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Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

 

 

By Helen Wright

Homemade diaper rash cream is an excellent alternative to store-bought diaper ointments if you want to avoid boric acid, camphor, phenol, methyl salicylate or compound of benzoin tincture. Some of these ingredients are harmful, and have been known to cause cancer and other serious health issues.

I strongly suggest you try out any of the two recipes to treat diaper rash. One is a medicated diaper rash cream while the other, an ointment, has the healing properties of essential oils. Both are highly effective in easing a red bottom or healing a diaper rash, no matter how severe. They also work wonders on any irritated skin, not just for treating baby diaper rash.

 

Make Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

Maalox is used to soothe the burning skin, reduces the pain associated with diaper rash and to neutralize the acidity of the rash.

Ingredients:

Maalox antacid

Lotrimin 1% cream (contains clotrimazole, anti-fungal medication)

A&D ointment

 

How to make homemade medicated diaper rash ointment:

Place equal parts of the above ingredients in a lidded container, and mix well. If you want to make a thicker cream, use less Maalox.

 

 

Homemade Diaper Rash Ointment Recipe

Aside from its gentle skin-softening properties, sweet almond oil helps soothe inflammation and irritation of the skin.

 

Ingredients:

 

½ cup sweet almond oil or olive oil

 

2-3 drops lavender oil

 

2-3 drops tea tree oil

 

4 tablespoons water

 

 

How to make nappy rash ointment at home:

 

Place all ingredients in a jar, and mix well. Be careful not to double dip.

 

 

 

 

Home Remedies to Cure and Prevent Diaper Rash

1. Some people sprinkle powder on baby's bottom or in the diaper. However, keep in mind that inhaling baby powder can cause breathing problems, and cornstarch may worsen a diaper rash caused by a yeast infection.

 

 

2. Change diapers more frequently, every 1-3 hours. Wash your baby's bottom with mild soap or warm water, and pat dry with a towel before changing him into a clean baby diaper.

 

 

3. Avoid commercial baby wipes. If you want to use store-bought variety, make sure they are non-scented, alcohol-free and without propylene glycol. Homemade baby wipes are less irritating on your baby's delicate skin, and they cost very little to make.

 

 

4. Experiment with different brands of super absorbent disposable diapers to see if the diaper rash improves. Also, make sure that the diaper is fitted loosely to allow breathing space.

 

 

5. If you use cloth diapers, boil them for 15-20 minutes after washing. Alternatively, add one cup vinegar to the rinse. And, use mild detergent such as Crunchy Clean. Soap nuts are a good choice since they leave no residue and remove chemical and soap residue well. Soap nuts will not irritate baby's skin and cause diaper rash.

 

 

6. Letting your baby go without a diaper during nap time to let the air dry his skin goes a long way in preventing painful diaper rash.

 

 

7. Some mothers swear by this home remedy to sooth and cure diaper rash.  Add some oatmeal to your baby bath (or put in a cloth bag) and let it steep for a few minutes.

 

 

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