This is a little late, but OP isn't your MIL the same lady that gives your son Tylenol for no reason? To make him sleep or something?
My son had a slight rash on his p***s and butt yesterday, and I put it on his butt and p***s. It doesn't hurt anything. And if there is a rash there I think that it is ok to put it there, as long as it is not internal ya know..
If you don't like her watching your son, and she always does something wrong like putting giving him tyenol, and putting diaper rash cream on his p***s for no reason than maybe you should look for someone else to look after your child.
Quoting Madison's Mama!:
My pedi told me that creams actually hold in moisture. My son had a little rash on his bum and we tried every cream possible until she advised me to try this powder called "Caldesene". It is a god send! It is talc and zinc oxide which is the main active ingredient in Destin. Anyway, this powder stays on all night long. After my son sleeping 10+ hours when you change him the next morning the powder looks as if it was just put on. So, if you have your MIL use this after every change you should notice a difference. This would also be good for her to use IF she isn't changing him as often as needed because the powder literately sucks all the moisture. Oh, and I put it all over him, top to bottom...
Oh, I find it at CVS or Walgreens. I have yet seen it sold at Wal Mart.
Quoting Ally Luvs Matthew:
I accidentally get diaper ointment on the head of my son's p***s sometimes b/c I'm clumsy/messy...and It's never bothered him. I imagine kids get diaper rashes all over their area, not just their little butts. So I'm guessing it's totally fine. :D
This is just a small, but I think meaningful, suggestion. Please don't refer to a boy's genitals as his "junk." Perhaps it's the way some young people are talking right now, but we as adults shouldn't reinforce this negative attitude toward the genitals. How we ever went from the "family jewels" to "junk" I'll never understand. A child will benefit the most from simple accurate terms like p***s, scrotum, testicles, and so on. A child's ability to communicate accurately and without inhibitions could save his life someday. Anything else, from "baby talk" to "junk" promotes shame and misunderstanding.