2.19.2013

The Wonder with a Funny Name



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As I think about Lucy's upcoming birthday, I am completely overwhelmed with emotion.  Amazed that this will be birthday #2 since her cancer diagnosis and so very thankful to have spent the past 7 years with one of the most amazing little girls in the world.  I was looking at some pictures of when she was little and I yearn to hold her again as a baby.  I can hardly remember what she felt like in my arms as a newborn, yet it seems just like yesterday.

And just like that, she grew.  How do you make it stop?  Do you really want to?  I long for those days sometimes, especially with Lucy.  When life was simple.  That girl has kept me on my toes from day one!


I have to giggle when I think about how far I have come as a mother.  Oh, how the little things would get me so worked up.  I could make a mountain out of a mole hill better than anyone I knew.  When Ella was born everything was a challenge.  My desire to be a perfectionist nearly killed me and ruined me of ever wanting any more children.  When Lucy came along, I had mellowed out a good bit, benefiting most from throwing away all the parenting books and just learning on the job.  Like when I discovered Boudreaux's Butt Paste.  

Like every mother before me, when a diaper rash reared its ugly head, I began to panic.  For our children, it seemed that as soon as you saw the first sign it was out of control by the next diaper.  One day I was walking through the grocery and saw this cute little yellow tube that read Boudreaux's Butt Paste.  How could you NOT buy it?  To my surprise, it worked better than any other cream or paste I had tried before.  I was honestly amazed at how quickly Lucy's rash disappeared.  When I told my mom about it, I remember her saying "Boud-what?"  Now when I give a baby gift or when I'm asked for new mom advice, I immediately tell my friends about Boudreaux.  


Ok.  So I have to know.  Am I the only one who had a rough go of it as a new mom?  I'd love to hear your "ah-ha" moments or maybe you have some helpful hints on how you prevent or treat diaper rash.  Or maybe you just have a funny story to tell about your experience with Boudreaux's.  Either way, I'd love for you to watch this hilarious video and then add your comments below for a chance to participate in this giveaway!



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98 comments:

  1. I'm from south Louisiana where "Boudreaux" is a very common Cajun name. Boudreaux's Butt Paste is one of our best exports! :)

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  2. We use Butt Paste all the time. My daughter is a gymnast and we use it on her hands for her rips. Love the stuff. Happy almost birthday to your Lucy!

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  3. I am expecting a new baby soon and have received some in several gifts already! I have it waiting for our sweet baby!

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  4. Diaper rash is the worst, and my eldest had a couple, but after switching to natural bleach-free diapers our kids did not get them. Butt paste was effective - my own mom used it as well - but we were very lucky to not be plagued by diaper rash!

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  5. My oldest would get bad diaper rashes all the time. Boudreaux's worked great. The only other thing that worked for us was Corona cream (used for far animals also!)

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  6. My new mom tip is to not always listen to grandparents! Trust your own instincts…they’re usually right.



    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  7. Shared the video on Twitter–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/303898754233294848

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  8. I felt the same way when my kids were smaller especially with the first two! I felt almost overwelmed to get everything "right". Now that they are teenagers I look back and wish I would have relaxed a little more and just enjoyed their sweetness because they were so sweet. Those times go by so quickly as I know everyone says so if you can slow down and relax and enjoy every moment you will be so thankful when they get older that you took the time to enjoy the baby stage:) I love reading your post. You are such a wonderful mom and your family is inspirational:) God bless!!!!!

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  9. This was a really cute video. Being an older first time mom - I felt like I had to do everything 'perfect' but soon found out that there is no 'perfect' way. Only the way that is right for your family! My niece had a baby shower over the weekend and one of her gifts was the Butt Paste!

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  10. I've never tried this brand of rash creme, but I've heard good things about it. My advice would be to just enjoy the time and not stress over all the little things. RELAX! Easier said that done. I have to say that video is one of the corniest I've ever seen! Ha, ha!! Please enter me for the chance to win!

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  11. I use baby powder and baby wipes to prevent diaper rash

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  12. shared the video:

    https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/303915389530812416


    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. The biggest mistake I made prior to having my first child was reading a certain very opinionated parenting book. It basically made you feel like if you didn't parent the way they described from the time your baby was born you were a failure and that's exactly how I felt. When my son didn't get into the feed-wake-sleep cycle as soon as they said he should I felt like a failure. When breastfeeding didn't go over well with him I felt like a failure and so on. I was so stressed out trying to do everything perfectly the first 3 months of my son's life that I missed out on just enjoying him. Obviously as he got older we got in a groove and things got increasingly easier, but I regret to this day stressing over the little things like I did. I missed out. Sometimes I wish I could have a do over. BUT...I learned from that and when I had my daughter I made a conscious decision to just enjoy her and not sweat the small stuff. What a difference! As far as Boudreaux's Butt Paste...it was given to me as a gift when my son was born and I continued using it for all 3 of our kids. :) Love it!

