I wish I could proudly say that my boys never had diaper rash, but that would be a lie.
It seems they are prone to it, despite all our care. They had a nasty bought of it when they were sick last year too. We seriously tried every cream available from organic ones to super expensive butt pastes to using home remedies like applying corn starch and coconut oil. Some pastes were really thick or messy, others were hard to squeeze and smelled really icky (Anti Monkey Butt) even after their diaper and clothes were on. Desitin Maximum Strength seemed to work well, but I hated that our babies always smelled like Desitin though. Such a strong scent.
Back in November, I received a sample of Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment, which just launched nationwide last year and was at the Biggest Baby Shower in NY. Ever since, it's what we have been using during any outbreaks and for overnight diapers. Luckily, it seems to be working! We haven't had an issue for months (even when we traveled on long flights)
and now when there are any sign of redness, we apply Dr. Smith's ointment and
it's gone by the next day. We still apply coconut oil after most diaper changes to keep their baby bottoms extra moisturized too.
Dr. Smith’s was developed in 1963 by Dr. Forrest M. Smith, Jr., a San Antonio pediatrician and has been helping to
comfort babies for generations, but until now it hasn't been available nationwide, which is why I hadn't heard of it before. Its premium blend of ingredients is
gentle and acts fast, often working as quickly as overnight. It goes on
like a cream, protects like an ointment, has no unpleasant odor and is
easy to apply and wash off. It is also highly recommended by pediatricians and pharmacists and now available in all Walgreens stores throughout the United States and on Walgreens.com, Walmart, Amazon, Krogers and more.
You can download a $2 off coupon for any size ointment on their Facebook page.
Disclaimer: I was provided samples and compensation in exchange for my honest review.