By Opal Victoria
You know that your baby’s skin is a very sensitive one. You follow all the instructions of the health consultant to make your baby’s skin avoid any kind of irritation or things alike. But a worrying thing for you is his developing of rashes in the diaper area. It is so uncomfortable for your baby and you can’t bear his distress. Usually, every baby has those rashes in his diaper area at least once. There are some natural remedies that you make your baby stop suffering from those unwanted rashes.
Air circulation – Remove the diaper. Let your baby remain naked on a towel. This thing done often would decrease the chance of development of rashes. You can also pin on a cloth diaper for better air circulation.
Cloth wipes and cleaning your baby – The baby wipes available in the market have perfumes and chemicals which are harmful for the delicate skins of babies. You better clean your baby with water and wipes made of cloth. Another option is to use a soft natural soapy solution for changes.
Natural detergents – What do you use to clean diapers? It is best to use natural detergents than a commercial one as the latter is very harsh. Also rinse the diapers for a couple of time.
Changing baby as frequently as possible – I know it is boring but thinking about his baby’s comfort you have to change his diapers whenever they get soiled. Fecal matter and urine are harmful for baby’s skin and the causes of skin rashes. These materials are more harmful when your baby commences taking in solid food. Babies feeding on breasts suffer less from those rashes. Discuss with your Pediatrician if you observe that your baby is bottle-fed but still the rashes are never waving goodbye.
Along with changing baby, change his diapers. Even you can start using different type of diapers. Cloth diapers are better for the babies who have chronic rashes. Avoid the perfumed diapers; instead go for the ones by Nature Boy & Girl, Tushies, seventh generation.
Yeast infection – Yeast infection or thrush can cause diaper rashes. The above mentioned tips can stop rashes but if they still persist consult a Pediatrician. Pediatricians generally prescribe antifungal; medication. Gentian Violet is also a good try and can be found in drugstores. Take recommendations from your doctor before buying it. Another tip is to dissolve a tablespoon of baking soda and soak cotton balls in it. Pat the cotton balls on your baby’s back after every change.
You can ask your doctor to recommend a brand or dose for acidophilus which can fight yeasts and are good to diminish rashes if those has occurred due to your baby’s taking antibiotics.
Bottom balm – a diaper rash natural cream is good for baby’s skin. Make sure the cream is made of natural ingredients like vitamin E, primrose oil, and calendula.
Consulting doctor – talk to doctor if the rash is persistent that is caused often by food allergy. The doctor may recommend a new diet chart.
About the Author: Opal Victoria is a day care professional. See more of her articles at
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