Hi,my baby has a lot of diarrhea and does not sleep well and doesn't want to eat. i give her pedialyte but i need to know if there might be a certain food or anything that can help her feel better. she also has a bad diaper rash from this. hope u have some answers for me. thanks
How old is your baby? Is she on formula or breast milk?
Either she is allergic to something you are eating (usulaay milk and cheese are the culprits), has a stomach flu (which is a little unlikely) or you need to switch formulas (she might be lactose intolerant or need a soy formula). You need to contact your doctor/pediatrician about this as well.
And for the diaper rash...make sure you change the diaper immediately after being soiled..and frequently thereafter and do NOT use creams or ointments...these will just keep the rash moist and moist is what feeds the bacteria.
Use Baby Powder WITH CORNSTARCH...and use it EVERY TIME you change the diaper...you HAVE to keep the area DRY for the rash to clear up.
When my little guy gets the beginnings of a rash I pour on the cornstarch powder and change his diaper every 2 to 3 hours. If I do this, within 24 hours the rash will be almost gone..and it will NOT be red anymore.
I guarantee if you use powder with cornstarch to keep the area dry and NOT use anything else, the rash will be better within 24 hours.
Hope you find out what is making your little one have the diarrhea.
I use olive oil when ever i change by baby's nappy, my baby is 5 months & believe me i havent seen a rash in 4 month. First time he got rash was when he was not even 1 month. Since than we started using little amount of olive oil.