Diaper rash occurs in a baby’s diaper because of it’s warm and moist environment for yeast to grow. It can appear in lighter cases as light and puffy, or in more serious cases as dark red and scaly.
Parents were once instructed to apply baby talcum powder because of its drying properties. However, research has shown that use of this product is not recommended. Opt for these at home and mostly natural remedies instead of reaching for a potentially dangerous chemical.
Change Diaper Frequently
Urine burns a baby irritated skin and worsens the diaper rash. To minimize pain and lessen the chances of the rash getting worse, frequently change your baby’s diaper. In some cases even changing their diaper as many as every 30-45 minutes is ideal.
Unfortunately, during the night, you don’t have the option to wake your baby and change their diaper 10 times. Instead, opt for a zinc oxide ointment and completely cover the baby’s skin under the diaper to protect from further irritation from urine during the long hours of the night.
Vinegar has natural bacteria fighting properties. Adding a teaspoon to a baby’s bath and letting them soak several times a day can greatly decrease the healing time for diaper rash.
Be careful to carefully measure out your vinegar portion, however. Too much vinegar can sting your baby’s eyes and dry out the skin. If too much vinegar is swallowed, it can also be harmful in a baby’s delicate tummy.
Oatmeal paste isn’t good just for diaper rash, it’s also great for adult skin! There are multiple different recipes out there, all involving crushing the oatmeal until it’s a powder. Choose your favorite recipe that works for you!
By adding a tiny bit of essential oils to this paste can not only leave your baby’s skin silky smooth but also leave their skin smelling amazing.
Coconut Oil is one of those things that is essential in your cupboard. It is naturally antibacterial and leaves your skin super soft. Because of its anti-fungal properties, it’s an ideal cream for baby diaper rash.
It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Sometimes you can find all natural coconut oil at the discounted grocery store. When this happens, do yourself a favor and grab two!
Baking soda neutralizes the acidity of urine and stops the growth of bacteria and fungus.
The nice thing about baking soda is that it is versatile when applying to diaper rash. It can be applied directly on the rash by mixing with aloe vera, or alternatively with yogurt, which also has bacteria fighting powers because of it’s live cultures.
Baking soda can also be poured into a bath directly with oatmeal for the ultimate hydrating soak. Pat baby down after the bath and apply coconut oil.