Thursday, February 4, 2010



When babies are wee and get a superlative case of diaper rash, all one need do is strip them bare and place them on a towel or two in the middle of the room until sufficient fresh air has reached their nether regions. But mobile babies and nudity do not mix well. I think that the whole 'elimination communication' method toilet training is a great idea in theory, but letting Paloma roam the house sans diaper would really only work if I either (a) did not care about pee and poo on my floors or (b) made cleaning up after Paloma's hindquarters my full-time job.

Since cleaning up after baby butts doesn't pay particularly well, baby nudity has to stay relatively contained, even in cases of necessity. As of late, Paloma has had quite the rash -- there was even one spot that bled a tiny bit -- which has led to a fun new bath time routine that both Tedd and Paloma seem to like very much. First, Paloma enjoys a nice long bath with the heater running so everything stays nice and toasty warm. Then, bath time is over and nakey time begins. She gets to totter around comfortably in the buff (again, with the heater blasting here in the cold white north) while her undercarriage gets the benefit of some fresh air.

Diaper rash? What diaper rash?


  1. Hi there. For ec/infant potty training, you do not have to let your baby crawl around sans diaper. Most of us keep a diaper on in between potty visits most of the time. Of course, for helping get rid of rash, it's helpful to have some air circulating there.

    Just wanted to clear up a common misconception that ec babies pee and poo all over the place.

    Here are links for anyone wanting to read up on the practice:
    “Infant Potty Training” book and “Potty Whispering” DVD


  2. Thanks for clearing that up, Laurie!

  3. Diaper rash is the worst!! My son had a bad rash last year that bled a little as well. Burt's Bees diaper rash cream is like a miracle in a bottle. It cleared him up so fast!

  4. I didn't even know BB made a diaper rash cream, Katrina. But I'll definitely keep an eye out for it!

  5. Oh my. What a totally, totally sweet baby. Rashy Butt or not you have a darling child.

  6. Poor baby. It's always so hard when they have sensitive skin. My twins used to have diaper rash bad that bled at times :(
    We used something called Bag Balm to create a protective barrier on their butts and it helped a lot.

    Popping over from SITS.

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!

  7. Color me surprised! I did not know you could use bag balm on butts!

  8. Darling Baby Girl! I have a 17 month old and when he is running around diaper less yes he does pee! I actually think he thinks its funny! Found you via "Saturday Sharefest at SITS"

  9. My little guy, because of his medications, gets blistering bottoms sometimes and they bleed.

    I have to get him some air too..and have found that putting him in regular toddler underwear is the next best thing. They are cotton, and they are loose...but they catch the majority of the pee should he let loose.

    Maybe that would help.

    Stopped over from SITS.
    Have a great weekend!


  10. Oh, I bet he does, Kelly! Paloma will stop what she's doing so she can let loose properly... I think she finds it rather amusing.

    And thanks for the tip, Mindy! And for stopping by!

  11. diaper rash is lame. but your title is awesome. like. it could be a rap son or something.

    also. i had to read the title of your blog like 15 times. i still can't read it right. i think i'm dyslexic.


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