Sarah’s memory of postpartum recovery led to this brainstorm:
My toddler had a diaper rash and would not put a diaper on for anything. We tried putting him in the bathtub, smeared him with every cream known to man, and even tried giving him some Motrin to get him to put a diaper on. He was still insistent that "it hurts."
For some reason, I had a flashback to when I gave birth and was in the hospital. They would give me ice packs that were really disposable diapers filled with ice cubes, and they were wonderful. I stuck his Pampers into the freezer, left them in there for 15 minutes and when I took them out, he let me put them on! "Ohhhhhhh cooool", he said, instead of "it hurts."