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Because I have two children and have been with them through the teething process, Iíve tested just about every diaper rash cream/formula/mixture that is out on the market these days. One of the best diaper rash creams that Iíve found is poop goop but you have to get a prescription for this (itís some kind of concoction that they have come up with). So, Iíve dabbled in trying to find a way to make my own. By doing this itís also a way of keeping it more natural, since you donít have to use zinc oxide on them to prevent diaper rash. There are other more natural substances that will do the trick. Petroleum jelly is not a bad alternative, but it also tends to clog the pores. The key to diaper rash, I think, is prevention. Keep that babyís bottom dry! Cloth diapering is one great way to keep babyís bottom soft and dry, but if you are using diapers then make sure to change your childís diaper frequently. Itís not a bad idea if possible to get in some diaper-free time, too.

Recipes for Diaper Rash Ointments
∑ 1/2 cup sweet almond oil (you can also use olive oil)
∑ 2-3 drops lavender oil
∑ 2-3 drops tea tree oil
∑ 4 Tablespoons water
Mix all the ingredients together well. Transfer to a jar or bottle to use for applying to baby to ease a red bottom or diaper rash. Be very careful not to double dip!

Easy Calendula Oil Recipe
This easy to make calendula ointment is great for making homemade baby wipes solution, too. Add a few drops of oil to your baby wipes solution for a nice soothing and healing baby wipe. It is also good for smoothing onto a babyís red bottom or for other uses such as a little dry patch of skin or cradle cap.

Put about one cup of the dried calendula into a jar and pour in some olive oil. Just let the two sit in the jar together and leave for a week or two and voila! Make sure and keep the jar closed tightly. Each day flip it over a few times to stir things up. After a week or two strain the leaves out and transfer the calendula oil to smaller jars. You probably have empty baby food jars on hand. These make an excellent, and free, storage container for your homemade ointments and creams. Always be careful not to double dip when using. Doing so would introduce bacterias from baby's bottom into the fresh oil in your jar where they would grow and cause the oil to go bad.

Other Natural Diaper Rash Remedies and Prevention

One great healing property that I really like to keep around the house is an aloe plant. Just break off a bit of a leaf, open it up and apply the aloe. A natural way to heal a babyís diaper rash. I also hear a great way to sooth diaper rash is with a nice oatmeal bath.

You can simply add some regular oatmeal to your baby bath or now they even have some different product on the market that they sell with oatmeal ready- made for the bath.

This has all been trial and error and some research online for me and with every child it can be different, but I hope that I was able to give you some different ideas that you can try out right in your own home.
This article about baby care has been provided courtesy of and is not intended to replace the advice of a physican. Please consult your health care professional prior to utlizing this or any treatment for your baby.

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By Anne
Anne has been with since 2004 and came to us already knowledgeable about social stationery after previous employment with a wholesale printing firm.
Anne is mom to two young children who keep her busy and dreaming of sleep. But she wouldn't have it any other way!


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