Tackle Diaper Rash: Bathtime Activities


This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, the effective diaper rash cream that treats and prevents diaper rash with every change. Let’s kick some rash!

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I’ve been using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® for four years now (maybe not for me personally…). Even with a toddler, its still handy to have around and with another baby on the way, we’ll be using it for awhile yet.

I remember getting my first tube of it at my baby shower from a friend that gave me a gift of ‘baby necessities’. I laughed at the sight of butt paste. But she assured me it’s the best. And I found out that it is. One application of Butt Paste and every diaper rash, redness or sore bottom that the boys have ever had, and its gone!

Of course, we try to prevent diaper rashes as much as possible. We cut back on juices and excessive amounts of fruit when we have any issues. Of course, changing their diaper more frequently helps as well.

We’ve also learnt that baths are soothing to those bottoms, most of the time! (We’ve had one or two where its not, so I suppose it depends!)

So on a day when there’s a diaper rash, a long bath is in order for the kids.

To keep the kids happy and having a fun time when there’s a diaper rash around, a few fun activities in the bathtub for the babies and toddlers couldn’t hurt! Followed up with an application of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and a sore bottom is taken care of!

Color Themed Sensory Bath

(above: Color Theme Sensory Bath from Growing a Jeweled Rose)

Here are some bathtime activity ideas:

  • Take regular (non-bath, but non-electronic) toys in the tub for the kids to clean and wash! A car wash is a huge hit around here!
  • Paint in the tub! The Imagination Tree shares a shaving cream paint that is colorful and super easy to make.
  • Take spoons, measuring cups and small tubs for water transfer in the bathtub!
  • For toddlers that can blow, have them blow bubbles in the tub! Creative with Kids uses dish soap and straws!
  • Color the water for added interest. Or have a full-on color themed bath like Growing a Jeweled Rose provides!
  • Play with foam sheets (affiliate link). Cut them up into shapes and let your child place them on the wall or side of the tub.
  • On these hot days, add colored ice cubes to change the color of the water! Babies especially love ice!

Creative with Kids also has a great list of bath time activities for those that fear bath time, but they’d be perfect for a diaper rash scenario too to spice up the bath a little.

Do you like Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® as much as us?

A full bath of this magic color changing milk experiment would be a blast for kids with sore bottoms.

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Now, its time for a little fun! A little something for you!

A gift card prize package to give away! A Boudreaux’s Baby Prize Pack!

What’s in the prize package?

  • $50 Target gift card
  • $50 Walmart gift card
  • $50 Babies “R” Us gift card

How to enter to win the prize package: Leave a comment on this blog post with a response to the following question (limit of one entry per person):

How do you soothe a diaper rash?

The giveaway ends August 7, 2012 at midnight. US eligiblity only. See the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Giveaway Rules in their entirety.

As part of the DailyBuzz Moms Featured Publisher Program, I received a stipend and a Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® Mom Toolkit in exchange for my participation in this program.

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  1. Tabatha Wade says

    I am a first time mom and ai remember getting Butt Paste at my baby shower and thinking how funny the name was and wondering if it would really work. Then I started to notice that in every little goody bag someone gave me there was a sample of it. Butt Paste is truely amazing as the few times ai have had to use it on my little one it has seemed to make the diaper rash disappear overnight! My baby lives bath time so ai have also done a lot of experimenting using bath time as a soothing and use of natural remedies to help ease the irritating diaper rash. I have found that if I stick 2 teabags of Chamomile Tea into the bath tub it relieves the burn and irritation of the rash and provides a soothing and relaxing environment. I have also at night stuck a tea bag inside my little ones diaper to help keep the acids away from the skin. As a plus they give baby a nice smell and their personal aroma therapy!

  2. amber says

    We actually never had a diaper rash issue. The only time we had a bottom rash was at the beginning of potty training go figure and I used a different brand rash cream (sorry). Thanks for the giveaway and post .

