Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

In general, a lot of babies are suffering from the problem of diaper rash. The main reason behind the problem of diaper rash is that the children are exposed to wet diaper for an extended period. The other causes behind this are yeast infections, the sensitivity of the diaper, digestive problems, etc. Some of the common symptoms that are associated with it are inflammation, red skin, and blisters.

So, it is essential that you treat your children with diaper rash.  There are a lot of ways through which healing of the diaper rash can take place such as vegetables, herbs, fruits, etc. So, here is the list of home remedies for diaper rash that would help you out to solve the problem.

Vinegar

Vinegar

The process is quite simple to follow such as you would have to pour ½ cup of vinegar into a ½ cup of water and then mix them well. Use the following water to wipe the hip of the baby focusing on the area affected by rashes. This will give much-needed relief to your baby as well as eliminate the smell of urine.

Tree Tea Oil Combined with Coconut Oil

tea tree oil or coconut oil

Coconut oil, as well as tree tea oil, has anti-fungal properties associated with it that help to treat diaper rash. All you need to do is take two teaspoons of both the oil and then mix both the oils together.

Apply few drops of the oils in the diaper area of the baby and further allow it to sit for few minutes. Further, make your baby wear a new diaper. Use the following application 2-3 times in a day to get useful results.

Olive Oil

olive oil

Olive oil is quite safe and natural for the application on the skin of the child. It has anti-inflammatory properties that may soothe the skin of your child as well as the redness. Also, olive oil is also equipped with anti-microbial properties that help in the healing of the skin infections.

To start the process, you need to mix one teaspoon of olive oil into one teaspoon of water and then mix them so that a white color mixture is being created. Further, clean the infected area of the skin and then allow it to dry. After this, apply the solution to the diaper rash and then make your baby wear a clean diaper.

Warm Bath

baby bath

This is undoubtedly one of the best home remedies for diaper rash. If you want your baby to get rid of the following problem, then it is recommended to opt for a warm bath for your baby.

The process that is involved in the following is quite simple, and all you have to do is place the warm water in the bathtub of your child and allow your baby to sit in it for 15 minutes. Use the following application three times a week to get satisfactory results.

Epsom Salt in Combination with Baking Soda and Warm Water

epsom salt

Taking a regular bath adding Epsom salt and baking soda to it will help your baby to get away from diaper rash. To begin with, add warm water to the bathtub of the baby and further add Epsom salt and baking soda into it. Allow your baby to sit on it for a time span of 10 minutes. Also, dry out the infected area and apply the following solution 2-3 times in a day.

Coconut Oil

coconut oil

It is considered as a natural ingredient that helps in treating a lot of skin problems, and it is even useful in treating diaper rash. It comes up with antifungal properties that help to get rid of the diaper rash.

To start off, wipe the infected area of the baby after you have changed the diaper of the baby or after your baby has taken a bath. Use your fingers to massage on the affected area of your baby and further allow it to dry before you wear a new diaper. Use the application daily to get the desired result.

Maalox

maalox

Maalox helps in neutralizing the infected skin of your child and further assists in making it cool. Hence, it is deemed as one of the best home remedies for diaper rash.

To start off, take a cotton ball and soak it in Maalox. Further, apply it in the infected area of the kid and allow it to dry completely. Finally, make your baby wear a new diaper.

Beeswax

beeswax

Beeswax is one of the natural home remedies for diaper rash that you can use. Take a saucepan and put ½ cup of Shea butter, one tablespoon of Beeswax and ¼ cup of coconut oil into it and further allow it to heat so that the mixture is melted. Once it melts, you can add two tablespoons of vegetable glycerin into it.

Further, make a creamy solution by mixing it in an immersion blender. Allow it to store in an airtight jar so that it can cool down to form a thick paste. Finally, apply it directly to the infected skin of the child.

Plantain

plantain

Plantain comes up with anti-allergic properties that help in getting rid of diaper rash that is caused by allergic reaction. Also, it also relieves and soothes the inflammation that is caused by diaper rash.

The process is quite simple, and you would need to put plantain oil directly on the bottom of your body and massage it for few minutes. This would eventually help you to heal diaper rash. Further, allow it to dry for 5 minutes and then make your baby wear a new diaper.

Cranberry Juice

cranberry juice

The constituents present in the cranberry juice protect the baby from the bacteria that lead to diaper rash and hence it is one of the best home remedies for diaper rash.

The process is quite simple to execute and all you need to serve your baby with the cranberry juice. Repeat the following application regularly so that your baby gets rid of the problem quickly.

Aloe Vera Gel with Baking Soda

aloe vera

The combination of Aloe Vera gel alongside baking soda also helps in treating the diaper rash. First of all, take two tablespoons of lard and put aloe Vera gel into it and further mix it. The, wipe the bottom of the baby with lukewarm water and then allow it to dry. Further, apply a thin layer of the lard mixture into the diaper area of the baby and then rub around some baking soda into it. Finally, make your kid wear a new diaper.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

grapes

Grapefruit seed extract, in general, is used as a skin cleanser but at the same time it comes up with a property that helps to fight with germs and moreover give you quick relief from the problem of diaper rashes.

Take 5-6 drops of grapefruit seed extract and dilute it with water. Further, wipe the bottom of the baby with the following and repeat it on a regular basis to get quick relief from the problem.

Petroleum Jelly

petroleum jelly

Babies have the habit of soiling the diapers and hence causing a lot of problems.  To, treat the following; first of all, you would need to address the following by washing the bottom of the baby and then drying it with a cotton towel.

Further, apply a little amount of petroleum jelly into it. It will give the much-needed protection to your baby from diaper rashes. Use this regularly, and you will witness diaper rashes disappearing pretty quickly.

Cornstarch

Cornstarch

Cornstarch works magnificently by keeping the bottom of the baby dry as well as helping in absorbing the moisture.

Wash the baby bottom with little lukewarm water and then allow it dry naturally using a clean cloth. Further, apply a little cornstarch powder in the area affected by diaper rash and then put on a new diaper. Use this every day to get the best results.

Oatmeal

oatmeal

Oatmeal has a compound present in it known as saponin which assists in removing moisture and dirt and hence quite helpful in treating diaper rash.

Take about one tablespoon of dry oatmeal and then mix it with water by which you are going to make your bath. Use this treatment two times in a day to get the best results.

Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural home remedy of diaper rash, and it has a lot of benefits associated with it.

Just take a cup of apple cider vinegar and add it to the bathwater of your baby. After a few applications, your baby would be free from the entire problem caused by diaper rash.

Conclusion

The above mentioned home remedies are the best for treating the diaper rashes. Make sure you follow the procedure correctly to get the desired results. You should from time to time keep changing the diaper.

Moreover, if you have any doubts, then feel free to ask in the comment box below.