Diaper rash is one of the most common conditions that happens to babies and almost half of them will have it at some point. Aside from the popular diaper creams on the market that can help with relieving your babies’ irritated skin, sometimes parents prefer using natural remedies instead. This informative resource at parenting.firstcry.com has some great ideas on how you can treat diaper rash with ingredients you can find in your own home.
Coconut has anti-inflammatory properties allowing it to soothe irritation. Coconut oil forms a protective layer on your babies’ bum keeping it hydrated. Wash your babies’ skin in warm water and dry completely. Apply coconut oil on your baby's inflamed areas.
Oatmeal helps ease discomfort and irritation of your baby's diaper rash. Add a tablespoon of oatmeal to your baby's bath and your baby sits in the oatmeal bath for about ten minutes. When drying, make sure to pat gently on the irritated areas to avoid further inflammation.
Using plain yogurt as a diaper cream substitute is a great, natural way to treat diaper rash. Yogurt fights inflammation and moisturizes the baby skin. Apply yogurt as you would diaper cream and put on a clean diaper.
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties allowing it to replenish and ease your baby's irritated skin. You can use bottle aloe gel or fresh aloe in order to treat your baby’s discomfort. Apply aloe vera on clean skin and wait a few minutes to dry before putting on another diaper.
Baking soda helps cure raw or irritated skin and promotes faster healing. Mix baking soda with warm water and cleanse the rash with this solution. Use the solution for about five to ten minutes daily. Make sure the area is completely clean and dry before applying a new diaper.
Epsom Salt Baths
Epsom salt has anti-fungal and high magnesium properties allowing it to the soothe skin from irritation. Add about a cup of epsom salt to your baby’s bath and soak for fifteen minutes. Repeat this about once or twice a week.
We hope that these ideas can help relieve your little one’s bum and prevent further irritation. Do you have any other natural remedies that have worked for you? Comment below and let us know!