6 Popular Home Remedies for Handling Diaper Rash
Diaper or nappy rash is one of the most annoying things that often a first time mom has to battle with. And no matter what you do or how much care you take, you would have to face it at least once in early years of your baby’s life. So, instead of feeling guilty about it just be ready with the methods that can help you prevent the rashes as soon as they raise their ugly heads
A diaper rash is usually caused due to the reaction between the delicate skin of your baby’s bottom and the poop or pee residing in the diaper used to cloth it. In most cases the rash is pretty mild and you can easily treat it at home but in extreme cases you may need to see a doctor.
We have listed out some of the most popular home remedies for diaper rash that you can always count on.
It’s doesn’t matter which part of the country you are in, the blue bottle of Parachute Coconut Oil is something that we all are very much familiar with. This readily available bottle of coconut oil is excellent for treating nappy rashes naturally. As there are no chemicals in it you can use it without much worry. For best results, opt for virgin coconut oil, a tad costlier but the purest form of coconut oil.
Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
We all are aware of the multitude benefits of the thick and juicy leaves of the small wonder that the Aloe Vera plant is. It’s always handy to have at least one plant of Aloe Vera at home. Just cut open the leaf and extract the gel and apply it to your baby’s bottom. Let it dry before putting on a diaper.
There are a number of diaper rash creams formulated specially to prevent your baby from developing a nappy rash or to soothe them. These creams act as a barrier between the baby’s skin and the diaper to prevent any irritation.
Nappy creams are very convenient when you are on the go.
- Himalaya Herbal Diaper Rash Cream,
- Kiehl’s Diaper Rash Ointment,
- Dr. Reddy’s EziNapi Cream,
- Sebamed Diaper Rash Cream,
- Desitin Rapid Relief
- Mothercare All We Know Baby Nappy Cream and
- Chicco nappy cream are all quite popular creams for nappy rashes.
Soaking your baby for 15-20 minutes in a tub of water sprinkled with oatmeal powder is another popular method of diaper rash treatment with most moms. It’s very easy, dirt-cheap, involves no chemicals plus your baby is going to have lots of fun splashing the water. Try not to use the flavoured oatmeal though.
Two tablespoon full of baking soda, warm water and a bathtub are another favorite ingredients for nasty diaper rashes. You can give your baby this bath for about 10-15 minutes for 2-3 times a day. It makes the skin soft and smooth in just a few baths.
Many women claim that breast milk works much better than any other cream for treating nappy rashes. It’s also said that breast milk helps soothe cracked nipples. All you need to do is just express a bit of breast milk and apply it to the baby’s bottom. Don’t overuse as it can cause yeast infections. Let it air dry before you put a diaper on your baby.