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. Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) says

    I use butt paste, it works great. We’ve had lots of diaper rash issues, and always looking for a great product to help!

  2. Jana says

    I actually like Aveeno more than the butt paste. We tried it and it doesn’t seem to “stick” as well to my daughter’s bottom when it’s raw. Aveeno also clears it up in one application. Thanks for the post though! I will have to try bath time as a cure for diaper rash. My daughter went through a period where she had them off and on for about 3 weeks!

  3. says

    I use whatever the closest Zinc oxide cream tube I have, plus some clotrimazole if it’s really bad (I buy the vaginal one rather than the athlete’s foot one, on the supposition that the one that goes in your hoo-haw is gentler on the skin!) Lansinoh wipes have been a GODSEND for wiping those red little bottoms! She’d be SCREAMING in pain as any other wipe started feeling like sandpaper on her irritated skin.

  4. Gina H. says

    I’ve used Butt Paste & it works great. But I do try to change diapers often to avoid diaper rash.

  5. Terry C says

    I’ve found that Boudreaux’s Butt Paste has worked better than anything else I have tried

  6. Jenny Stanek says

    Actually, we have ALWAYS used this butt paste with our kids, it’s what was even recommended by the doctors and nurses!

  7. Kristin says

    We live in South Africa, so Boudreaux’s is not available here. After seeing all these comments, I’m thinking I might have to have my sister send some over in my next package. We use Sudocrem – it’s originally from the UK. Works well on diaper rash as well as other cuts and abrasions as it has antibiotic principles.

  8. Mona M says

    I need to try this product, we’ve used a Aloe Vera home recipe and it works, but the reviews of this are great! need to try it :)

  9. says

    My mom taught me to make a corn starch paste-she swore by it-I tried it and it worked awesome-and now my daughter uses it on her children. Thanks for the great giveaway. Good luck too everyone who entered.

  10. Tina says

    I have found the best method when possible is to just let them run bottomless for a while. Next keep them cool and then I used Bag Balm (is what we call it). I had not heard of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

  11. Michele Henneman says

    I’ve always been a fan of Desitin, the thick kind, not the new cream.

  12. Lisa Brooks says

    A&D forever ago when my kids were little, but as they grew, they didnt like to keep diapers on, so My next answer would be, letting the skin breathe. LOL

  13. Bee C. says

    I love Boudreaux’s, but I also be sure to let my baby go without a diaper for a bit after bathtime and let them dry out well before I put it on them.