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Natural Remedies and Tips for Diaper Rash

Tips to Aid Diaper Rash Naturally

It is torture to watch a babe with a bloody bumpy bottom writhe in pain. Every time they relieve themselves, it becomes a fire drill for the mom as she scurries to change the tot at record pace. While many parents would try just about anything to rid their child of such a situation, there are natural remedies to put a stop to the redness.

  • Wash cloths: Use warm water on wash rags instead of wipes. Most wipes contain alcohol and irritate the diaper rash further while stinging the child's bum.

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  • Reduce acids: Avoid juices like lemonade and orange juice and foods containing loads of acid.
  • Air dry: Allow the tot to be bare bottomed as long as possible. Some moms swear by a blow dryer to help dry the child immediately after a diaper change. If doing this, make sure to keep the heat very low and the dryer a safe distance from the rear.

The bottom line (har har) is to keep the tyke as clean and dry as possible. Sing with me, "Come on over baby. There's a whole lot of changing goin' on... Change it baby, change it."


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amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
Many wipes do not contain alcohol anymore. If you read the ingredients, it shows what's in them, and they usually say alcohol free on the container. I never had real diaper rash problems. The one time he had a rash was because the babysitter(who was immediately fired) left him with a dirty diaper for 2 hours! She claimed she couldn't smell it. I used A&D ointment and it was gone in the morning.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 6 years
we absolutely LOVE organic calendula oil... love love love it. my favorite is badger's organic brand (available at and i also like their baby balm, which is more of a balm consistency. our little guy who turns 18 mons today, has never had a really bad diaper rash, even when he had an episode of week long diarrhea, i honestly believe using the oil at every change & after every bath has prevented him from having diaper rash problems.
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