August 18, 2023

How to Fix Diaper Rash Naturally

Diaper rash is one of the most common issues parents face, especially in babies, as it can occur due to an irritant from a wipe or diaper, yeast infection, or even chafing. Fortunately, there are some natural ways to fix a diaper rash and prevent it from happening again.

Wash the area with warm water or a mild baby cleanser, using a soft washcloth or gentle wipe. After washing, gently pat skin dry — don’t rub because this can aggravate the damaged skin. If you used an ointment or paste at the previous diaper change, leave it on – this will help protect your baby’s delicate skin from dirt and friction.

Alternatively, you can apply an over-the-counter diaper rash cream or ointment like A + D, Balmex, Desitin, Triple Paste or Lotrimin (for yeast infections). Some products also contain zinc oxide, which forms a protective barrier against the irritation caused by feces and stool.

Another natural and easy remedy is oatmeal, which provides relief from diaper rash pain and irritation. Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with bath water and let your baby sit in the tub (hold him if needed). Once he’s out of the bath, gently pat his skin dry — don’t rub because that can aggravate the irritation. For maximum healing power, try this twice a day. Also consider extending bath time, so your baby spends more time out of a diaper and can allow his skin to breathe.


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