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Child has started potty training, has dry skin on butt cheeks, runs around without diaper while at home. Any suggestions?

My 18 month old son has begun potty training but I have noticed in the past few days he has very dry skin on his butt cheeks. I have tried baby lotion and moisturing lotions durring the day and a thick layer of aquaphor at night when he goes to bed. None of thoes have made a difference amd I am not sure what to try next. He runs around with no diaper when he is home durring the day so I first figured it had been from rubbing on the furniture but looks worse after he gets home from school after wearing a diaper. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hi

It might be because of dryness that can happen in winters and repeated chaffing that can happen when he roams without a diaper.

You may use olive oil/ coconut oil - for routine massage. Please make sure that oil massage is done after bath and not before.

Also you may opt for moisturizing lotions like Atogla/ Cetaphil/ Restoraderm.

After application of moisturizing lotions, make sure that he wears soft undergarments made of cotton. Its better to keep him off diapers for maximum part of the day. This will help you in potty training and also help in quick healing of lesions.

With these he should get better.
If it still persists - its better to consult a dermatologist.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son good health.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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