Packing the diaper bag for a toddler may be a little trickier than for an infant, or at least in my case it was. When my babies were infants I didn’t need to worry about snacks and bottles, water or meals. Their food source was me, and aside from a change of clothes, diapers and wipes, I didn’t need to carry much for them. Now that my little guy is older things are slightly complicated. We are gone from the time I drop my girls off until it’s time to pick them up, so we have to be prepared for an entire day of activities. The mornings are cool and the afternoons are still pretty warm- so layering is smart, which means I need room in his diaper bag for a change of clothes and a light sweater. Diapers and wipes are a given, as well as Butt Paste to quickly clear up diaper rash and irritation as it occurs. He likes to have his water bottle but needs supplemental nutrition, as well as lunch and snacks.
Lately, my son has been having a hard time with various foods. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste has always been our primary choice in clearing up rashes and keeping him comfortable. I typically opt for the green tube because it’s the Natural Butt Paste I used with my girls as well, but for the more stubborn rashes I have the red, maximum strength Butt Paste on hand.
While Butt Paste has always worked effectively, I needed to find out why my son had frequent diaper rashes. His 15 month checkup showed he had food allergies, which totally surprised me, especially since the offending foods happened to be the only ones he enjoyed- wheat, dairy, and eggs. After a dietary change I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my son’s demeanor, appetite, sleep habits, and even less diaper rashes! For the occasional rash, I’ll always keep Butt Paste in our diaper bag for on the go and diaper caddie at home, but I’m happy to see an improvement in my little boy.
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