Hey, this is especially for you new moms! Are you worrying over the comfort of your newborn? If so, you must read this article. I think diaper rash is one of the most troublesome issues you face.
Usually, during the first few months, almost all the newborn babies experience a redness and pain in their diaper areas.
Especially, if your baby uses disposable diapers, he or she is more likely to get it. The soft, tender skin of your baby gets easily wounded due to the wetness caused by urine and stool.
Their skin gets used to such substances little by little. Also, the high acid content of urine often leaves the baby’s skin reddened, sored or blistered.
If you do not treat it with care, it may lead to a serious health problem that badly affects the baby.
Well, this loving advice is from an experienced mom; use baking soda to treat the diaper rash of your baby. It works well.
‘Baking soda for diaper rash! Are you crazy?’ You may jump at me.
Well, yes. It’s a fine component that keeps your baby’s skin dry, fresh and free of rashes. Never ever be afraid to use baking soda as an agent to treat diaper rash of your baby. This is a proven safe and sound treatment that causes no harm.
Before we proceed any further, I’ll explain how baking soda does that miracle.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of baking soda fight against all types of bacteria and fungi putting an end to diaper rash. And baking soda or as scientifically called, sodium bicarbonate has an ability to balance pH levels of the skin. It’s of great help to prevent diaper rash in infants.
On the other hand, the alkalizing properties of baking soda prevent skin diseases such as diaper rashes.
Reasons for diaper rashes are many. A few common ones are allergies, dietary disorders, fungal infections, skin irritation, and friction.
Not only babies, but paralyzed adults also get diaper rashes. Whatever the reason diaper rashes occur, there are a number of easy treatments for treating them.
If you do it properly, the problem will be solved without leaving any side effect or negative impact upon the baby.
Here are 10 easy treatments you can try at home. Never hesitate to do them practically since they are ideal home remedies for your baby’s irritating diaper rashes.
Spot Treatment With Baking Soda
This treatment protects your baby’s skin from these ulcer-like infections caused due to the acidic substances in urine. This completely heals the rashes on baby’s upper thighs, buttocks and genital areas.
- 1-2 tablespoonfuls of baking soda
- lukewarm water
- A sponge
- Put lukewarm water into a bowl.
- Mix baking soda into it.
- Using the sponge, apply the mixture in baby’s infected areas and let it dry naturally.
- Then put on a clean diaper.
Baking Soda Treatment With Lard
- 1 teaspoonful of baking soda
- 2-3 tablespoonfuls of lard
- Flesh of Aloe Vera gel or 2 Vitamin E capsules
- Mix Aloe Vera or Vitamin E with lard
- Wash the infected areas of the baby
- Pat dry
- Apply a thin layer of the mixture on infected areas.
- Apply a layer of baking soda over it. Let it dry.
- Put on a clean diaper.
Pure Baking Soda Bath
- 2-3 tablespoonfuls of baking soda
- Warm water for a bath
- Prepare your baby’s bath dissolving 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda in warm water.
- Soak a soft and smooth washcloth in water and rub the baby’s infected areas gently with it. And let the baby sit on the bath for about 15 minutes. Finally, use warm water to wash the body off.
- Pat his body with a clean towel until it becomes dry.
- Carry on this procedure for 2-3 weeks. Then the troublesome diaper rash will be no more.
Baking Soda-Yogurt Body Wash
There’s a good type of bacteria in yogurt. They fight with microbial infections that cause harm to the diaper area of the baby. So, yogurt is a fine substance to mix with the baby’s bathing water.
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of warm water
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Mix baking soda and yogurt to the basin of warm water.
- Then soak the baby’s bottom in the water and allow him to be in the bath for 10-15 minutes.
- Take the baby out of the water and pat dry well before putting on a new diaper.
- Continue this procedure for 1-2 weeks. You’ll be able to keep your baby free of diaper rashes.
Applying Baking Soda Directly to The Skin.
- 1 tablespoonful of baking soda
- ½ cup of warm water
- 1 sponge
- Mix 1 tablespoonful of baking powder to the ½ cup of water until you get an even solution.
- Soak the sponge in this solution and clean the diaper areas of the baby with it.
- Then allow the body to dry naturally and replace the former diaper with a new one.
- Do this at least 2-3 times daily.
- This treatment will allow the baby to have a sound sleep.
Baking Soda Bath With Milk and Oatmeal
Usually, milk has an antibacterial property. So, it fights with bacteria and keeps your infant free of infections.
It proves to be a successful treatment for diaper rashes.
By adding milk to the daily bath of your baby, you can completely stop this troublesome itching and scratching rashes.
- 1 tablespoonful of milk powder
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- ¼ cup of oatmeal
- 1 baby bath full of lukewarm water
- Blend ¼ cup of oatmeal and make a fine powder
- Mix milk powder and baking soda with it.
- Stir it well and bath the little one in that water at least for 10 minutes.
- Pat him dry and put on a new diaper.
- Do this 2 times a day to see better results. The diaper rash will disappear giving great relief to your baby.
Baking soda, oatmeal and Epsom Salt combination to treat diaper rash
- 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1 tablespoonful of Epsom salt or colloidal oatmeal
- Add the above ingredients to the regular bath of your baby.
- Mix well and keep the baby at least 5-10 minutes in the tub even after the bath is over.
- It reduces irritation and prevents the future possibilities of diaper rashes.
Honey, Milk and Baking Soda Bath
Diaper rashes usually cause irritation and pain making both mom and baby uneasy.
Especially, when it perspires, most babies show this uneasiness by crying. If it’s not treated properly, it may lead to serious health problems. So, you must prevent it.
Keep your baby in good health all the time. Honey and milk are rich in antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Baking soda to falls into that category. Therefore, try this bath mixed with honey, milk and baking soda. You will be able to put an end to it.
So, you see, there are many solutions. But, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, if you can prevent the tender skin of your baby from getting any diaper rashes, it’s far better.
How can you prevent it?
A few precautions are there for you to take beforehand. Never keep your baby in the same, urine and stool-stained diaper for a long time. Some careless moms do this and it’s the main cause for these annoying diaper rashes.
Also, stop the use of disposable diapers as far as possible. Instead, use cotton, home-made ones.
They are not harmful to the baby’s skin. And wash diapers well.
Use a soft baby soap and mix a few drops of germ-killing liquid to the last waters you wash the diapers.
Dry them well in the sun and iron before use. And never forget to keep your baby’s diaper areas clean and dry. Smear a soft baby lotion before replacing the diaper.
If you be vigilant, you can easily put a stop to these troublesome diaper rashes. Remember, your baby’s nutrition, safety and hygiene must be the first issues for a mom. A tiny mistake on your part may do an irreparable harm to your baby. So, take good care of the baby and be sure of his safety all the time.
Wish you and your baby happy times full of love, warmth, and tenderness!