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Treating Diaper Rash Naturally

All mothers face diaper rash on their baby’s bottom at least once during the baby years. Diaper rash isn’t a medical emergency; however, it is uncomfortable. If left untreated, it can become extremely irritated and quite painful. You can give your little one relief with natural treatments and put an end to the irritating rash.

Diapers create a moist, warm environment where bacteria can breed quickly. This bacteria cause the infamous rash, which can burn and itch.  Yeast can also cause diaper rash. If you are nursing and have a yeast infection, you can pass it to your baby. Allergic reactions to soap, laundry detergent, and even the material in the diapers can also cause diaper rash.

Prevent Diaper Rash

Before learning how to treat diaper rash, it is beneficial to learn how to prevent it. Prevention is the best medicine, according to the adage.

If you follow these tips, you can prevent many incidences of diaper rash. However, your baby will probably have a breakout of diaper rash at some point. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you just can’t prevent diaper rash; however, you can treat it with simple, home solutions.

These natural treatments will provide your baby with relief from the discomfort associated with diaper rash and help heal it at the same time. If you want to apply a cream to help with the healing and create a moisture barrier, you can make the following all natural diaper rash cream at home as needed. You should only make small batches so that the essential oils are fresh.

Natural Diaper Rash Cream

(Note: Organic ingredients work best. You can find these at health food stores or order them online.)

3 ounces extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
3 ounces hempseed oil
1 ounce raw unprocessed extra virgin coconut oil
9 drops lemongrass essential oil
9 drops tea tree oil

Mix the olive oil, hempseed oil, and coconut oil in a large glass bowl. Heat until the coconut oil melts. Remove from heat. Stir and allow to cool.  Add the lemon and tea tree oils and mix well. Store in a sealed container at room temperature. To use, apply to baby’s bottom with a cotton ball every time you change the diaper.

Using the advice and ideas presented here, you can keep your baby’s bottom soft, supple and healthy. Remember that your baby’s health is your number-one priority, so always check with your pediatrician before starting any sort of treatment. This is especially the case if your baby’s rash does become severe or develops blisters with infection.

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