Sensitive skin. I’ve never had it, nor have I ever had to deal with it—until Sequel came along. Apart from her colic, the only other major issue we’ve run into is her butt. She was four days old when she developed her first rash, and it wasn’t one of those “let’s air her out for an hour and see how she does” type rashes. On the contrary, it was a blistery, oozing, 3-prescriptions-needed kind of rash. Her poor bum was so sore. Initially, we chalked it up to the formula she was given, and once the NICU staff discontinued its use, it cleared up—but only slightly. Our next guess was yeast. The third, chemical burns from disposable diapers. It did end up being a combination of the two–as well as incredibly sensitive skin.
I am not exaggerating when I say we tried everything. From zinc creams, hydro-cortisone, and canesten to cloth diapers, no wipes, and Maalox. Yes, Maalox–the anti-heartburn medication. Nothing helped her. Some of them alleviated the worst of the rash, but it never fully went away. For almost 16 weeks, Sequel suffered from varying degrees of rash. From blisters to small spots, and everything in between. I was so frustrated, trying to find something to fix her, and I felt absolutely awful for her. She was in so much pain, and I dreaded each bum change because it always ended in a sea of tears from both of us.
It wasn’t until I’d started looking into WAHM-made cloth diapers that things started to look up for Sequel’s derriere. I came across Cinnamon Bums Cloth Diapers, and it was purely by accident that I even found her homemade bum salve. I’d been creeping through her photos of cloth diapers, and I found it in one of her albums.
Fanny Frosting. A homemade concoction of all natural, good for baby butt goodness.
The name is what initially drew me in. I howled like a lunatic. Probably because I’m the only immature human being who finds the word ‘fanny’ hilarious, but regardless, she hooked me. I had to try it. What did I have to lose?
She actually offers several scents: Orange/Cocoa Butter, Tickle Me Pink, Black Raspberry and Pumpkin Pie . All of them sounded amazing, but I erred on the side of caution and chose the cocoa butter. I didn’t want to risk aggravating Sequel’s bum further.
I actually jumped for joy when it arrived in the mail! I was so excited to try it. I knew that its ingredients (Coconut oil, Olive oil, Cocoa butter, Beeswax, Grapefruit seed extract) promoted healing and contained anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. All things Sequel’s arse was in desperate need of.
The first thing I noticed was the smell! Sweet baby Jesus, I could have eaten it! Actually, Husband’s comment when he first smelled it on her was “Holy hell! Her ass smells like cake!” It’s that good, people! I can only imagine what the other scents are like!
Another huge bonus is that it goes on clear—and really smoothly! I always hated that her butt looked like it had a run-in with white paint! It is very greasy, but no worse than any other bum creams I’ve used.
This stuff is fucking magical, people! I put it on Sequel right before bed, and the next morning, the rash she’d had for 4 months was GONE! Not slightly better. G-O-N-E. Vanished. Not a red spot in sight.
I continued to use it over the course of a week, to ensure that the rash would stay gone, and it absolutely did! This stuff works!
I’ve even used it as a massage oil for both Sequel and Piggle. It smells amazing, and it glides on really easily!
The only downside is that it can build up on cloth diapers. I refuse to add any extra washing steps, so I just use it with a set of prefolds that I don’t care about. Those of you using disposables won’t even need to worry about this.
I highly recommend Fanny Frosting—even if your baby doesn’t have sensitive skin. It is totally worth it, and at $5 a pop, it doesn’t get much better!
I have one jar of the Cocoa Butter Fanny Frosting for one of you! Enter using the form below for your chance to win! Even if you don’t win, you should definitely try it! It’s amazing! Sequel’s bum is very happy!