Home Alternatives to Diaper Rash Cream

When it comes to home remedies for diaper rash cream, there are a few simple solutions.

Home Alternatives to Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper Area Breathing: Possibly the best way to remedy a diaper rash while at home is to remove the diaper from the equation for as long as possible. Allowing baby to go diaper free for a while can help to alleviate current diaper rash symptoms, as well as help prevent a diaper rash from occurring in the future. This is an especially important step for allowing more severe cases of diaper rash to heal. Although this is one of the most efficient means of clearing a diaper rash from home, it may seem difficult to work in the extra time for baby to go without a diaper, especially with a busy schedule.

We suggest trying to sneak in a few minutes here and there when long durations of baby going without a diaper are not feasible: try giving just 2 minutes of “air time” between diaper changes throughout the day, and when it comes time for bath time, try to add a few extra minutes before and after the bath for baby to be dry and diaper free.

Frequent Diaper Changes: Another home alternative to diaper rash cream is to increase the frequency of diaper changes, as well as to consider an alternative type of diaper, such as using a cloth (100% cotton) diaper, which may allow the baby’s backside to breathe more easily. Preventing wet dirty diapers from sitting against a baby’s delicate skin for extended periods of time is often an effective means of remedying a diaper rash wile at home.

Baby Powder or Cornstarch: One of the home alternatives to diaper rash cream is to apply either baby powder or cornstarch to the diaper rash area to allow the powder to dry some of the excess moisture. Keeping the diaper area clean and dry can help to remedy a diaper rash.

Create your own Diaper Rash Cream: If you would like to boycott commercially purchasable diaper rash cream for one reason or another—to save money, control the ingredients, lifestyle reasons-then it is possible to create your own diaper rash cream from ingredients which you may or may not already have in your home. Some common homemade diaper rash cream recipes call for ingredients such as Aloe Vera, coconut oil, Shea-Butter, beeswax, Soothing Essential Oils.

The process of making homemade diaper rash cream appears simple enough and involves heating the ingredients in specific amounts on a stove in a frying pan, blending the heated mixture together until it becomes creamy, and then placing it into a desired container until it cools completely, at which point it is ready for use. Specific recipes and steps are available online through a quick browser search for those who are interested.

Trying out some or all of these simple home remedies may help to save money and cure an uncomfortable diaper rash for baby, as well as might help to prevent future rashes from occurring.

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