Rash Kicking

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I’m sort of a high-maintenance gal. My skin is sensitive–so I have to be careful with what I put on it. My feet are enormously wide–so not just any shoe will do.  My body needs coffee–but it has to be really, really good coffee.


I know I am high maintenance. I own that. And let’s just get this out of the way here and now: if anyone were to ever nominate me for Survivor, know that you would be sending me to my grave. I could give you a dozen reasons why I am legitimately an expensive person, but I’ll just stick with one: I was born this way.

Wait…someone else said that, huh?


Now, when I had my firstborn, my darling little girl–I assumed I had birthed another high maintenance zsa zsa bambino. So, I washed all her teeny things with newborn detergent. It seemed the right thing to do–and my house smelled like a delicious baby before she even got there. Sweet.


I used all sensitive products, slathered her bottom with each changing, and waited for nary-a-spot of a rash to appear.


And since nothing did appear, like, ever, I kind of started to slack.


Guess what? She was fine. Turned out she could handle our Tide detergent just fine. My husband was relieved that he could stop smelling like a newborn as well. Everything in our life got easier once we realized she wasn’t as high maintenance as we at first assumed.


So naturally, when we had our second baby, our son, we started off as slackers. Well, not complete slackers, but we certainly didn’t buy the newborn detergent! And I figured he could use the same line of shampoo and soap that his toddler sister used. But the biggest thing I slacked on was the butt slathering. I knew by then that it was all just a big waste of time until they get into stuff like peas and carrots.


Apparently the high maintenance gene skipped our girl and burrowed itself into our boy. Our boy who is SUCH a boy happens to be quite high maintenance. Poor kid.

Allergic to all dairy. Extremely sensitive skin. Particular to certain brands. I predict he’ll like expensive coffee.


Now, I quickly learned that my little boy would require a tad more pampering than my daughter. We found out the hard way that he is severely allergic to dairy. It’s not just that he gets a tummy ache and gas. No. If only it were that simple.


The easiest way to describe it is that after he has even a sip of milk or a piece of cheese, his little bottom appears to be scoured with the roughest grade of sand paper. I can always tell when he’s had some dairy because the skin breaks out in teeny beads of blood. All over his little cheekies.

HORRIBLE, right??!!


The first time this happened I cried. He was crying, I was crying, and there was no way I could get him to wear a diaper.


My philosopher husband did what any logical human male would do: he went to Target and bought multiple tubes of rash cream. Through some painful trial and error we landed upon the absolute perfect match for my darling boy’s mutilated bottom.


Enter Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.



Beyond the fact that the name alone is AWESOME, the stuff works! It really does! Now, to be clear, I had used this product before and liked it. We had it on hand for Coco as a baby, and again for Chaucer. But I don’t know that we had such a definitive test for its efficacy until this initial episode with dairy.


Before bringing out the Boudreaux’s, we tried some other brands. Those brands worked great with Coco’s extremely mild cases of diaper rash. They did not help with Chaucer’s severe incident of butt scalding.


Boudreaux’s did. It was soothing to him going on, and the stuff stays on even in the soppiest of diapers.


Now, before we go to things like birthday parties (where I know he’ll slip something in his mouth) I prep him with the Butt Paste. I’m not saying it completely eliminates his dairy problem and the reaction his body always has to it, but it does alleviate the severity and the pain.



Do you have a kid with extremely volatile diaper rash? Have you found the antidote? Here are a few notes to store up in the old noggin if you’re wondering more about the power of All Natural Boudreaux’s:

  • Natural ingredients, including beeswax, which helps to heal angry bottoms.
  • It’s light and creamy, rather than thick and sticky.
  • It cleans of easily.
  • It smells very mild.
  • Comes in a 2 oz. and a 4 oz. flip-top tube.

And yah, it kicks rash.


Just watch this video:



Okay, so by now you’ve probably picked up that this is a sponsored post. Well guess what, I really, truly, one-hundred percent believe in this product. It is a life-saver when you’re in the throes of dealing with the victim of diaper rash. I like the peeps at Boudreaux’s. You should too.

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Here’s what you have to do to enter a giveaway for $100 Visa gift card: first, tell us how you kick rash. Do you have any special tips you’ve learned on the front lines of angry bottoms? 


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Now, go kick some rash!


178 thoughts on “Rash Kicking

  1. susan smoaks

    change diapers often to keep their bottoms dry and you will prevent a rash!

  2. Betty C

    My children were fairly rash free but it helped that I used cloth diapers and a good rash cream.

