Nothing breaks a mother’s heart more than when my little one has a painful diaper rash. I wanted to find a way to quickly treat my daughters diaper rash, so that she can be comfortable and happy again. After some research I found three ways to naturally treat diaper rash.
(These tips come from the site “Baby List“)
It’s best to head off diaper rash before it happens and take action as soon as you see any sign of it. Here are some steps you can take:
- Change diapers often to avoid long contact with moisture.
- Apply diaper cream at every diaper change to create a protective barrier that keeps moisture out.
- Treat diaper rashes with cream at the first sign to soothe and calm raging red skin.
- Go diaper free for a really uncomfortable rash (this can get messy, but sometimes a bare bottom is necessary).
Homemade Diaper Wipes
The amount of wipes you want to make will dictate the amount of baby wash and water you use. I start by mixing the water and baby wash in the container. I then place the rags one by one, into the soapy water, making sure the rags soak up all of the water. I will then pour more water over the rags, and put the lid on the container. Now you have homemade diaper wipes.
I suggest using baby wash that is delicate in skin, and fragrance free. Using regular rags will irritate your little ones bottom so it’s important that you use baby rags, because they are softer on their skin. I also use warm water to make the rags, but that is just personal preference.
This is a simple, quick way to make a cooking mist, that you can spray on your babies bottom after cleaning them up. Just give two sprays in the little ones diaper area, and they will feel instant relief.
In your misting bottle, put about 20 drops of Lavender essential oil, and fill it the rest of the way with water. Lavender helps heal and soothe the skin, especially when your little one has diaper rash.
This isn’t really something to make. But it’s just some of my favorite natural diaper cream.