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July 8th, 2009

… but who knew that summer would be so busy??   Gone are the evening marathons on the computer after the kids go to bed – say hello instead  to a glass of wine on the dock as the sun sets.   Seriously, though, every time I sit down to write something, it seems as if something else beckons.  

Last night, the beckoning came from a little voice that shouted, “Mama!   Cooper just pooped on the floor and now he’s playing with it!”   And yes, that was what was happening.   You see, Cooper has a diaper rash from here to Mississippi, and one of the doctor’s remedies was to let him run around with no diaper as much as possible.   Yeah, great advice for a kid who poops like, 8 times a day.   We’d only been out of the bathtub for 98 seconds, and I was in the boys room getting their pjs out.   Kenny and Cooper raced into my room, naked as jay birds, to play hide and seek, and just as I was about to walk in to dress them, I heard the cackling shout from Kenny.

There was poop all over the white carpet, all over the white couch by my window (slipcovered, thank goodness!), all over Cooper (all over, folks) and there  he was, coming down the hall to meet me, leaving poppy knee prints as he crawled, dragging his “blankie” through the mess as it trailed behind.   Kenny was dancing between the piles and prints, alternately laughing and looked shocked.

And that’s why you should never leave a bare-bottomed-boy unattended.

Speaking of that boy, he is upstairs not napping.   Kenny has a once-a-week “camp” that he’s been going to; it lasts a whooping two hours, which is not quite long enough to go home to put Cooper down for a nap, and too long to kill time running errands with a sleepy baby.   I have a feeling that The Coop is going to fall asleep just about the time we have to load into the car to pick Kenny up.     Ah, timing is everything.


  1. sara says

    hi there, try sudocrem, it worked wonders for my son, no matter how serious the rash, its usually gone in a day

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  2. Claudia says

    My daughter is one day younger than Cooper (born on June 30th) when she got a rash at 3 months I heard that no diaper as much as possible was the best, so I let her go around without a diaper and also bought her some underwear and put in on her whenever I knew it was around the time for her to poop and at night I would put some Dr. Smith’s ointment. That worked wonders for her. Now during summer time I like to put underwear on her (girls’ size 8) which fit her perfectly, she is on the chubby side 🙂 . Also after pooping I would wash her with Dr. Bonner’s soap (which as no toxic chemicals, perfumes, dyes, etc like conventional soaps that would make a rash worse).

    July 9th, 2009 | #

  3. Sara says

    I swear by this holistic stuff called “desiderm” that I bought one time at an Organic Fest. The stuff works magic on my son. I have had a hard time finding another bottle, but it is amazing how fast this stuff cleared rashes up. It wasn’t oily, but it was kinda smeary? (if that makes any sense)

    July 9th, 2009 | #

  4. LoveFeast Table says

    My son, Corban is 2 1/2…still potty training. He refuses to go “Turd” in the potty. Just the other day he was on the trampoline with his cuzins, a “turd” rolled out…his cuz picked it up and chucked it, thinking it was a nut. Mom of 8 told be years ago, combo of A&D and lotrimin…works like a charm. -kristin

    July 10th, 2009 | #

  5. Sweet Pea's Momme says

    Hi. I suppose I’m very fortunate that Sweet pea has never had a diaper rash. However, she has been constipated and had the runs twice. In all occasions we put Desitin on her and good ole Johnson’s baby powder to ensure that there would not be a rash. As well, we changed her at every wet / poop.

    We like Perents Choice brand diapers and wipes sold at Wal-mart. THe wipes in particular are widers and more durable almost like a wash clothe and have aloe and baby wash in them.

    My little one will be one in August and I am trying to decide on party themes. It is becoming a big deal. Good luck!

    July 12th, 2009 | #

  6. Kris says

    A picture of your blog was on Good Morning America this morning during a Mommy Blog story. Just in case you did not know!

    July 12th, 2009 | #

  7. Tiffany says

    :mrgreen: I have recently discoverd Burts bees Baby line they have diaper rash cream and bubble bath soaps and lotions. (maybe i am new to this considering my location lol) anyway it works wonders I put it on right before bedtime and by morning the rash is pretty much gone.. Hope you can find it and maybe it will help…

    July 12th, 2009 | #

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