As moms, we share in our baby’s pain. Whether it’s teething, sickness or a run-of-the-mill diaper rash, our kid’s discomfort is both heart-wrenching and... 7 NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR DIAPER RASH

As moms, we share in our baby’s pain. Whether it’s teething, sickness or a run-of-the-mill diaper rash, our kid’s discomfort is both heart-wrenching and routine-disrupting. When your little one is suffering from the raw, red and tender skin that comes along with a diaper rash, it can be tempting to call on every heavy duty product on the market. But many of these items contain chemicals you may not want around your baby. To go natural and safe – while still knocking out the problem – we have some gentle and effective home remedies for diaper rash.

Fresh air

“When your child has diaper rash, allow him or her as much diaper-free time as you can.”

This one can get tricky, but it’s by far the most helpful piece of advice we’ve heard. When your son or daughter has a diaper rash, allow him or her as much diaper-free time as you can. Getting fresh air to the affected area is enormously beneficial in helping the healing process. Give him or her a few extra minutes between when you discard an old diaper and when you pop a new one on. Then, whenever you can, let your baby play diaper-free. If your little one is young enough, simply place an open diaper beneath his or her bottom. For older, more wiggly and active kids, line their play area with a protective sheet.

Coconut oil

Will the wonders of coconut oil ever cease? Add diaper rash ointment to the growing list of this oil’s seemingly magic properties. Use 1-2 teaspoons of the oil exactly as you would diaper cream, that is, rub a protective layer on the affected area with each changing. Keep a small bottle on your baby’s changing table. This method will work better with coconut oil in its solid state.


We love a product that multitasks. Eat it for breakfast and then soothe away your baby’s discomfort? Why not! Grind a cup of raw oats to a fine powder and pour into a running bath. Let your baby soak in the tub for 10 minutes. Oatmeal is intensely soothing and hydrating and this simple soak will help the healing process along.

Baking soda

Much like the oatmeal bath soak, a few tablespoons of baking soda stirred into a running bath will promote healing for your son or daughter. Baking soda has shown to ward off bacteria.

Warm water

When baby has that raw, red skin, the last thing he or she will want is the sting that comes along with a commercial baby wipe. So shelve those baby wipes for now and instead, use a clean, warm and wet washcloth to clean the area during each changing.

Hair dryer

It’s important to keep baby’s diaper area clean and dry. If you’re pressed for time and can’t let your little one air-dry, use a hair dryer on a cool, low setting to make sure you’re not sealing up wetness with a diaper.

Breast milk

Some women swear that breast milk is a cure for just about anything. Indeed, the stuff has healing and healthful properties that even scientists can’t replicate. Hand express a tablespoon or so and pat your child’s bottom until it is coated. Let the liquid air-dry and then diaper as per usual.

So, what do you think? Do you have any go-to, natural remedies for curing the dreaded diaper rash? Share your tips in the comments below!

Henry Okafor

  • Kelsey Rabanal

    2016-11-12 #1 Author

    This was a really good post and has good information.
    -kelsey r


  • xolly

    2016-11-12 #3 Author

    my daughter has been struggling with nappy rash even her skin turned out I tried using nappy rash creams fissan but that didn’t work up until my mom told me to use cooking oil and it worked wonders my baby’s skin was back to normal .


  • Carlesnikka

    2016-11-12 #4 Author



  • Marie yarbrough

    2016-11-12 #5 Author

    That really works!!! Tried it on my nephew


  • Marie yarbrough

    2016-11-12 #7 Author

    I gotta try this!


  • Raven ( Bonnie)

    2016-11-12 #8 Author

    I’m going to try some of these next time because my son had a bad diaper rash once smh


  • vanessa

    2016-11-12 #9 Author

    Sometimes it is wise to take aďvise from those with experience. Mothers ĺets continue one another. Thanks this is realy working♥


  • Mariah

    2016-11-13 #10 Author



  • Janee

    2016-11-13 #11 Author

    This Is Great Advice


  • Susan

    2016-11-13 #12 Author

    This is really very helpful to me as it’s one of which i have been battling in and out. … thanks for the home remedies


  • Mahdiya mohammed

    2016-11-13 #13 Author

    This is a really good helping hand for babies thank u.


  • LaSheena Booth

    2016-11-13 #14 Author

    Wow this is great advice. It’s very common for babies to get rashes.


  • katelyn turner

    2016-11-13 #15 Author

    great advice ill defin5be givingnsome ofntheze remedies a try if thats what iy come down too


  • Elisa

    2016-11-13 #16 Author

    Great information!


    • janari

      2016-11-13 #17 Author

      Really good information thank you


  • Sidney Pritchett

    2016-11-13 #18 Author

    The breast milk one definitely works , i use to do it all the time .


  • jasmine

    2016-11-13 #19 Author

    These remedies worked so well for me & my 7 month old daughter.


  • Zhane Haynes

    2016-11-13 #20 Author

    Brest milk and coconut are the only things that work for my LO. Home remedies work much better than the store bought creams in my opinion.


  • Deshawnda

    2016-11-13 #21 Author

    I breast feed both of my kids & used boobie milk for rash & ache worked each time!


  • Shavon

    2016-11-13 #22 Author

    The Baking Soda works wonders.


  • janari

    2016-11-13 #23 Author

    Really good information thank you


  • Briann Deberry

    2016-11-13 #24 Author

    This work perfectly try it !!


  • Afrika

    2016-11-13 #25 Author

    Very informative ! I will try this if my baby gets another one ?


  • Shamique Martin

    2016-11-14 #26 Author

    My daughter gets a rash a lot thanks for the interesting tips!


  • Antonio Pittman

    2016-11-14 #27 Author

    These were very helpful as a new parent. Thanks


  • Abe Geraldine

    2016-11-14 #28 Author

    Very helpful especially to me.will make good use of the breast milk


  • YAA dankwa

    2016-11-14 #29 Author

    Woooow that is v true, v tried the coconut oil and it worked


  • Diana Jenifer

    2016-11-14 #30 Author

    Ive tried the breastmilk and it actually works


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    2016-11-15 #31 Author

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  • Diamonisha Drew

    2016-11-15 #32 Author

    Great information ?


  • Seanee Wilkes

    2016-11-15 #33 Author

    Sometg I most definitely need to try!!!


  • Kee

    2016-11-15 #35 Author

    I’ve tried breast milk it does work !!


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    2016-11-15 #36 Author

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  • peters

    2016-11-19 #37 Author

    Boil red accalypha flower and use the water to bath the baby


  • Delores

    2016-11-20 #38 Author

    Learn something new


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