Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®. All thoughts and opinions below are my own.
The first time I saw Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® on the shelves at Target with all the cute baby soaps and bubble baths, I laughed out loud. It’s such a funny name and as a pregnant mom getting ready to have her first baby I wasn’t even totally sure what it was for. Even after I read that it was a good idea to have diaper rash cream on hand once the baby was born, I was totally that mom that thought, “Oh, I won’t need that. I’ll just pay attention and make sure that the diaper is always dry and she won’t ever have a diaper rash.”
First off, if you’re in that same mindset because you haven’t had your baby yet, never dealing with a diaper rash is a totally noble goal but one that’s pretty impossible. They just happen and sometimes it has nothing to do with how often you’re changing the baby. Diaper rashes happen from reactions to new foods, reactions to switching brands of diapers/wipes, reactions to changes in the weather, or just because it’s a Monday and you have a million things to do and you don’t have time for anyone to have a diaper rash. That’s when you’re almost certain to open a diaper and discover a pink little bum.
The other thing you’ll learn early about diaper rash is that ignoring a diaper rash is the worst idea ever. They usually start out pretty mild and they’re easy to take care of if you keep the area clean and use a good diaper rash cream to form a barrier against irritating wetness but if you try to just ride it out without treatment they can get really ouchy really fast and then you have a miserable baby on your hands and it takes longer to get back to normal.
The final thing I’ve learned about diaper rashes is that they pop up pretty much as long as there are diapers around. We’ve treated diaper rashes on kids in pull up training pants because, like I mentioned, there are a ton of reasons that those rashes pop up. So you have to make sure that you have diaper cream on hand all the time if you have diapers in the house.
For this reason, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® is the must have diaper rash cream to include on your baby registry. It’s the one everyone uses because it works so well and I absolutely guarantee that you’ll need it. Plus, you don’t want to wait until you need it to actually have it on hand (like I said, waiting on treating a diaper rash just means you and that diaper rash will be hanging out for daysssss) so stocking up before the baby is born will save you headaches down the road.
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® is pediatrician recommended, starts healing on contact, and comes in different sizes (2oz., 4oz., and 16oz.) so you can keep a stash wherever you have your diapers and wipes. We do diaper changes both upstairs and downstairs so we have two different changing stations and we also have our diaper bag supplies, just to give you an idea of where you might need it. Also, we usually go straight to the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® Maximum Strength because it has 40% zinc oxide and I want those rashes cleared up ASAP.
Like I mentioned, we get ours from Target so it’s easy to add to your baby registry but I’m also giving away some free samples to two lucky winners. Check my Instagram account for details so you can enter to win!