Thanks to Baby Bum Brush for sponsoring today’s post.
My kids don’t get diaper rash often but when they do, they REALLY get a diaper rash. One of my twins had a rough week this week and actually ended up in the pediatrician because her diaper rash turned into a bacterial infection.
Poor girl. She was miserable.
We had tried everything to help her, including giving up on wipes and washing her bum off with water every time she needed changing. She sure had fun with the extra baths but it was exhausting for me.
Treating diaper rash is something that most moms have to at one point or another and if you’ve ever dealt with diaper rash cream you know that it is a messy, messy job.
It’s so messy, my husband refuses to touch the stuff. He’ll change diapers without a second though but if diaper rash cream is involved, that job falls on me.
Besides the messy hands, there’s a bigger problem. Have you looked at the directions on that diaper rash cream lately? If you read them carefully, they say to wash your hands before applying. That’s washing your hands AFTER changing the diaper but BEFORE applying the cream.
How often do you do that?
I know I’m not jumping up and washing my hands in the middle of a diaper change. There’s a good change the baby won’t be there when I get back and then I’m chasing around a half naked baby.
That’s where Baby Bum Brush comes in. The Baby Bum Brush is a cool little tool, created by a mom who had a problem to solve, that helps you put diaper rash cream on your baby without getting your fingers dirty, or introducing any bacteria to a newly cleaned bum. I loved reading the story of the mom behind Baby Bum Brush. Her son had chronic diaper rash due to a medical condition. After the week we have had I can only imagine how hard that must be. She created Baby Bum Brush to make sure she didn’t introduce new bacteria to open sores on her child. Check out her full story here. It’s worth the read.
My husband can’t complain about changing diapers when the twins need diaper rash cream any more either. That right there makes it a handy gadget to have around.
I’ve never been too bothered by having diaper rash cream on my hands . . . although thinking about applying it when I’ve just used my hands to change a diaper makes me pause. This week made me rethink that though when we were prescribed and antibiotic ointment for my baby. The medicine was absorbed through the skin, which is exactly how it helped heal her infection, but I didn’t want to absorb antibiotics that I didn’t need through my skin when I was putting it on her.
The Baby Bum Brush was the perfect solution for that. We could avoid introducing any new bacteria to her skin once she was clean and I didn’t have to worry about exposing myself to unnecessary antibiotics. The Baby Bum Brush made it so easy to treat a diaper rash and is definitely going to have a permanent spot right next to our diaper rash cream.
You can find the Baby Bum Brush on Amazon for only $7.99.