By the second day, it was redder and angrier looking, and with Christmas only 2 days away, I opted to consult my pediatrician's office. They wanted to see him, so off we went to the doctor, where we learned that it was in fact just a very nasty rash. The doctor suggested a few things to help clear it up quickly and prevent discomfort - A & D ointment (we've only ever used Boudreaux's Buttpaste, but he said he prefers the A & D on a bad rash because it doesn't sting going on, and it contains lanolin, which I like as well), oatmeal and baking soda baths, and letting Sweets go diaper-less as much as possible. Done, done, and done!
I'm usually a fan of more natural products, but I was open to trying the A & D, and I was really happy with it. It goes on easily and didn't make Sweets cry. I won't use it on a daily basis, but it's good to have on hand for times like that.
When I ran Sweets' bath that evening, I dumped it in and swirled it around and it resulted in this rather murky looking, but apparently soothing concoction:
Sweets liked it :)
And the grand finale:
Yep. That's my child going commando in his shirt and a pair of football babylegs. And yes, I cleaned up a fair amount of pee that afternoon. But I'm ok with it. I just wanted his tushie to heal up!