You always want to ensure that your little bundle of joy is well taken care of. Your parental instincts always tell you to go that extra mile to ensure that he gets the right nutrition, water, and sleep. So even while picking up clothes and other accessories we make it a point to research and get nothing but the best for our little one. So when you pick up your baby’ clothes, shampoos, oils and everything which normally a newborn needs, it is nothing but the best. One such major need of a newborn is diapers.
Diapers are something which every baby needs during his or her initial years. Diapers are an essential part of every baby’s bag. They are used by every mother till the time her little one does not get toilet trained. Hence, when you pick up diapers you should ensure that the material is of fine quality. This is because diapers come in direct contact with the baby’s skin which is so delicate and tender. If the material used is of inferior quality, then it might cause certain skin infections to the baby.
Commonly found at our place, petroleum jelly is an ideal solution which provides instant relief to the irritation causing area of the baby. At the same time, petroleum jelly also helps in retaining the tenderness of the skin of the baby. So at regular intervals when you change the diapers of your baby, clean the area with water, pat dry with a cloth and on the dried part apply some petroleum jelly. Try this every time you change the diaper and see the difference.
The burning sensation felt by the baby is on account of the skin becoming acidic. In order to act on an acidic surface, you need another alkaline based substance. Vinegar is a perfect alkaline, with high content of pH. So for mothers who use cloth diapers or reusable diapers, wash the diapers with vinegar based water so that all the germs and bacteria will be killed and the results will be low or no chances of any skin rash.
Baking soda can be found in almost every kitchen so you can try this remedy as well. All you have to do is to make a mixture of two tablespoons of baking soda in four cups of water. When you clean your baby’s parts, clean them with this mixture and see the results.
Rich in antifungal as well as antimicrobial properties, coconut oil is an ideal choice for treating diaper rash. Moreover, it also acts as an effective moisturizer. Just add a few drops of this oil to your kids’ bath water and protect him from such infections.
The most significant and source of a newborn’s diet and nutrition comes from his or her mother through breast milk. Easily available, less expensive, without any side effects as well as provided soothing to the burning skin, breast milk is a perfect way to fight skin rash. Just take a few drops of this milk and put it on the affected portion and allow that area to dry up before changing the diaper.
Available in different forms, Shea butter also helps in fighting against diaper rash. Like coconut oil, even Shea butter is endowed with antifungal, anti-inflammatory characteristics. To top it, it is well equipped to kill yeast and such other harmful bacteria, making it an effective remedy to driving the harmful rash causing bacteria away.
Cornstarch helps in the absorption of moisture, thereby helping in making and keeping the skin dry. A dry skin can never invite any harmful germs or bacteria. It does this with the help of its chemical component called as ‘Saponin’ which helps in cleaning the pores of the skin and letting all the trapped oil out. So add some quantity of cornstarch to the water and wash your baby’s bottom parts in such water. Once cleaned, pat dry and again sprinkle some cornstarch on the dried portion. See the difference..