Since my last post I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to figure how to get rid of my lil’ Lainey’s diaper rash. It has been over a month and I have been to the doctor numerous times and tried numerous medicated creams. Some worked a bit, and others didn’t do a thing. After much research/ visits to the doctor, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is a yeast rash due to her teething. She has 4 teeth that just won’t come through!!
So I thought I would share my personal experience with my LO and her yeast diaper rash. If I would have known what I know now about what I’ve researched I could have helped her through a lot of discomfort. What I found out online from other Mom’s was that with a yeast type rash applying zinc type ointment, baby powder (cornstarch or talc), disposable diapers, disposable wipes can all make the rash worse (which it did) Here I thought of all things zinc would make it better!. So finally I just used the medicated ointment I got from the doctor and it helped soothe the rash to where it was almost gone. The instructions say to use it up to a week, but it was so bad that I had to use it more. The poor girl was scratching at her diaper all the time because it hurt.
What made it more uneasy for me was the cream that I made that worked on other regular diaper rashes wasn’t cutting it for this type of rash. I felt so bad that I couldn’t help my baby girl. So I went back online and did more research on different oils and essential oils that might help.
I had never heard about the benefits of myrrh essential oil. We know that it was one of the three gifts given to Jesus when he was born, but it was also used in ancient Greece on soldiers’ wounds. Some of it’s properties include: antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and more. If your interested in more info about myrrh essential oil take a look at what it has to offer.
I purchased some last week and it came in the mail the other day so I did up a new recipe for Lainey. Because the cream just wasn’t doing it, I decided to make a balm instead. They usually apply better and stay on the skin nicer because of the beeswax. However, because beeswax doesn’t wash off so easily it can be tough on cloth diapers if the consistency is right. After two batches I came up with the perfect consistency! I put it on her before bed and hoped for improvement. Sure enough all the things that I found out about this awesome oil was true. In addition to the myrrh essential oil, I added tea tree and lavender essential oils as in my previous cream. I’m pretty excited though about this new diaper balm. I can’t wait to share it with others!
On a side note, I’ve started working on a facebook page, and soon I hope to have a separate WordPress page for Nu.Babee. I just have to get it organized and add some nice photos of my product and logos.