Sunday, May 16, 2010
Fire butt is how it is known in our house. What is Fire Butt? Well it is when poor Baby DIVA has an incredible diaper rash that is so intense it causes her to scream out in pain and the forces momma and daddy into guilt mode because we can not "fix" it. We have discussed the issue numerous times with our pediatrician. Baby Diva has had a multitude of creams slathered on her ass, powder dusted on her tush and nothing. Fire Butt still prevailed. We removed apple juice, orange juice, and the like from her diet as the doctor said the acid in these juices may be bringing about an excreted substance in her stool and urine that causes her little butt to flare up like a tomato in the summer sun.
Nothing worked. We just became accustomed to a quick reaction plan whenever we noticed the redness coming on or we heard the firs butt yelps. And that is how we we live.
Recently I have taken notice to an issue that is quickly arising in the mommy news world. Pampers, our brand of choice, has been receiving some unbecoming attention in regards to their new Dry Max diapers. Many children are turning up left and right with diaper rashes that resemble a chemical like burn on their tushes.
Hmmmm...could Baby DIVA be amongst all the children suffering from this issue? I sure hope not, however if the diaper is the cause of this incurable rash, and all we have to do is switch brands and VOILA fire butt is gone?!? then Hallelujah! I can deal with some leakage of pee here and there common with other brands, if it keeps my daughters butt sparkling clean and white instead of fire engine red!
Although I do not think this is the ultimate source of our Fire Butt problem, I am not about to overlook something that possibly could resolve our problems with great ease. The next few weeks will offer us some trials and tribulations. We are going to try a different brand of diapers as well as have another deep discussion on the matter with our doctor. In the mean time please feel free to share with me your own experiences with Pampers. Have you had any trouble? And success stories? Any input at all? Pampers has been in contact with the public and has released this statement: Pampers Statement. I am not among the evil Pampers haters, I just wanted to share this information in case others too may have Fire Butt with unknown cause and might be able to solve their problem too.
More to come as our experiment continues...