Diaper rash is a common issue in all babies and seeing this on babies does not mean that child is being poorly cared for. In as much as diaper rash is common in babies, it is very important that it’s treated on time to avoid it developing into a yeast or bacterial infection,
Diaper rash presents itself in form of an inflamed skin and a rash in the diaper area, which includes the upper thighs, buttocks and genital area.
One of the major causes of this rash is prolonged exposure to a dirty diaper. Some other causes of diaper rash includes yeast infections, food allergies, digestive problems, sensitivity to the diaper, and poorly laundered diapers.
Here are 3 home remedies to treating diaper rash
When urine is stale, it becomes extremely alkaline in nature which can burn a baby’s soft skin. Vinegar come sin handy in balancing out the high PH.
- If you make use of reusable diapers or cloth diapers,simply rinse them in a vinegar solution. To amke this solution, add one-half cup of vinegar to half a bucket of water and use it to rinse your baby’s diapers. This will aids in the removal of any soap buildup in the diapers as well as urine smell.
- Wipe your baby’s bottom with a very weak vinegar solution and this can by made by adding one teaspoon of white vinegar to one cup of water. Use this solution to clean your baby’s bottom when changing the diaper. This procedure helps your baby’s bottom resistant to yeast.
2. Baking soda
This cooking yet powerful ingredient contains within it healing properties that can help treat diaper rash.
- Wash tour baby’s bottom when ever you change diaper with the baking soda solution. For the solution, simply dissolve two tablespoons of baking soda in about four cups of water. Then use a dry washcloth to pat the skin dry before putting on a clean diaper.
- Also you can give your baby a baking soda bath by adding two tablespoons of baking soda to a tub of warm water and give your baby a bath in it. Bath your baby in this solution for 10 minutes, three times a day. Lightly pat your baby’s skin dry with a clean washcloth.
3. Petroleum Jelly
Pediatricians, dish out this advise on most visits as it is very important. Pediatricians advise that for every diaper change, moms should apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the baby’s bottom as it helps keep the baby;s skin very soft. Apply petroleum jelly during every diaper change, provides protection for the diaper area from the effects of urine and feces.
On how to apply this.
- After removing a soiled diaper, ensure you clean your baby’s bottom with warm water.
- Dry your baby’s bottom well with a cotton towel, and then apply a protective coat of petroleum jelly on the bottom.
- Ensure you do this every time your baby needs a diaper change as this works like magic, making sure the rash disappears quickly.