Top 7 Natural Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash
Many babies are born with sensitive skin. As a parent, we make every effort possible to prevent chemicals or allergens in touch with babies’ sensitive skins that trigger any types of skin irritations. Diaper rash is a common one that many babies experience during their 24-36 months long diapering life. The best way to combat the diaper rash perhaps is to start with a clean non toxic natural diaper like the Parasol Clear+Dry™ Natural Diaper.
Let’s dive a little deeper to help protect your precious babies’ skin health with a few natural remedies handy in your home.
What exactly is diaper rash? It's a common fungal infection called candida. When your baby's skin becomes irritated inside their diaper, the candida fungus grows more rapidly, causing inflammation and redness. These types of infections like warm, moist environments—which is exactly what you get when your baby is wearing a damp diaper for long periods of time. Luckily, there are many remedies for curing diaper rash naturally. To help you treat this skin irritation natural diapers are made so that it doesn't cause your baby any discomfort. We can help treat diaper rash with equally effective natural solutions and remedies. Here is the list of natural cures for diaper rash:
1. Baking soda
Baking soda has many uses, but did you know that adding a couple of tablespoons to your baby's bath can help heal diaper rash and lessen the redness?
After your baby's bath, simply take two tablespoons of baking soda and add it to the water. Then let you babysit in the water for 10 minutes. Or, if you are having a hard time getting your baby to sit still in the warm water, you can use a cloth to wipe the area with baking soda.
After that, just simply pat dry and use your natural baby diaper.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Is a great natural cure for diaper rash. The rash may be caused by either Fungal or Yeast infections. Fortunately, with Apple Cider Vinegar, you can treat it naturally. It kills bacteria that agitates the rash and prevents the growth of yeast. Use one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half a glass of water and apply with a towel, patting gently on the affected area. Dry well before putting on a clean non toxic diaper.
3. Plain Yogurt
Plain yogurt has so many great benefits. Not only is it packed with probiotics and good bacteria, but it also helps to re-establish the skin's own healing mechanisms and is a great natural cure for diaper rash. Natural unsweetened yogurt is a great natural skin moisturizer, so use it like cream to help heal diaper rash. One of the best natural anti-inflammatory foods.
After each diaper change, place some plain yogurt at room temperature on the affected area and then put a clean diaper on as usual. You can see results in just one day. You'll have your baby's bottom back to normal in no time!
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which means it will help reduce any swelling and redness on your baby's skin. It's also super soothing, which is why we recommend this as a treatment—and why we include this as the main ingredient in our natural baby wipes.
Choose a pure form of aloe, like Aloe Vera directly from the plant or aloe vera juice (not gel) to ensure it is unprocessed and that you are getting the full benefits. You can also add some essential oils, like calming lavender if you have one, to boost the benefits.
5. Infusions for compresses
You want to keep your skin looking healthy and smooth, and we want to help you do it. Using compresses as a way to reduce inflammation of the skin and keep it hydrated is a popular alternative to other treatments. Compresses can be made with infusions of chamomile flowers, mallow leaves, oats, or calendula. All are recommended for topical use in cases of dermatitis.
Preparing compresses at home is not difficult and all you need is water and the ingredients for the infusion. How to treat diaper rash naturally? Just follow these steps:
- Boil water in a pot
- Add the desired plant and let it boil for about 5 minutes
- Remove from heat and let it rest until it reaches room temperature
- Strain the liquid into a basin or container
- Moisten a gauze or cotton cloth in the infusion
- Place on baby's skin
6. Air dry
When your baby's bottom is still wet, you can't put on a new clean diaper. So, let the bottom air dry before putting on a clean diaper to help prevent diaper rash. You can snuggle with the baby while they air dry on the changing table or on a waterproof mat. If the baby is cold you can cover them with a cozy blanket that's washable while they air dry. With these simple tips, you can find a solution to your child's uncomfortable condition. Of course, if you notice that your baby's symptoms don't improve, or even if they get worse, don't hesitate to consult your doctor as soon as possible to evaluate all of your worries.
7. Switch to natural baby wipes
Babies have very sensitive skin, and many skincare products can irritate an existing diaper rash. Regular baby wipes contain substances like alcohol, fragrance, and parabens, which may further aggravate an already painful situation. Natural baby wipes are a better choice because they are made with gentle ingredients that won’t sting the baby's bottom when you’re trying to clean it before putting on a clean diaper!
Parasol Natural baby wipes are made up of 100% plant-based material that is sourced from sustainable forests, with no alcohol or fragrance. This pure, plant-based formula not only cleans effectively but nourishes and restores sensitive skin. It's the baby wipe that gets the job done with no chance of irritation—and it's kind to the environment.
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