It seems no matter how hard you try, sooner or later your baby will develop diaper rash — especially during the hotter months of the year. But don’t worry, you’ll find the absolute best solutions for diaper rash right here!
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Absolutely Best Solutions for Diaper Rash
- Cornstarch. It’s natural, simple and doesn’t cause infections in baby girls like baby powder does. It’s mom recommended — and cheap!
- Coconut oil. Have you noticed I’m kind of a huge fan of this amazing oil? I seriously use it on almost everything — hair, face, skin and nails. And yes, moms, you can use it on your baby’s diaper rash. Moms across the web constantly proclaim that it works faster and is more effective than your typical diaper rash cream.
- Olive oil. When I’m out of coconut oil, I reach for olive oil. It’s amazing and highly effective for so many ailments — including your baby’s diaper rash. The next time your infant becomes itchy and red, had to your kitchen and grab your fave brand of extra virgin olive oil because it’s the most concentrated form.
- Butt paste. I cringe when I type the name of this product, however I can’t leave it out! I have used it for my kids and other moms consider it a definite necessity in their nursery! Once you try butt paste, you’ll never turn back to the cheaper, watery, diaper creams!
- Warm baths. Soak your baby’s bottom in a warm bath for 10 minutes, 3 times a day, if the skin is very raw. Add 2 Tbsp of baking soda to a baby tub, a basin of warm water, or a bathtub. Remember, do not bathe a baby until the umbilical cord has fallen off, and never leave a child alone while he or she is in the bath.
- Different diapers. Sometimes the materials the diaper is made of (even certain cloth diapers) can cause the diaper rash. Simply switching the diapering material can help clear it up quickly and prevent recurring diaper rashes.
- Fresh air. If you’re at home, let your baby go commando and leave off the diaper or plastic pants for several hours. Fresh air helps the skin dry out and heal.
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