Brad Pitt Needs Your Help! Got Any Diaper Rash Advice?

09/11/2006 at 02:00 PM ET

In the October issue of Esquire, Brad Pitt sounds off on issues close to his heart including architecture, music and. . . diaper rash? According to the new dad, “Shiloh’s got horrible diaper rash, poor thing. Same with Zahara when we picked her up in Ethiopa. . . We’ve tried everything — every cream, every salve, every natural product. We haven’t found the the magic ointment. Yet.” We feel bad for Brad and especially for poor little Shiloh, so we’d love your opinions on the best diaper rash treatments out there. Tell us: What diaper rash trick should Brad and Angelina know about? What products would you recommend to them?

UPDATE: Over 1000 readers have thoughtfully given great advice to Brad about how to cure diaper rash — read more about the response here.

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Shannon on

Bag balm. It’s used for chapped cow udders, and it works even better on chapped baby butt. Buy it in the green tin.

Jenn on

I am a mother of 4 and I have been there and done that!
There are two brands I have used and love.
1.The Butt Paste (WalMart)
2.Mr.Smiths Diaper Ointment(Babies R Us or CVS)
They might want to try changing soaps, laundry soaps,
lotions, creams even the formula or food. There can be a lot of reasons this rash will not go away. Believe me, I have been there and it is not fun. But try out those 2 creasm, they are awesome!

jenn on

I have three children and have found that canestin cream (yeast infection cream…yuk) works wonders, just apply a small amount to the infected area. Sounds weird but sometimes it is yeast that is causing the rash.(Make sure it is the external cream). Also going without a diaper for a bit helps. I have also found that not always using store bought wipes but just a face cloth with warm water to clean the area…..once the bottom is cleared don’t always wipe the area clean, this allows the bottom to get used to the urine. Of course I am only talking when the baby has pee’d not pooped.

Candace on

Brad, Angelina and People Magazine,

Burn Flour is a old remedy that works! Burning Flour in a pan and then sprinkling the burnt flour on the tush works wonderful! It will clear up bad diaper rash in a flash.


Janet on

Balmex works great!!

Elizabeth on

OK, in the slim chance that Pitt or someone else will benefit from this tip, here goes. For severe diaper rash, including broken, open spots on the bum, use Maalox mixed with Desitin. Get about a teaspoon of Maalox, smear it a bit on the baby’s bottom. Then smear a gob of Desitin on top of it. The thought behind it is reducing the acidic environment from the urine or loose stools. This was a tip from a neonatal nurse…worked like a charm.
Prevention is great, but my child could go from fine to waking from a nap with an angry rash in 2 hours.

Toni on

Flander’s Butt Cream will cure the rash every time.

Sophal on

Just plain fresh air. Whenever I would notice my son’s tush turning red, I would just pull off his diaper & let him run around naked. Just air them out…they enjoy it more.

Michelle Jackman on

I used zinc oxide on my boys and I changed them regularly. Do not use powder as they might be alergic to something in it. They were diaper rash free after that.

Joanne Zhu on

Please do give DYPROTEX a try! It is effective, clean and comes in individual sets of pads and tubs, which is handy for traveling parents.

It worked within the first day on our son when he was a baby and having severe cases of diaper rash. Then we used it on our baby daughter who rarely needed it because one application has always done the trick each time she has a diaper rash.

It used to be sold in supermarkets. When our daugher was born last year, we purchased a economy package via online drugstroe for free shipping and no tax.

Also, please consider switching formula. Persistent diaper rash also likely indicates slightly abnormal PH in the baby’s digestive products that may exceed his or her skin’s tolerance.


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