How To Treat Diaper Rashes & Skin Problems In Babies

Diaper rashes are the first introduction to pain and rashes for a baby and they definitely are very scary for them. Even for the mothers, it is very hard to see their loved ones cry in pain. Many a times, it takes days for the rashes to heal completely and till then it just gets heavy on the babies to bear the irritation and pain.

There are a lot of treatments you could do for it and heal your baby’s delicate skin. I am sure you would be relieved to know some sure shot quick treatments as mentioned below. You must know these and use them regularly to treat those ugly rashes. Do not ignore the rashes as they are quite painful and they would seldom go on their own. Have a look at some quick solutions.

Apply Breast Milk to the rashes

Yes you read it right! Breast milk works wonders on kids. If you are breast feeding, try and drop a few drops of your milk on the baby’s affected areas including genitals. Let it air dry before you put a diaper on the baby again.

Apply Coconut oil

Coconut oil has been known for its soothing effect. It is equally good on rashes. Apply a decent amount on your baby’s skin and you will soon find the baby relaxed. Coconut oil should rather be used regularly on the skin once the baby is over a year old.

Try Oatmeal

Don’t be surprised. Powdered oatmeal mixed with water has been tried to be a lot helpful for diaper rashes. Blend some oatmeal and then mix it in water until it turns a little silky. Now let the baby soak in the tub with water and oatmeal for about 20 minutes. Do ensure the oatmeal is perfectly blended to powder.

Yoghurt is good

Applying a thick layer of yoghurt on the affected area every time before a diaper change, is good until you see the diaper rash disappear.

Baking Soda works

Mixing 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda into water and soaking the baby into it helps to relieve him off the irritation and pain of the rash. It has anti-bacterial qualities which help relieve the delicate skin of a baby.

Vinegar can be tried with water

Diluting a few drops of vinegar in water and wiping the kid with it can also take care of a diaper rash. It is not very widely accepted but some experts feel that vinegar’s anti-bacterial qualities help relieve the kid sooner than other creams.

Apart from these, one must leave the baby nude for some time for their skin to have the feel of fresh air. Keeping the baby in diapers all the time is not very healthy for their genital and back skin. The skin needs some fresh air and this has to be provided to them on a daily basis.

Also, instead of those synthetic perfumed wipes, we must ensure to use towel based wipes or towels soaked in warm water to clean the baby. This ensures that alike the perfumed wipes the baby’s soft skin which is still raw is not stung. Also, those wipes could hurt more on the affected area due to a burning sensation they could cause.

I hope this was useful.

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