This may sound odd but my son (now 10) was severely allergic to his own bowel movements to the point he would bleed and the area was just so raw. I cried everytime I saw it on his little bottom and everytime he urinated, it stung him like opening crusted sores and pouring alcohol over the area, or so I would imagine). Stupid me kept on using commercial baby wipes (no matter how 'gentle' they said they were, and that poor baby & I both suffered while he screamed murder in store bathrooms, at home, anywhere he had a bowel movement. I could not get the diaper off him fast enough as soon as I saw or smelled the movement, no matter where we were and I'm sure all you mothers know from which I speak). Anyway, I began carrying my own softest washcloths soaked in hot water in ziploc bags (don't worry, by the time the baby has a movement, the towel will have cooled. Do not add anything else to the water. Miracle of miracles after trying literally EVERYTHING on the market I could find, a co-worker of my husband's told me about a ointment/cream that so far I had only seen @ May's Drugstore made by Mentholatum, which of course made me cringe to put this on his bottom. But, trust me please, it is an ointment based calamine-like product that is sold in small jars (white with blue lettering) usually on the top shelf. [Editor's Note: This ointment is called RESINOL] Oh God, it saved his painful bottom and my sanity. Tip: It is also very relieving for adults who have had a particularly bad case of diarrhea where their anal area is very sore. It relieves the pain and stays put!!
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