The Two Best Diaper Rash Home Remedies

Using baking soda and coconut oil are two of the best diaper rash home remedies I have found for my babies.

The Two Best Diaper Rash Home Remedies

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All three of my kids have suffered from pretty bad diaper rashes. I have sensitive skin and it’s looking like they were unlucky enough to get that from me. This is why I think diaper rashes have been so common for them. Thankfully my daughter and son’s diaper days are long gone, and now we only have to worry about this condition in our 3-month-old baby girl.

When it comes to our little girl, we cannot go one diaper change without using diaper cream, or else a rash quickly develops. The cream we have found to be the most effective is this one.

However, there are times when even a good slather of this ointment does not help alleviate her rashes. For such cases I turn to the two best diaper rash home remedies I have used ever since my 6-year-old and 4-year old were babies. These remedies are always the key to healing my poor babies’ sore pompis.

(Please keep in mind, it is always best to consult with your doctor before trying anything, especially with small children.)

Remedy One: Baking Soda in Warm Bath

Baking soda has antibacterial properties that help combat the bacteria caused by diaper rashes. In addition, the warm water helps soothe the irritated skin.

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  • First, run a warm a bath and mix in about 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the water.
  • Sit your baby in the bath for about 10 minutes and wash the irritated area with warm water only (no soap as it can irritate the skin even more).
  • Even if it is not bath time, you can still follow this tip and have your baby sit in the water for about ten minutes and rinse the affected area with the water. Do this two times a day to help heal the rash.

Remedy Two: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are amazing at relieving diaper rashes. I turned to coconut oil a lot when my son had a persistent yeast diaper rash as a baby and it worked wonders!

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  • After the bath, make sure to completely dry your baby off. Next, take about half a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it in your clean hands until it melts.
  • Then rub the coconut oil all over the affected area and let it dry before putting on a fresh diaper.
  • Be sure to continue to use the coconut oil as a diaper cream until the rash goes away.

Usually, it only takes a day or two of using these remedies for a diaper rash to go away completely. I hope you have great results too!

What home remedies do you have to relieve diaper rashes? Share your tips in the comments below.

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12 Comments to “The Two Best Diaper Rash Home Remedies”

    1. everydaylatina Author

      They really work too. My kids have really sensitive skin and are so prone to diaper rashes and this has always done the trick.

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