna O says:

    I’ve been very fortunate with my 2 little guys as they have never had a bad case of diaper rash. I keep their skin clean and dry and change their diapers often. If needed, I apply Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® as it is the Best stuff ever! Thanks you so much for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

  172. Alecia H. says:

    My best friend is having a baby (mine are school age) so I would love to win this for her. This is the best diaper rash ointment out there. I will definitely by buying her some if I don’t win

  173. Brittney House says:

    I’m a first time mom and my son is getting alot of diaper rashes so I think i will try this!

  174. Zinc Oxide is awesome to help with diaper rashes, but the big thing is to get them out of dirty diapers asap! (S)

  175. s riches says:

    It has been a while since I changed a diaper but my sister will be changing them very soon. I will tell her about this article.

  176. Jennifer M says:

    A nice long soaking bath helps us.

  177. micheal dale grim says:

    we learned after our first child toswitch to cloth diapers to reduce rashes!!we also tryed and used paste,it worked very well

  178. Melissa B. says:

    Every baby seems to get diaper rash at least once. It’s best to have Boudreaux’s Butt Paste on hand before the child is even born!

  179. Angela Neynaber says:

    I love this Butt Paste! I agree that diaper rash is inevitable. In between diaper changes I try to let my daughter “air out”. I really think that this helps clear the rash a lot sooner.

  180. Adrienne Bireley says:

    I’ve tried all sorts of diaper rash creams over the years. I have never tried Bourdeaux but have been hearing lots of good things about the coconut oil and such. I’m excited to try it.

  181. Leslie S. says:

    I always found that the airing out method worked the best.I have used this paste and it works for more than just diaper rash.Thanks!

  182. Melissa Oliveira says:

    Baby on the way would love free stuff! I have heard great things about the butt paste!

  183. Eileen Burke says:

    The only tip I have is to nip it in the bud before it becomes an out of control rash. When my kids were newborns I proactively applied a protective cream to keep diaper rash at bay.

  184. Melinda W. says:

    It’s especially important to remember that not all diapers work for the same baby, even if they’re twins!

  185. jennifer horn says:

    I always made sure my daughters bottom was dry, change them often, and I stayed away from perfumed items.

  186. Susan Smith says:

    I have found that using unscented wipes, changing my baby’s diapers often, letting them run around without diapers for a time and using a good diaper rash cream when they got diaper rash has all helped to control diaper rash.

  187. Valeen N says:

    We switched diaper brands for my daughter and that stopped her diaper rash.

  188. Katharina says:

    This looks like such an amazing product… and the testimonials speak so highly of it! I wish I’d known about it before my daughter was potty trained and still wearing diapers. Lots of family members will benefit when I tell them about it, though. 🙂
    Katharina

  189. We’ve been making do with baby powder. Probably not the best solution!

  190. shaunie says:

    tip- If you are breastfeeding you can take breast milk and gently rub on the affected area

  191. Mandi Martin says:

    i wound up having to use a prescription strength diaper rash cream on my daughter for MONTHS! brutal…

  192. Erica C. says:

    We just make sure to change diapers often and use sensitive wipes.

  193. Toby Kernan says:

    Some baby powder and ointment, and letting them roam free whenever possible does wonders. Air that stuff out!

  194. I hope I win!

  195. Keep baby’s butt clean, dry, use powder and/or rash ointment.

  196. Emily C. says:

    This is the only stuff that works for my son. Thank goodness my sister bought me some!!

  197. Michelle S says:

    Thankfully we haven’t had many diaper rashes–only when we went to WI in the wintertime, which is weird. Thanks for the giveaway. I really like using this product.

  198. Harriett Daniel says:

    Sensitive wipes and let “it” air out.

  199. r hicks says:

    we use talcum powder to help preventthem and use ointments when it happens

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  200. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    We have desitin on hand in case our baby gets red. If he starts to look irritated, I skip the baby wipes and use wet paper towels to wipe.

  201. Teresa Thompson says:

    My granddaughter has super sentitive skin in the diaper area and we havent tried this.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  202. Justin Henry says:

    We always used Desitin and baby powder to reduce rashes

  203. Angela C says:

    One thing we always did was to be sure to change their diapers frequently and used lots of paste!!!

  204. Robert Pyszk says:

    Awesome contest! May the luckiest person win 😀

    Robert P

  205. Inez Cegelis says:

    Great tips in this article thanks so much

  206. I don’t have children, but my niece has a problem with diaper rash on both of hers. I will send her a link to this post.

  207. we absolutly love Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, the best ever product,the only product which worked for us

  208. Christine Sarkauskas says:

    I have been lucky and my son has not had diaper rash too much. I make sure to use wipes that don’t have perfume in them, and also be sure he is completely dry ( no moisture from the wipes) before putting on thew new diaper

  209. Krystal says:

    I do several things…I air out for about a minute between changes. I use cloth diapers and cloth wipes (no chemicals to irritate the skin). I also use only water with my cloth wipes (again no chemicals that could be irritating). Also, when I wipe, I try to be very gentle because I know my daughter’s skin is very sensitive and prone to irritation.

