Diaper Rash Remedies that are natural and soothing to offer relief for both your baby and you!
Diaper rash most
commonly occurs when a baby has diarrhea or when a soiled, even wet
diaper remains for an extended period of time since bacteria is one of the major causes of diaper rash, nappy rash or sore bum if you will!
So let's look at diaper rash remedies, as they say, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
Some babies have more sensitive skin than others, some have a more active bladder and bowel than others too, it's up to the parents to be aware and take care of them accordingly.
Keeping your baby clean and dry is the most important prevention.
The typical rash or blisters in diaper area is red, inflamed skin.
A more uncommon type of diaper rash is yellowish and crusty, there could also be spots or layers of infected skin on the bottom.
This is a bacterial infection often associated with a yeast rash also known as a yeast diaper rash.
Antibiotics can cause this kind of diaper rash since antibiotics indiscriminately kill good and bad bacteria, the resulting imbalance might trigger yeast infections.
This type of rash is more severe and may require a visit to your doctor.
First of all, you want your baby to be clean, to get bath remedies for diaper rash, go to baby baths
The oatmeal bath recipe or just adding 2 Tbs of baking soda to the bath water also helps with the rash.
After you allow your baby time to soak in this, make sure he or she is completely dry before putting on a diaper and avoid any products with chemicals. (wipes, powders, etc.)
A real light dusting of cornstarch or arrowroot is helpful.
Also, Dickinson's witch hazel applied with a cotton ball and allowed to dry will help heal the rash.
Keep your baby clean and dry and consider when laying down for a nap, partially removing the diaper to allow more air. (Don't forget to check out Mommy Help for more great baby advice)
Your baby's skin may also be very sensitive to chemicals, the disposable diaper you may be using such as huggies may be the cause.
Consider cloth diapers or buy natural chemical free diapers. Also, make sure your detergent is free of chemicals. Homemade Detergent
Hopefully you will be using the natural remedies we offer on this site.
Another one that would help with diaper rash remedies is this natural herbal wipe recipe.
2 C Water
1/2 C Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tbs Olive Oil
*3 drops tea tree oil
*3 drops rose oil
Mix solution together, spray on baby's bottom and wipe with soft cloth.
Note: * For babies under 6 mos., it's best to leave out the essential oils, it's not necessary.
I've been told from birth it's okay to use Chamomile, Lavender, Yarrow and Dill.
Yet, I'm not advising it because I don't know the quality of oil you may be using.
It's important to use only pure, quality oils, avoiding the synthetic oils completely.
Although, even using quality oils, you should still avoid Anise, Eucalyptus and Wintergreen on little ones under the age of two.
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