Having a sick baby is hard right?
Well, adding a diaper rash on top of it due to an antibiotic is just like a slap on the face. Fortunately, I have a great tip that will help.
I know because it worked wonders in our house, and made both mama and baby happy.
Why I Tried It
Several weeks ago I took my little one to the doctor for what I thought was an ear infection. It was so bad that the doctor actually said, “Whoa” upon looking in her ears. This was definitely not a wait and see if it goes away by itself ear infection. An antibiotic was necessary.
For me, the thought of putting my little one on an antibiotic causes a big cringe. It’s not because giving my 2 year old the medicine is difficult. She actually takes the medicine quite well. No, the problem is the diaper rash it inevitably causes her. This isn’t just a run of the mill diaper rash. It’s the bleeding yeast infection rash that causes my dear little girl a great deal of pain and comes even when I make sure to let the diaper area dry between changes and liberally coat the entire area with a diaper cream.
Most times during and after a dose of antibiotics, we end up having to turn to Lotrimen Foot Fungal Cream. Not only is this stuff not cheap, but I hate putting foot fungus medicine on such a delicate area in a little one. Plus it must sting my daughter because she screams while it gets put on. Definitely not fun and it makes me about cry.
I’ve been implementing coconut oil into many recipes for the health benefits and had read that it could also cure fungal infections — such as a yeast infection in the diaper area. So before the first dose on antibiotic hit my little one I had put coconut oil all over the diaper area and began our ten day test.
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