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30 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

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Time for a change

Change the baby, Stupid!
February 04 2007

Charles Mathsion from Toronto, Canada

10 221

Prevention is always good but just in case...

When my daughter was first born I thought that if I changed her pamper regularly that I could prevent diaper rash. Not! At the first sight of irritation I started applying Vaseline after each change. Most importantly in her creases...that's where I first recognized irritation. I never apply baby powder directly to her skin. If I want that powder scent I would first apply the powder to the pamper and rub it in well enough so that there's no extra to get off on her. I first bought the Vaseline in the tube...the only place that I can seem to find it is Target. But, now it just doesn't matter as long as it's 100% petroleum jelly.
February 03 2007

Salone's mother from Jax, Fl.

8 20

Skin Rash

I know this page is about diaper rash, but I just want to thank the lady in Australia for her suggestion about vinegar in the bath.

I am 55, and have somehow got a rash on my back that is like pimples and very itchy, (but if you scratch then the pimples open and they bleed, there is no pus) and I have no clue how I got it. I figured it would go away on it's own but after months, it has not and it started spreading, and the itch was driving me crazy.

Everything on the Internet I read was not my symptoms, and they always say, Well you must be allergic to something then." But I do not believe that.

Anyway, at her suggestion, I went to the store and got some vinegar, but all they had was the white vinegar, so I had to get that. I fixed a full tub of warm water and poured about 2 cups of vinegar in it, and parked myself there with a good book for about 2 hrs.

I did not use soap after soaking, just got out of the tub and dried, and I went to bed wondering if it really helped. But this morning all has changed. The itchy pimples are going away and I feel a lot better.

I don't know if this has cured this rash or not, but now I have relief, and if it tries to come back I will just soak in the tub again.
December 27 2006

Ann from Connecticut

10 0

Prevention better than cure

My first of three girls was very prone to diaper rash and on a couple of occasions it would turn out to be Thrush and not heal until treated by the Dr. as such. After research I found that the skins' acid mantle is one of the first lines of defense against infection. Most baby baths and soaps are in an alkaline base so since my I discovered this I started putting a splash of Vinegar into the bathwater and left all soaps out of the bathroom. Don't use too much - you just want to tip the bathwater into the slightly acid range. Wow! Suddenly the skin wasn't going dry NOR was she suffering with Diaper Rash nearly as often (it only happened if I was delayed in changing a nappy for whatever reason). The whole family uses it now as it also means that any cuts and scrapes are healing quicker than ever before. Also Apple Cider Vinegar leaves a very slight apple-ish smell that I've come to love.
October 12 2006

Ursula from Melbourne, Australia

20 2

Aloe Vera

This works for mild irritations. Take a fresh branch of aloe vera and squeeze the juice and pulp onto the affected area. Be sure to cover the whole area, and also around the irritated skin. The best part? Baby thinks it feels funny, and will laugh during this treatment!
June 28 2006

Jen from SLC, UT

6 3

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash

Don't have any powder or diaper rash cream? What did they do before diaper rash cream was invented? Put cornstarch in a shaker and sprinkle on affected area. It will keep the wetness away from their little behinds.

If you don't have a shaker make one from a empty pickle jar. Poke holes in the metal lid with a nail and hammer.
September 27 2005

Carol from CT

35 4

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