  3. Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan says

    My babies are far from diaper rashes (but you are right we keep Butt Paste on hand, as every once in a while even those older kid bottoms need a little soothing.)

    When Little M was a baby she had a very sensitive bottom, even the wipes make for sensitive kids upset her. I started rinsing out a handful of wipes at a time and keeping them damp in a plastic bag. That way I was still able to wipe her with the strength of a wipe, but water was the only thing in them.

  4. Kayla Effing says

    At first I used Boudreaux Butt Paste on my Ava, but she has bad eczema so I had to get a special cream from the Dr. But I have heard from several friends and family members that plain vaseline works wonders.

  5. crystal @ Growing A Jeweled Rose says

    Butt paste is our brand of choice for diaper rash. Whenever my little ones have had a rash, one application takes care of it, just as you said. Other then that, we use soothing baths to help those bottoms feel better.

  6. Tia says

    I use coconut oil or Butt Paste. Both work well for my babies. Since I’m nursing, I’ve even tried breastmilk, as that’s supposed to be good for a lot of things.

  7. Angela Cormier says

    Boudreaux’s Butt Paste was the only thing I used for both of my boys. It always worked very quickly on even the worst diaper rashes. I put it on every night after their baths to protect their skin.

  8. Nicole says

    I use the natural version of the Butt Paste, love it! I try to let my son run around naked a lil bit to to let the area dry and get some air but that’s backfired on me a few times now! :-). Baths always help though. I’ve heard bling soda sprinkled in the bath helps too.

  9. Kim says

    I’m a mother of 4 with #5 on his way this winter. It’s funny how some of my babies almost never had diaper rashes and others had it constantly. im like you, I always start with a good bath to get everything clean, and then the one thing that I quickly learned was to only buy wipes that stated plainly “no alcohol”. Since you never know when a rash will occur, it was helpful to me to always be prepared with wipes that didn’t make it burn! Lastly, it’s frustrating to spend so much on rash cream after rash cream, just to find out they don’t seem to help, or worse, they sting and make my baby cry even more! What a gem to find one that heals quickly and soothes. Can’t wait to try Boudreaux’s with number 5!

  10. Jessica says

    We didn’t have a diaper rash issue… on the baby. I had a postpartum rash that was just awful though. I spent a lot of effort trying to keep things dry and then put vaseline on when I was sure there weren’t any damp spots. I’m reading through all the comments though because I have one on the way and don’t expect to get lucky twice.

  11. says

    I soothe diaper rash with a little chamomile and and oatmeal soak. Then we let air dry for about an hour or two. If it doesn’t start to diminish in a day we change from disposable diapers to cloth diapers.

  12. Karen says

    Butt Paste is the only diaper rash cream we use too. My daughter has milk allergy, and in the early months after she was born before we eliminated dairy (not knowing she had an allergy), it would make for some horrible rashes. I’ve found that allowing them to “air out” is very helpful, and fragrance free baby wipes or ever a warm washcloth used in place of a wipe is helpful. To me, even the fragrance free wipes have additives that could bother the skin.

  13. Angie says

    We love Butt Paste too! We recently started experimenting with the natural formula…

  14. Mami2jcn says

    I like Boudreaux on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    Use unscented wipes and expose baby’s bottom to the air by allowing them time to play without their diaper on.

  15. steph says

    i’m due in november, so nothing yet, but i’ve heard great things about BBP and natural coconut oil! thanks for the chance!

  16. Rosa says

    I always used unscented wipes to clean, and then vaseline or cream to prevent rash.

  17. Megan says

    I have used Butt Paste with all three of my children and I will with our new baby as well.

  18. Lori Summers says

    I use Boudreaux’ Butt Paste!! It is a godsend!! My sister used it with her twins and when my daughter was born, there was a couple of tubes in the huge gift basket she gave me. I love it!! It usually clears her up in just one use, but sometimes I need to use it more. I swear by it and now it is included with every gift I get for new moms.