While cloth diapered babies tend to have less diaper rash than those that use disposables, there are definitely babies who, even if they’re changed the moment they dirty a diaper, will get a rash.
So what’s a baby to do? You hear all about “cloth safe” ointments, avoiding this or having to use liners for that… but honestly, while a lot of the products out there are amazing, most of the time you can prevent and treat diaper rash with things you can find around your home. Like what you may ask?
Well, first, keep this in mind: baby’s skin should stay dry at the first sign of a rash. Only use water to wash the area, no chemicals, and give baby as much diaper free time as possible. Here are some cheap home remedies for diaper rash – try these next time your baby is plagued by a rash:
1. Baking Soda – add two tablespoons of baking soda to a baby tub full of warm water. Soak for 10 minutes 3 times a day.
2. Oatmeal – add 1 tablespoon to a bath to soothe baby’s skin. (Side note - don't do too too much oatmeal or you'll have a thin layer of oatmeal caked to the bottom of your tub - trust me, I've done it and it wasn't pretty)
3. Coconut Oil – use this to protect baby’s skin after every diaper change to prevent diaper rash but also great to use to help heal diaper rash.
4. Cornstarch – it can absorb moisture to keep baby’s bottom dry – use just a sprinkle after a diaper change.
What are some of your home remedies to help with diaper rash??