It all starts when you open that diaper and your baby whines. Then, you notice the red, swollen, even bumpy rash on her skin. Your baby’s skin is brand new and can be irritated for many reasons. Focusing on natural remedies can put your mind at ease when solving the itchy problem.
Air It Out
Feeling brave? Letting your child go bare while home can allow the rash to dry naturally by the open air. This can be a messy route, but has very quick results. Place a towel down while they play and allow an hour or two of diaper-less time while home and secure.
Baking Soda Bath
Fill a large bowl or a baby bathtub with lukewarm water and two tablespoons of baking soda. Allow your child to sit in the bath for up to 10 minutes. The baking soda aids in keeping the bottom dry and calms the irritated skin. Be sure to moisturize the area after bath time.
Fill a large bowl or a baby bathtub with lukewarm water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Allow your child to sit in the bath for 3-5 minutes. The ACV provides a natural way to calm and heal the irritated skin. Be sure to moisturize the area after bath time.
Coconut oil stays room temperature making it easy to grab during diaper changes with less mess. In its unrefined, extra-virgin form, coconut oil is filled with therapeutic compounds for your baby’s skin and it can help treat a diaper rash. The lauric and cupric acid in coconut oil kill bacteria and provide moisture. Meanwhile, the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil energize the healing process for skin cells by fueling their mitochondria.
The plant's alkalizing properties allow instant cooling. Be sure to grab pure aloe Vera juice (like the kind you drink) with no added ingredients. It is antibacterial, moisturizing and has antioxidants that promote healing. Use a cloth to apply the liquid to the effected area during diaper changes.
Aloe Vera juice is antibacterial, moisturizing and nourishing, with antioxidants that promote healing. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can take the pain and burning sensation out of a bad diaper rash.
We hope no matter which natural remedy you choose, it acts quickly and easily for you and baby is back to their happy, perfectly soft skinned self in no time.