  210. One Crazy Momma says:

    Diaper rash always seemed to get worse for all of my kids in the summer. Thank God for Boudreaux Butt Paste

  211. Denise Donaldson says:

    I used cornstarch when my daughter had diaper rash

  212. I’d love to give this a try.

  213. My tip is to catch a dirty diaper as quickly as possible, to prevent it in the first place. But if diaper rash does happen, I use boudreaux’s all the time, it really helps.

  214. Annalisa D. says:

    Thanks for the post, it was really helpful since I’m a first-time mom!

  215. I have a 3 week old and a 12 month old, and it’s amazing how fast you forget newborn issues such as the first diaper rash. I also forgot that my dd’s entire body peeled during the first few weeks. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E

  216. Keep baby clean and out of diaper as much as possible. Lots of ointment when in diaper and change often

  217. I don’t have a kid yet, so I haven’t been through this!

  218. Use unscented wipes 🙂

  219. I am a big fan of Aquaphor for diaper rash.

  220. One of the best tips is to let your baby or toddler to air out and be without a diaper for a while. Baby powder has helped me a lot with a couple of really bright and achy rashes when diaper rash cream actually stings and make it worse.

  221. I also felt like a awful mom when my kids got diaper rashes…I learned after to keep them dry
    thanks

  222. tracey byram says:

    I’ve used this product on my grandchildren and wish it had been available when my children were babies.

  223. Sarah Austin says:

    We always do well with keeping baby on the dry side. All of our kids did pretty well with disposables, and a basic zinc oxide cream.

  224. always try to keep baby as dry & clean as you can to help prevent this problem and cornstarch can possibly help after diapering to keep him drier

  225. Sherry Conrad says:

    My middle had horrible diaper rash- so bad she bled and we tried everything, prescription and not. An old timey country doctor/friend of the family said to use plain cornstarch with every change and we never had a problem again.

  226. I may have been just lucky, but neither of my children ever really had diaper rash. I used cloth diapers, with disposables only available for very occasional use when away from home. I washed them using borax along with a good detergent and an extra rinse, which may have contributed to my good fortune. I never had to try anything for their skin, since the problem didn’t arise.

  227. I had 3 babies in 3 years ( 2 of which have severe food allergies) this caused for some horrible diaper rashes. Butt paste is great with a sprinkle of cornstarch to help seal it. Also it is very important to change and clean the diapers frequently and air dry them whenever it is possible.

  228. i have a new niece or nephew coming in january and will be laying into a supply of this product for when i get to babysit!

  229. Ken Turner says:

    The product worked great on the youngest, no worries ever! Also, my dad has tried it on feet for helping out with some of his foot problems.

  230. Candy Merry says:

    My Daughter has had a few but i try to keep her as dry and clean as possible and i dont use generic diapers! This looks like it really works great though!!

  231. Buttpaste has always been our go to for diaper rash!

  232. Lynde F. says:

    I rarely have a problem with diaper rash, but once in awhile, especially in the Summer it will come out of nowhere. I always let my little one run around nakie for awhile(praying for no mishaps). Then a product with zinc oxide is a MUST!! It seems to really speed up the healing process-which is great, because I want my baby to be happy & healthy ALWAYS!

  233. the only time i’ve really had to deal with diaper rash was when my daughter drank too much apple juice, i changed her diaper frequently and put butt paste on her everytime and the next day it was gone 🙂

  234. Melanie Montgomery says:

    We use this! It’s a staple for every mom in Louisiana.

  235. Jeanette H. says:

    Thanks for the great advice! Really useful!

  236. It has been a while but we used Aquafor

  237. Jessica Hays says:

    I would love to win this for my next baby. My first baby didn’t get diaper rash very often but when she did it was bad.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Jessica Hays

  238. We use the sensitive wipes and use baby powder every time we change her. It really seems to help keep it at bay. If she does get a bit, the butt paste works really well.

  239. Butt Paste was always my secret for diaper rash. I put it on at every change, just in case. A school teacher where I worked gave it to me when I was expecting. She said I would swear by it, and I did.

  240. Kristi D says:

    I’ve been fortunate enough, so far, that my 7 month old hasn’t had a diaper rash. I use cloth wipes and change him by the sink so i can use water. so far so good!

  241. Caitlin McClure says:

    I’m pregnant with my first. He’s due in September and these tips are very helpful! Thank you!

  242. Marianna says:

    We’ve been making do with other products and rarely have a diaper rash (thank you cloth diapers), but I’ve always wanted to try this brand!

  243. In the past I have used buttpaste and it works well, I have also used baking soda and a little water, that seems to help.