  3. Mari

    I adopted my son when he was out of the diaper phase so we never had a chance to use butt paste (He does find the name funny, however). But I will keep it in mind for a baby shower I am attending soon, it will make a great addition to the gift basket I’m putting together.

  4. Amy Tong

    My tip is to get products and diaper that suit your kids. My baby used to have pretty bad rash until I switch the diaper. So, a diaper that is best for your friend’s baby doesn’t mean it’s the best for your own. Guess we just need to keep trying and find the best. And I noticed Boudreaux’s Butt Paste really works well for my kids’ rashes.

  5. Lenora D

    Just as much air as possible. Dry hineys are easier to keep rash from. With twins it could feel hurried to change them but would always regret not airing the business.

  6. Terri Moore

    I let the babies skin breathe in between diaper changes. using cloth diapers helps with natural covers because the plastic on disposables doesn’t breathe.

  7. Thierry Lasry Glazy lunettes de soleil

    Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!

    Very helpful information particularly the final part ???? I maintain such information much.

  8. Madonna

    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.

  9. Stephanie Larison

    Vaseline is what I used on my daughter when she had a bit of a rash. Worked like a charm.

  10. JoAnn F.

    frequent diaper change or no diaper my best tips!

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  11. Keesha

    My little girl is a Boudreaux gal. A few days without it and something happens. But my son – his little bottom was a mess of hives and pimples and only prescription strength hydrocortisone would do.

  12. Angel Jacklyn


  13. julianne

    We’ve used A&D ointment but it sounds like this butt paste people are talking about works amazing!

  14. Mami2jcn

    Let your baby’s diaper area air dry when possible, and use barrier creams.

  15. Lesley M.

    Thankfully, my son has never really had a problem with diaper rash. He has had it, but nothing too violent. Usually, one round of butt paste clears it right up. My sister-in-law swears by it, so we never tried anything else, and it works wonderfully!

  16. Kathy at kissing the frog

    I should use this on my littlest! He gets the same rashy bottom when he has dairy. His bottom is always sore. I am going to get some of this and try it! Thanks for this post!

    1. hillary

      Sorry your little guy suffers from the same misery :/ I hope the paste helps!

  17. Cynthia C

    Be super vigilant about changing diapers. Moisture is what causes diaper rash.


    I have learned the benefit of an oatmeal bath when my son has a diaper rash flare up!

  19. Kerry

    Lots of diaper changes and airing out the area as much as possible.

  20. angie lilly

    No kids here but I do get rashes myself sometimes, especially in the summer. I find that wearing all 100% cotton clothing and using medicated powder in rash prone areas keeps them mostly at bay. I am guessing this would be true for babies too!

  21. Wild Orchid

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

  22. Nadine L

    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

  23. Margaret Smith

    Be sure to change diapers often, making sure to clean and dry well each time. When needed, use ointment immediately.

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  25. Sarah Hirsch

    keep your baby clean and dry to avoid diaper rash

  26. Jason

    Air it out and try to keep it clean and not have them wearing a dirty diaper for a long time.

  27. Ashley Morrissey

    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 ????

  28. Tara Perez

    When we had babies, we would use coconut oil! Works wonders!

  29. Wendi S

    I have tried oatmeal paste I made from raw oats but I was scared about his little man shrinking!

  30. Jessica To

    I let my son go without his diaper when he had a rash.

  31. The Butt Paste Guy

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  32. Jammie

    When my daughter was younger we always kept her dry. So we never really had to kick rash in the butt, but when we did it was always store brand butt cream. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  33. Elena

    I used baby powder and baby wipes for sensitive skin to prevent diaper rash

  34. Lauren Harmon

    I’ve heard coconut oil is a great solution! Airing it out is great too, that’s what I did as a nanny… a little time in a birthday suit never hurt anyone! ????

  35. s riches

    My tip is to make sure the skin is completely dry before putting on a new diaper.

  36. Ellie W

    I always used Vaseline when my boys were babies. We used Boudreax’s with my grandsons and it worked great.

  37. Susan Chester

    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

  38. Nancy

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

  39. Harmony B

    I keep to keep my son away from too much fruit because he gets diaper rash but when it does happen a bath seems to help

  40. LAMusing

    I don’t have a baby, but my mom swore by baby powder, cloth diapers and frequent changes. She also let me “air out” between changes ????

    1. hillary

      Maybe I need to try the cloth diapers with the next kiddo…

  41. jessica

    We’ve used butt cream [hehe still makes me laugh] from day one on both the rugrats. It’s the BEST!!!!!

  42. Stephanie G

    I’m expecting my first but I’ve heard that changing diapers often, keeping baby clean and dry and using a cream as a barrier can help!

