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How To Treat Your Baby’s Diaper Rash At Home

September 03, 2017
Diaper rash has come to be the problem of many mothers, as some do not know what causes the diaper rash on their baby’s bum and some mothers tend to find it difficult to solve this issue making it a pain in their neck.

 Before we proceed on how to treat your baby’s diaper rash at home using homemade or kitchen ingredients, I will like us to know what diaper rash is? What causes diaper rash? And possible solutions to this problem when seeing on your baby’s bum.

Diaper rash is a reaction noticed on your baby’s skin, especially in the area covered by diapers. It is found on your baby’s bum during the first three years of your baby’s life.

Diaper rash is a reaction that affects the baby no matter how careful the mother is, this cannot be regarded as negligence on the part of the mother but a normal occurrence.

It affects babies who are in the range of 9 – 12 months as this is the period where the baby sits a lot, takes solid foods which alter the acid level in your baby’s bowel movement.

This issue can be treated at home using homemade products if commercial products aren’t working for you to prevent flare ups. This is because homemade products do not contain harsh chemicals that may do more harm than good as it is always mild on your baby’s skin. In the case of you having enough cash for commercial products, then you need to go for the best for safety reasons.


                 Things That Can Cause Diaper Rash On Your Baby’s Bum

Diaper Rash Cream


Your Baby’s Skin Allergy

This can be as your baby’s skin reacting to some things that touch his or her skin such as elastic in plastic pants, baby lotion, diaper or diaper wipes which may result in your baby’s skin becoming red on the affected area.

Friction

This is the major cause of some baby’s diaper rash, as the rash breaks out when the baby’s skin gets wet and causes friction between the skin and the diaper resulting in the affected area turning red and shiny.

Skin Irritation

This is when your baby’s skin comes in contact with faeces or urine or cleaning agent where the baby’s skin gets irritated due to the acid present in them. When your baby’s skin rubs with these things, it gets irritated causing the area to be red resulting to rashes.

Diarrhea

This happens when the baby’s bowel movement is watery and loose, this exposes the baby’s skin to the acid in the faeces resulting to rashes.

                             Diaper Creams And How It Is Prepared

Coconut oil

This is the easiest and safest if you are a mother who cannot prepare a diaper cream that consists of other ingredients. All you need to do is rubbing this oil on the affected area; it will soothe your baby’s skin and clear unwanted rashes.

Cocoa Butter Pack

In preparing this cream you will need zinc oxide powder which many thinks it is a hash, but this powder is not harsh and contains some properties that are very beneficial to your baby’s skin such as:

It has anti bacterial and anti oxidant properties which are beneficial to your baby’s sensitive skin.

It helps to protect your baby’s skin from wetness as it acts as a covering to your baby’s bum from direct contact to acidic properties from urine and faeces.

It stimulates the immune system of your baby.

Things needed are:

Zinc oxide                              2 tablespoons

Bentonite clay                      3 tablespoons

Cocoa butter                          ¼ cup

Coconut oil                             ½ cup

Beeswax                                2 tablespoons

Cod liver oil or olive oil          1 teaspoon

Procedure

Melt coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, cod liver oil or olive oil over a boiling water, mix well and place in the freezer to cool after sometime remove from the freezer and add the zinc oxide powder and bentonite clay and mix well for the powder to mix with the oils.

Place it in the freezer for 10 minutes to solidify, remove and mix well using a hand blender till the mixture stiffs. Return to the freezer for 5 minutes to get a solid state. Remove from the freezer and keep in a cool place.

After preparation, this mixture has a life span of six months before you can think of preparing a new one.

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