8 Natural Ways to Treat Baby's Diaper Rash

Mary Hawkins | Aug 15, 2013 Baby
8 Natural Ways to Treat Baby's Diaper Rash
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It's the worst feeling in the world when we see our babies uncomfortable or in pain -- especially when they're suffering from a nasty case of diaper rash. Sometimes no matter what we do to try and prevent it, the poor little things wind up with a raw, red tushy -- which is no fun for anyone. We found some natural ways to get rid of diaper rash, because what's bad for baby is bad for mom. Read on for some fool-proof fixes! 

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When diaper rash strikes, there's no time to waste, so thank goodness there are most likely some excellent diaper rash soothers already on hand around the house. Many of these items make fantastic, alternative, natural diaper rash treatments, which can help baby (and parents) feel a little bit better. 

We've rounded up some fool-proof, natural diaper rash remedies, sure to help baby now. Remember, when choosing a cream or method to treat diaper rash, it's important to find something that will take care of the problem yet still be gentle enough for baby's delicate skin. We've included a couple remedies that fit the bill.

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Here are eight great natural treatments for treating diaper rash that should get the little one back to smiling again in no time. We know all to well that diaper rash is no joke and a hurting baby needs relief fast!

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  • Breast Milk

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    Are you believing this one? Yep. Literally applying breast milk to your baby's rash can help it heal. All you do is rub in a few drops and let it air dry before you put another diaper on your baby.

  • Coconut Oil

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    You probably already have it in your pantry, but who knew coconut oil could help with diaper rash? Simply apply a thin layer to the affected area to soothe baby's irritated skin.

  • Oatmeal

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    Yep. Oatmeal. Put it in a blender and mix on the highest setting until it turns into a fine powder. Mix it in a tub of water until it has a silky feel, then let your child soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes.

  • Yogurt

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    Make sure you are using sugar-free yogurt, and apply a thick layer to baby's diaper rash. Wipe it clean with each diaper change, and apply a new layer until it is gone.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

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    Use a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and dilute it with a half cup of water. Lightly dab it onto your baby's rash with a washcloth. It contains anti-bacterial agents to help combat the diaper rash.

  • Baking Soda

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    Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with your baby's bath water to make a soothing soak for irritated skin

  • Fresh Air

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    Let your baby go bottomless and diaper-free (lay down some absorbent towels or a crib protector first!) as much as you can to let the area air out. This allows the skin to breathe and heal.

  • Washcloth Wipes

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    Skip commercial wipes and use washcloths dampened with plain warm water instead. They won't sting raw skin or leave any residue.

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