We took Jack to the pediatrician yesterday to get his skin checked out. The good news: he doesn’t have eczema. The NP said his skin is probably just irritated from the bubble bath we use. I thought all this time that the bubble bath was fine since it’s herbal/not chemical but I guess I was wrong. We ran out of the bubble bath recently anyway so we’ll see if his skin recovers without its use. I’ve been applying aquaphor after baths for quite some time but it doesn’t seem to be helping; I just bought some Eucerin lotion to add to our routine. The NP had no other useful suggestions but she did give me samples of things I won’t use. Anyone need some Boudreaux’s Butt Paste samples (can’t be used with cloth)?
I’d like to take a moment to complain about our pediatrician’s office. I have had issues with them in the past giving me wrong information about breastfeeding, and yesterday this NP straight out lied to me when I asked her if we could test him for food allergies (she said such a test does not exist). She is probably right about the bubble bath being problematic, but it is extremely difficult to trust anything these people say when they lie and give out incorrect information. Not only that, but I am always treated like I am worrying about nothing and shouldn’t even be there. Pricks.
The pediatrician’s office also notified us that they are moving to the next town north, which is completely inconvenient. We will most likely start going to a different pediatrician now (which we have avoided doing up until now because our current office is next door to us, and the nurse who administers immunizations rocks). There is an office close to my work and their doctors come highly recommended, so hopefully we will have a better experience there.
For now, we are avoiding everything in the legume family (unfortunately, that includes soy), but it seems Jack is okay with dairy and wheat (although I’m still being cautious).
I had the NP weigh Jack since I was figuring he was getting too big for the infant carrier his daycare provider uses, and yup! He is 25 lbs! Gosh!