Last night was a horrible night. Stephen woke up at 10:00pm, 12:30am, 2:30am, and 5:30am. Every time was full-on crying, screaming, and complete neediness.
About a week ago, Jaime put baby oil on Stephen after a bath because recently his skin is so dry. I presume the cold, dry weather is the main culprit. The next night, he had a rash all over his stomach and back. We checked the baby oil and this is what it says on the back…
If rash occurs discontinue use.
We did not give it much thought besides mocking the obvious contradictions on the label. We stopped using baby oil on his skin, and the rash went away. Last night we tried a new solid food at dinner time. We gave him Fruit Medley Dessert and talked about giving him dessert for dinner. This morning, after last night’s debacle, we noticed a rash again. Around the same time he got his last rash, we tried another new food–Pears with Pineapple. My new theory is that the rash is caused by an allergy to pineapples. I think the allergy/rash is the reason he woke up so many times last night. If the rash clears up then we will try the baby oil again in a couple of days. It’s so hard to figure out. It’s also a little scary that the kid just breaks out in a bumpy rash like that. Allergies often have worse consequences that are unseen.
I hope I have it figured out. 2-3 hours of sleep just doesn’t cut it, and I’m worried about the little guy.