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  14. I did have a more difficult time with my first born, I think that is normal. He had reflux and colic so it was a challenge. With the second I was more prepared. As for treating rashes, I always found a night time diaper rash relief cream was most effective and
    I also changed their diapers more frequently. This seemed to help.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  15. it's been a long time since I've had a baby but I remember changing diapers frequently and using a diaper rash ointment

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I got it for gifts too as a first time mom. It was always funny to hear people tell me to use "butt paste!"

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  17. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/304061648669388801

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. You are not alone, as a clinical pharmacist for a large medical group many peds docs wondered why they couldn't find bordeaux butt paste to order. Funny part was we didn't know how to spell the drug nor find it, so it took a little while to find it to help a bunch of pts, sorry kids and mom's was not trying to slow down the show, just didn't know what you were all talking about

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  19. Loved that little paste too! We also use baking powder....toss a a bit in bathwater and it coats the skin and eliminates the red almost instantly! Love that tip I picked up as a new mom!

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  20. Kate - I'm not a mother but have used the Boudreaux's Cream for myself....We went to get a flu shot in the middle of the night (literally 2 a.m.) a few years ago....I had not worn a bra under my shirt as I had a huge chafed area (heat related). The wonderful Walgreen's pharmacist pulled the screen and as i pulled out my arm for the shot - I quickly said that I was without lingerie....she said no problem and noticed the area and took me to the children's isle....she pointed to the Boudreaux's and said "try it"....she laughed at the look on my face but then explained what it was for and promised it would help. As we checked out the cashier (an older lady) said "good stuff".....I went home and immediately applied the cream....the stuff is MAGIC! Chafed / heat rash was gone in almost 24 hours. Thanks for sharing your Mom lessons with us!

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  21. I have always used Boudreauxs!!! I used it with both my boys. I still use it with my 5 year old!

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  22. I used Boudreauxs with our kids and now I use it for around my J-Tube for the skin that breaks down from the drainage. j-pennington@ live.com and my blog is
    www.penningtontree.blogspot.com jamie

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  23. We use a barrier cream (Boudreaux's actually), change diapers regularly and give our sons oatmeal baths since it really seems to help with irritation.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  24. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/304266688046694400
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  25. this is the product we use, we also cloth diaper and i think that keeps rashes down too

    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  26. tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/304323214996283392 thismomwins@gmail.com

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  27. Being sure to change diapers often, keep the skin clean, and using a skin protectant, works well.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  28. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/304344550783197184
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  29. The first time someone recommended Butt Paste I thought they were joking! Now when I recommend it to friends I get those same strange looks!!

    Amanda B.

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  30. I remember seeing that when I registered for my baby shower! Of course, I had to have it. Low and behold, it actually worked! The stuff was great. My son is almost 6 now......I concur with your thoughts about time flying by. Makes me miss those butt paste days! Ha!

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  31. Dude, I have 5 kids born in 6 years, and we used to buy Boudreaux's in those 1 lb tubs. Best stuff ever- even smelled good. Looked kind of nasty, though.

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  32. Keep them clean, dry, and change their diaper often too help prevent as well as use this butt paste

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/Giveawayhog/status/304762053862772737

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. we use all organic diapers and wipes

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/304764109038186496

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  36. I think frequent diaper changing and letting the kids go diaper-free now and again have helped a lot to treat and prevent any diaper rash issues. I definitely feel more confident in my parenting now that I have a second child!

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  37. Lots of cream, applied multiple times a day

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  38. https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/305156328798691328

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  39. I used Desitin, then patted it with baby powder, making sure it stayed on for a longer time

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  40. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/305178080270483457

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  41. The best way to prevent diaper rash is to wash and dry the area often. Keep it clean. If all things fail, make sure you have Boudreaux's Butt Paste on hand! ;)


    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  42. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/305212444035391488



    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  43. Frequent diaper changes and airing the area out as much as possible.

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  44. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/305302380327604224

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  45. I was desperate when I found Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I can't even remember how I found it but was so glad I did! Now, I'm just glad to be past the stages of diaper rash ;)

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  46. In addition to change diapers more often, we used chamomile
    cream to help.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  47. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/305894559076990976

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  48. Changing a wet diaper as soon as possible and I let my little one run around naked after the bath to air/dry out. We can't live with a barrier cream like boudreauxs

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  49. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/mentormommyof2/status/306424830360702976

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  50. Diaper rash was a problem for my babies too. I can remember them hating diaper changes because of the pain and using Desitin, Vaseline, powder, etc. Unfortunately I didn't have Bourdeaux back then.

