Diaper rash: 10 natural remedies that really work

Babies who wear diapers day and night often run into the problem of redness that can become real rashes, make blood flow and lead to the appearance of small blisters. How can you avoid this situation? There are some effective natural remedies against dermatitis diaper ?

The diaper is a very convenient and useful tool until children become familiar with the use of the potty, the reducer and then the real “grown-up” bathroom. In the face of the advantages, however, there are also contraindications, diapers in fact used for a long time, and especially in hot weather and children sweat more, tend to irritate the skin creating redness, blisters and real dermatitis called “diaper”.

So what to do in these cases? Here are 10 natural remedies that you can experiment with and that really work against diaper rash.


Olive oil

The grandmother ‘s remedy par excellence is olive oil which soothes itching, burning and helps heal irritation first. Just take a small amount and spread it on the area affected by dermatitis with each diaper change.Calendula cream

Another effective and very practical remedy to use is calendula cream . The soothing and healing qualities of this plant help to eliminate some itching and discomfort and to heal the area first.

Sweet almond oil

sweet almond oil

Another valid alternative is sweet almond oil, a natural product also suitable for the care of children (it is used for example for infant massages). Also in this case, a small amount of oil is enough to gently spread on the irritation at each change, making sure that it absorbs at best.Wash with water only

Very important in case of diaper rash, wash the baby with water only, avoiding aggressive detergents and soaps that can worsen the situation.


 Corn starch can be useful immediately after washing done with water alone and the delicate drying of intimate of the small parts to avoid that the skin and the diaper adhere too creating further cracking. A good remedy even in the preventive phase instead of talc.

Zinc oxide paste

In the pharmacy, herbalist shop but also in the supermarket and in the children’s shops you can find the zinc oxide paste indicated for redness and diaper rash. Also in this case it must be used at each change until the problem is completely resolved.

Change your diaper often

A good rule in case of dermatitis, but which also applies more generally as prevention, is to change the diaper often for children. This avoids the contact of the pee ( which, for example, if the teeth are popping up, can be acidic) with the skin which often causes irritation.

Eco-friendly diapers

Using classic disposable diapers can be a reason for frequent irritations in the area where these products are in contact 24 hours a day with our children. The substances with which they are made are often poorly tolerated by the little ones and the heat that accumulates in the lower parts contributes to worsening the situation. Then try to use ecological diapers made with more natural and less irritating substances.

Washable nappies

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Another option undoubtedly to try is to change your habits by switching from disposable diapers to the use of washable. There are many materials and types, you have to find the one with which mom and baby are most comfortable.

Without diaper

Better yet, the baby will be without a diaper. Especially in case of very pronounced dermatitis it would be good to let the skin transpire as much as possible and therefore keep the baby without a diaper for a little time every day.

In summary in case of diaper rash try one or more of the following natural remedies:

• Olive oil

• Marigold cream

• Sweet almond oil

• Washing with water only

• Cornstarch

• Zinc oxide paste

• Change your diaper frequently

• Switch to environmentally friendly diapers

• Switch to washable diapers

• Keep the baby without a diaper


Very useful in case of diaper rash is to make the boy or girl drink more; this serves to make the urine less concentrated which, especially if acidic, tends to irritate the delicate skin of the little ones.

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