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What are different home remedies for Diaper Rash? – Part 1

What is meant by Diaper Rash?
• Baby’s skin is most sensitive and soft.
• Most of babies do come down with diaper rashes despite our efforts to prevent them.
• Diaper rash is what appears in the area covered by a diaper.
• Almost every baby is affected by diaper rash at least once.
• The common cause of diaper rash is that the diaper area is usually covered 24 hours with a diaper.
• The warm moist setting is just perfect for diaper rash eruption.

Preventing Diaper Rash
• Change diapers as soon as they get wet and messy.
• Wash and dry baby’s bottom.
• Pay special attention to creases and skin folds at each change.
• Avoid using too much pressure or scrubbing to the bottom.
• Wipe or pat gently.
• Wipe from front to back.
• This will avoid transferring bacteria to the genital area.
• Don’t secure the diaper too tightly.
• Allow some room for air to flow inside.
• Avoid using harsh or perfumed soaps when washing cloth diapers.
• Avoid plastic diaper covers.
• Rinse cloth diapers thoroughly with very hot water.
• Change baby’s diaper frequently.
• Let your baby go bare bottom from 15min-30 min a few times a day.
• Exposing the baby’s skin to air is a natural way to healing.

Home Remedies for treatment of Diaper Rash

• Wash the baby’s bottom with running tap water after every bowel movement.
• This will provide relief from diaper rash.
• Dab dry rash area with a soft cloth.
• Apply Vaseline or any rash-free creams or gel.
• Put some oatmeal in the bath water.
• Keep swishing this water around the area that has the diaper rash.
• Do this for about 15 minutes.
• Mix corn starch & Vaseline to make a paste.
• Put it on the rash and rash will be gone by the next diaper change.
• Generously rub the lanolin oil over affected area.
• The lanolin forms a waxy coating over the area and allows it to heal.
• It will also help in not becoming re-irritated with every diaper.
• Pour milk of magnesia all over the rash.
• Use this until rash disappears.
• Wash the baby’s bottom with warm water.
• Dry it properly.
• Take vegetable oil and pour it in the hand and apply it to the diaper rash.
• Put plenty of Vaseline on baby and diaper.
• This forms a waterproof layer between baby’s skin and diaper.

Other Home Remedies

1. Baking soda
• If baby’s bottom is very raw, try giving a sitz bath for 10 minutes.
• Do this 3 times a day.
• Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the tub of warm water.

2. Cornstarch
• A nice patting of cornstarch helps dry up damp areas.
• It reduces friction caused by elastic in diapers.
• When applying, first shake the cornstarch into your hand.
• Avoid store-bought talcum powders.
• Talcum is dangerous for babies to inhale.

3. Maalox
• It can prevent diaper rash on babies by cooling irritated skin.
• It neutralizes acid.
• With a cotton ball, apply a small amount of the liquid to baby’s bottom.
• Allow to dry before diapering.

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