  43. Susan Ladd

    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 !!!

  44. meredith

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

  45. Jessie C.

    In addition to change diapers more often, we used chamomile cream to help.

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  46. Lisa Garner

    I haven’t tried the Boudreaux Butt Paste yet but it sounds like a great product for little ones and will have to buy this as a gift for my cousins upcoming baby shower.

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  47. gina

    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.

  48. Denise S

    Frequent changes and baby powder help keep things under control.

  49. Debbie B

    its been a long time since i had a baby but keeping them changed regularly and use

    diaper rash ointment helps

  50. Leighann

    Our best defense was a preemptive strike of slicking the bottom before bedtime; and frequent baths.

  51. Robin M.

    Dry thoroughly… leave the diaper off a bit and let it get some air.

  52. Cori Westphal

    I sometimes used extra baby powder. Or sometimes an Oatmeal bath or compress!

  53. Nicole Larsen

    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 ????

  54. joni

    Keep the diaper dry and loose and not real tight. I like Aquaphor ointment the best.

  55. Melinda

    our little guy is 4 months, and no diaper rash yet, so we haven’t had to do anything ????

  56. Susan Smith

    My tips are to change your children diapers often and let them run around with a diaper every now and then.

  57. Lisa Brown

    Being sure to change diapers often, keep the skin clean, and using a skin protectant, works well.

    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  58. Sarah L

    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.

  59. Katie Contests

    Zinc oxide ointment + cornstarch powder applied EVERY diaper change.

  60. Nicole

    But if my baby had an upset stomach resulting in an irritated bottom, I would clean her thoroughly, then apply a bit of jojoba oil on the irritated spots. You can find it all over the place now in several brands. We have found it works great on any irritated skin, newborn to adult.

  61. Nicole

    What worked for us with our first was a combination of, believe it or not, NO diaper creams/ointments, cloth diapers (changed frequently), and loooooots of diaper free time throughout the day which has resulted in earlier “potty training” as well. Really, the term “elimination communication” would be more accurate, but we hadn’t heard of the technique at the time. We are due with our second in a couple months (egad!!!) and plan on repeating these techniques but this time with deliberate elimination communication. I think the key really is just keeping tiny bottoms and privates dry and airy… which is really only possible when simply NOT wearing anything. I understand this method may seem too time consuming or just not practicable for some (especially those using day care, etc), but it does work and is worth at least considering, I think.

    1. hillary

      I think a combination of treatments is definitely the best route! Thanks for contributing!

  62. Kristin

    I was pretty vigilant about diaper changing to keep any irritation at bay…but if it did happen, I was quick to smear cream on there and change the diaper very regularly!

  63. Leslie Farrar

    A super dry bottom, lots of cream, and the occasional oatmeal bath.

    1. hillary

      I’ve never tried the oatmeal bath–I definitely need to give that a trial.

  64. Stephanie V.

    I would use seventh generation diapers, change frequently and use a cream

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  65. catherine copeland

    My Mom taught me that sometimes you have to air dry a baby’s bottom & make sure that you wash your baby with mild soap. PS check with doctors when you give prescriptions because some of them cause rashes

  66. hollow tree ventures

    We love B’s butt paste in this house! We love it so much, my oldest daughter ate some as a baby. Side note: not toxic. Side side note: yes, the lady at Poison Control laughed at me when I said my baby ate butt paste.

  67. Katharina

    I always kicked rash by keeping my daughter extra dry with more changes than usual.

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  69. Natalia

    This stuff is the best! I love it and know so many people that swear by it!

  70. One Frugal Girl

    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

  71. Kelly D

    I’ve learned to find the diaper rash cream that works best for my baby, apply it liberally and change the diapers often.

  72. heather c

    I learned what not to eat (chocolate!) and learned that air and sun worked wonders on diaper rash!

  73. kelley c

    I noticed my second child did much better when we changed the brand of diapers.

  74. Cynthia C

    When my son was a baby, cloth diapers were made of cotton and retained moisture. Even though I changed him very often, he developed severe diaper rash. Switching to disposables helped, but I wish I had had Boudreaux’s.

  75. Nicole Larsen

    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)

  76. Crystal F

    My advice is to use diaper rash cream at the first sign of redness and let them go diaperless whenever possible. Thanks!

  77. Joni Mason

    Whenever my son got diaper rash we would make him a bath of colloidal oatmeal . as he got to the toddler stage we continued that and then let him go without a diaper as much as possible. This worked better than any creams, pastes, etc, that we tried.

    1. hillary

      Yes, I think the air dry thing works really well in conjunction with ointments.


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