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This is a common problem with people who wash their hands a lot, especially in the wintertime. I have no doubt that twins are harder on your hands than singletons. There are good suggestions above. Common errors people often make is using water that is too hot, a detergent hand cleanser that is too harsh, and not moisturizing immediately after washing hands ...


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In addition to frequent hand washing, the diaper wipes may be contributing in some cases. Even if they are non-alcohol based, if they're pre-moistened they almost certainly have at least a mild detergent in them (solely water-based wipes would be unsanitary as they would grow molds). Gloves of course can help here to create a barrier. Another solution ...


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White noise. I have just discovered that putting the hair dryer on cool and putting it near the changing mat is properly transformative. You have to turn it on before you start, but it seems to all but guarantee a tear free (for everyone) diaper change. We tried a white noise app but it doesn't cut it, the hair dryer is like magic!


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I had a similar issue with my son. My right thumb would crack to to point of bleeding. Moving from soap to non-soap cleaners (like Sorbolene) helped a little. I started using disposable gloves when changing him, this also helped. Eventually, I had to start using a mild cortisone steroid cream (1%) - this helped a lot. I saw a dermatologist who referred to ...


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I can't imagine this is a diaper related problem, but I can see a new parent having some relevant circumstances change: You're around children you want to protect from germs You're around children that are constantly making messes You may have your hands in water more from giving baths or hand washing baby bottles, dishes or clothes 1 & 2 mean you ...



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