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.

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Both of my kids have suffered from pretty bad diaper rashes. I have sensitive skin and it’s looking like both of them were unlucky enough to get that from me. This is why I think diaper rashes are so common for them. Thankfully my daughter has been fully potty trained for a while and we only have to worry about this condition in my son.

Last night was one of those times. I was getting both kids ready for bed. As I changed my little boy’s diaper, I noticed a terrible red, splotchy rash all over his diaper area. As I carefully wiped him, he winced and began to cry. I knew the rash was pretty irritated and was really bothering him.

I quickly jumped into action and turned to the two best diaper rash home remedies I have found to relieve and soothe my poor babies’ sore pompis.

Baking Soda in Warm Bath

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

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  • First, I ran a warm a bath and mixed in about 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the water.
  • I sat my son in the bath for about 10 minutes and washed 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.

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 last year and it worked wonders!

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  • After the bath, I made sure to completely dry him off. Next, I took about a half a teaspoon of coconut oil and rubbed it in my clean hands until it melted.
  • I then rubbed 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.

This morning when my baby boy woke up, his diaper rash was completely gone!

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


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    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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