Home Remedies For Diaper Rash - Ease The Pain Naturally

Home Remedies For Diaper Rash – Ease The Pain Naturally

By: - Babies - September 2, 2011
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Diaper rash is one of life’s evils that everyone has to deal with in one way or another. You probably had it as a baby and if you are a parent or caregiver, you likely have tried to treat it. Many parents like to try natural home remedies for diaper rash instead of putting harmful chemicals or creams on their baby’s already sensitive skin. Diaper rash itself is caused by the wet, warm and dark areas hidden by the diaper become a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Not only are bacteria present, constant moving causes the skin to chafe against the wet diaper, making the area even more irritated.

Some of the most popular home remedies for diaper rash include removing the diaper completely. If you take your baby’s diaper off, of course, the diaper rash will clear up. This is, unfortunately, not the most sanitary situation unless your baby is somewhere like a washable rug or blanket. Some experts recommend keeping the diapers off as much as possible, others say that can really be a bad idea for obvious reasons.

Other home remedies for diaper rash include changing your baby often, avoiding commercial baby wipes and drying your babies bottom extremely well when you change them. It is also recommended that you avoid baby powder when changing as it can be more dangerous than helpful, especially if your baby is breathing the powder in. Air drying is the best way to make sure the bottom is dry.

If you are looking for topical solutions, diaper rash cream is always an option. The best diaper rash creams may depend on who you ask, but there are many that have good reviews. The best diaper rash creams are those that have all natural ingredients. Some of the brand names are Burt’s Bees and Erbaviva. Both are made with safe ingredients like chamomile, echinacea and bees wax.  Other home remedies are similar to the best diaper rash creams but are not creams. They include a light spray of chamomile tea to ease the irritation and wiping the irritated areas with a white vinegar solution which is 8 parts water to 1 part vinegar.

Changing your diaper brand if you are using disposables and avoiding plastic pants can also help get rid of diaper rash. If you notice your baby’s bottom is extremely red, is bleeding, oozing or causing them extreme discomfort, get a doctor to evaluate. There may be a prescription medication solution to this problem.