  244. Heather S says:

    Johnsons had a baby oil gel w/vitamin e and aloe it is great for diaper rash, or just general cuts and bumps. I love it!

  245. Sherrie says:

    Using unscented wipes works for me. I’m really diligent about checking for irritants (Like alcohol)

  246. Tanya White says:

    I put on a thin layer of butt paste and keep the area clean and dry as best as I can that has always worked for me.

  247. Amy DeLong says:

    I use dr browns diaper rash cream,always put just a little even when she does not need it

  248. Ciara B. says:

    i always put baby powder on my son at night to prevent diaper rash

  249. kathy pease says:

    I always used desitin which seemed to work very well..my mother always swore by cornstarch when i was a baby

  250. Kim T. @kimworld says:

    My little guy had super sensitive skin so we always had a little naked time as we changed a diaper.

  251. Ambre W. says:

    I think the trick is to keep the skin as dry as possible.

  252. Love Boudreaux’s Butt Paste…my mom was so excited to buy it off my baby registry! Perfect for my son’t diaper rashes! I totally hear you on the mommy guilt…

  253. susan smoaks says:

    diaper rashes are hard to get rid of and i would love try this cream

  254. James Coyne says:

    I know someone who is having a baby and this would be a great help for her

  255. michelle colon says:

    My littlest one gets diaper rash the most its all those fat rolls! At the first sign of redness I put some rash cream on it and it’s gone by the end of the day! My husband refuses to do it, so I always have too!

  256. Trisha McKee says:

    Diaper rash is the worst! Fortunately, my daughter never had it for long, but the short times she did have it- I felt so bad! It is important to know ways to avoid it and ways to eliminate it quickly and safely.

  257. Sarah Y says:

    I think people forget to make sure the baby’s bottom is dry before you put diaper cream on. That has always worked in the past to keep my children as rash free as possible.

  258. sarah woods says:

    Diaper rash within the oatmeal bath fllowed by the creme/powder with corn starch basees.

  259. Aquaphor worked great on my son. My daughter is 5 years old and she’ll get a rash whenever she rides her bike for a long time. It seems like any diaper rash cream works for her.

  260. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… we keep the area clean & dry, apply a Zinc oxide-based ointment when needed.

  261. heather c says:

    We had no-diaper time daily. Really aired out the booty!

  262. shirley zolenski says:

    The best thing that has worked for me is using corn starch instead of baby powder

  263. Jessica A says:

    I always use gently clean and use baby powder.

  264. Never had to deal with diaper rash.
    Thanks for the contest.

  265. Susan Marina Brown Lane says:

    Two of mine are done with diaper rash. My daughter still has night time accident with some occasional irritation. Zinc oxide is awesome. =)

  266. We are fortunate that we have no diaper rash thus fa r(thank you CD and homemade wipe solution!

  267. Marla T says:

    I’m 6 1/2 months pregnant with my first baby. I am always on the lookout for recommendations from other moms on baby products. Thanks for sharing tips about diaper rashes!

  268. Rebecca says:

    dry diaper & butt paste = happy baby + happy mom = absolutely wonderful!

  269. Debbie Clauer says:

    Hope this product is really as good as you say.

  270. Marcia Goss says:

    My kids are grown, but they both had bouts of diaper rash. I tried to change wet diapers often, and used Desitin ointment.

  271. Harmony B says:

    Clean & dry as much a possible. When there is daiper rash an oatmeal bath works well

  272. Sarah Davis says:

    My tip is to use pampers swaddlers so I know to change him as soon as I see a blue line. Sarah at realtorsd.com

  273. I always let baby air out after a change, and then either put on cream or powder them up with baby powder!

  274. Anne Lehnick says:

    We use cloth diapers so we can’t usually use a zinc oxide based diaper cream, but on occasion, if we have a really bad rash, we use disposable diapers and always use Boudreaux’s. It’s awesome stuff!

  275. I have worked in several daycares and Butt Paste is by far the most effective product I have seen for diaper rash prevention and treatment. I always recommend it to parents!

  276. I have no idea how my wife dealt with diaper rash, but she must have done it right, cuz our kids rarely had it!

  277. Kathleen Conner says:

    I have found it helpful to add a little baking soda to enough water to cover the area, it’s very soothing.

  278. Michelle Spayde says:

    We’ve always used Baking soda baths, and diaper cream.

  279. Sharon Braswell says:

    I’ve never tried or heard of Boudreaux.Guess I’ve missed out! Caldesene powder is the best I’ve ever tried. Works fast too!
    Thank You!

  280. My daughter gets diaper rash a lot….I find that it helps to let her walk around the house naked to air everything out. I should try boudreaux’s.

  281. John Billiris says:

    We used zinc cream frequently, which means that Boudreaux’s Butt Paste would great, because of its high zinc content

  282. I let my daughter keep her diaper off as much as possible and use cream if needed.

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