Natural Remedies for Diaper Rash
Using natural remedies for diaper rash, instead of using store-bought balms and ointments, can often lead to greater results and faster healing. Sometimes store-bought remedies don’t even work on your baby’s tender skin.
There are plenty of natural remedies out there to help ease your baby’s pain and discomfort.
First Things First:
First thing to do is bathe your baby in either plain warm water, or add some oatmeal to it. Once your baby is out of the bath, use a hair-dryer on its lowest heat setting and gently dry baby’s bottom. If you don’t have a hair-dryer, gently pat the bottom with a soft towel.
Then, let your baby have some diaper-free air time. Getting some air to the area is one of the most natural healing aids you can do. If your baby is not mobile, use a waterproof mat on the floor and place her there with some toys, or lay her on your chest with a towel. If mobile, you might have a harder time keeping your little one in one place, but still try to give them some air time.
If you are just changing a dirty diaper, avoid using commercial baby-wipes as they contain harsh amounts of alcohol, which can irritate baby’s skin even more. Make sure you dry the area thoroughly after cleaning, and then try to give some air time again.
Tried & Tested Natural Remedies for Diaper Rash:
Oliver Oil & Water:
Natural and healthy, olive oil has been used for centuries for all different kinds of ailments. Try whisking a tablespoon of olive oil with 5 drops of water until it forms a creamy smooth texture, then apply to baby’s clean, dry bottom.
Cod Liver Oil Capsules:
Another great natural remedy is to use cod liver oil capsules. Open the capsules and pour the oil over the affected area.
Essential Oils are wonderful products that can be used to naturally treat a number of problems. Tea tree is one of the best out there. This multi-use oil is effective against yeast, is antibacterial & anti-inflammatory and healing to wounds (vulnerary). Some others you could also try:
â€¢ Calendula Antiseptic & Soothing
â€¢ Comfrey Ultra Skin Healing
â€¢ Echinacea Antibacterial
â€¢ Chamomile Soothing & Gentle
â€¢ Lavender Anti-Inflammatory & Gentle
â€¢ Sandalwood Soothing & Gentle
â€¢ Myrrh Skin Rejuvenating
When using Essential Oils in their concentrated form, you’ll need to add them to a base oil first (Olive, Jojoba or Sweet Almond work well). The oils in their natural concentrated form will be too strong for baby’s delicate skin.
You can also find plenty of natural ingredient ointments on the market that may work well for your baby, including a lot with the above Essential Oils.