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  51. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/306466954171019264

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  52. Staying on top of diaper changes, using butt paste, and frequent diaperless fresh air & sunshine.

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  53. https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/307404870275715072

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  54. Cute Video....we love butt paste at our house!

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  55. I changed cloth diapers often and let him air dry.

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  56. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/307963049464180736

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  57. I had no clue and had to figure things out as I went along! I was in my mid twenties and my 4 month old was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis which has left her partially paralyzed, With that, there seemed to be no one to turn to for advice! However, 16 years later, whatever I did, we came through it like champs! My ah-ha moments have been many because as a mom, I screw up all the time, but my kids and husband usually laugh at (with) me to make and make me feel better! I will have to try this cream when baby #4 gets here in a few weeks! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  58. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/308058884470358017

    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  59. I would say you learn as you go. but frequent diaper changes help and giving them a bath helps soothe their bottom. I also like using diaper rash ointment.

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  60. tweet

    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/308073271667064832

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  61. My best tip for preventing and healing diaper rash is, to let my son go without a diaper for 30 minutes , twice a day, to air out his little bottom…it works wonders!

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  62. Tweet https://twitter.com/Mollydoo2/status/308238756564066305

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  63. Frequent diaper changes, soothing baths and diaper ointments all seemed to help. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/status/308257238554914817
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    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  65. When my first child was born I was married less than a year and in a foreign country far away from close friends and family. I read every parenting book I could get my hands on (the internet was far in the future). Through trial and error I learned air drying little bottoms and lots of powder worked pretty well but I wish I had known about Butt Paste.

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  66. Change diapers often and use an ointment at bedtime.

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  67. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/309015731452907521

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  68. My mom said I never had diaper rash as a baby - she used cloth diapers, baby powder and did frequent diaper changes. She also made sure I aired out a while before putting on the fresh diaper.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/309569485625516032

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Always have baby wipes handy! They are lifesavers!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  71. We would try to prevent diaper rash by changing the baby as soon as possible after the diaper is soiled. We also used creams on rashes.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  72. tweet-https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/311486649022418948

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  73. Love the butt paste! I use that and have a lot of luck with it!

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  74. Vaseline works well at preventing diaper rash in the first place! Thanks for a super
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  75. My roughest time as a new mom was those first few days in the hospital. I think because I was older the staff figured I knew everything already and didn't help.

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  76. I loved Boudreaux's when mine were little!

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  77. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/312252693081108480

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  78. I haven't had to deal with diaper rash personally but I've learned from my friends that Butt Paste is miracle stuff and I include it with my gift at every baby shower.

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  79. My tip is to change your babies diaper often and let them run around without a diaper from time to time

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  80. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/312318174257360897

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  81. To prevent diaper rash is to change the diaper often and keep the area clean and dry. To treat the diaper rash is to use the Boudreaux's Butt Paste, it's the best and works well.


    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  82. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/312484521947828226


    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  83. My mom swore by a combo of 100% cotton cloth diapers and corn starch. I don't know if this is still done, but thought that I would put that out there!

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  84. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/312608193094234112
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  85. Highly recommend! I have a daughter age 7 with rash issues there ... Tried a&e, desitin, lotriman, Vaseline, steroid based, cortisone, etc... Only this worked!!! I use the extra strength version :)

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  86. To prevent diaper rash: dry thoroughly, leave the diaper off a bit, and apply a small amount of coconut oil

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  87. our little guy is 4 months, and no diaper rash yet, so we haven't had to do anything :)

    my parenting tip is don't sweat the small stuff!

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  88. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/318799663706804224

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  89. I'm a HUGE fan of Butt Paste. When that doesn't do the trick, I rely on fresh air.

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  90. Keep them as dry as possible while in diapers and let that
    butt air dry when you can.

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  91. Tweet:https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/322734446593835008

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  92. The best tip to prevent diaper rash is to keep things as dry and as clean as possible. But if it's too late, a little oatmeal in a bath can really sooth things!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  93. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/323258138662928386


    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  94. haven’t tried it yet

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  95. The cotton diapers that were available when my kids were small gave them a bad rash. It helped me to switch to disposables which kept their bottoms dryer. Nowadays the cloth diapers do a much better job.

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  96. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/372828998335623168

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