The one thing you forgot to pack for your road trip that will turn your sad baby into a happy baby!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex. All opinions are 100% mine.
We learned pretty early on that unless we put diaper rash cream on Little J’s bum at night, he would wake up a very unhappy boy in the morning. And yes, babies cry and get mad, but as a parent, it is our job to help soothe them when their cute little faces turn all red and angry.
Since we learned that we needed to always put diaper cream on our babies before bed, we started that habit with Little A, too. But something we didn’t think about was putting diaper rash cream on her bum when we drove from Iowa to Idaho last month in our big move. Since it was such a long drive, I assumed that she was going to cry a lot, having to be in her car seat two 10-hour-days in a row.
On the second day, we were getting pretty close but still had about two hours left before we made it to our new home. We had just finished a particularly long stretch of no cell service, no gas stations, and no exits. Little A had been crying for over 30 minutes, and I figured I would check her bum when we finally found a truck stop. Guess what. Full blown poopout.
No wonder she had been so red-faced and crying! I felt so bad and I immediately changed her diaper and her clothes. Her poor little bum was so red, and I wish I had thought to put diaper rash cream on her when I had changed her diaper last. I didn’t even bring any with me.
As soon as we got to our new house, I was able to use Balmex diaper cream to help #EndTheRed. Balmex with ActivGuard is proven to reduce redness in ONE diaper change, making it easy to help treat and prevent diaper rash irritation. And it is formulated with doctor-recommended zinc oxide plus three soothing botanicals and skin nourishing vitamins B5 and E to help soothe and fight diaper rash, while moisturizing and nourishing baby’s irritated skin. Little A was definitely a lot happier once I was able to soothe her diaper rash!
I know there are a lot of diaper rash creams out there, but Balmex is my new favorite. If it can help #EndTheRed in just one diaper change, I am definitely going to use it and share it with my friends! And only Balmex has ActivGuard, to help neutralize harmful irritants found in dirty or wet diapers, so it’s not like other diaper rash creams.
Something else I love about it is that it is super thick and really does not wash off with water (duh, water-resistant!). I had to wipe it really good to get it off. So you know it’s going to form a protective barrier to help seal out wetness and prevent irritation.
So next time you are going on a long road trip with your baby, make sure you pack some Balmex Diaper Rash Cream!