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Sam

This treatment has worked for all three of my boys when they have had non-yeast infection diaper rash. ( if after several treatments a diaper rash returns, never completely cleared up or starts after a round of meds. have your doctor check.It could be caused by yeast which needs to treated differently)
Treatment:At every diaper change use clean warm water and wash towels or cotton pads to wash baby's bottom. PAT dry never rub as this can be very uncomfortable. Make sure to get in all the 'rolls' of your baby's legs. Apply a thin layer of Vitamin E oil ( from a health food store or pop open a few of the capsul forms ment for taking orally) again by patting not rubbing. As this product makes a barrier between the skin and outside moisture it will help lower discomfort when your baby urinates or has a B.M. Next at bath times elimate all washes and bubble bath since most have chemicals that can be very irriating to the skin. Instead make an oatmeal /chamomile bath. Add one to two chamomile tea bags to warm running bath water. ( never hot) Next cut a square of cheese cloth ( can be found at most grocery stores near canning supplies. really cheap and will last forever.) and fill it with a handful of Quick Cooking Rolled Oats. Tie the cheese cloth up to make a little bag, then add it to the bath as well. After a few mins you will notice a white-ish milk coming from the oatmeal. This is referred to as Oatmilk and is wonderful for the skin! Allow your baby to soak for several mins, giving the tea bags and oatmeal bag a squeeze every now and then to get more out of them. You can even run the oatmeal bag over your babies skin to soften all of them. After bath dry your baby by Patting ONLY follow with above diaper instruction and make sure to moisturize all your babies skin as well. This has worked wonders for my kids. ( all of whom have sensitive skin) You can use the bath for all the time if you like since it is great for all skin not just rashes , is really cheap to make your own , and will moisturize your babies delicate skin without dangerous chemicals! A nice plus. You can use the the bath like a sitz bath to if your little one is really uncomforable a few times a day by just putting enough warm water to cover baby's little tush until rash clears.( never re-use tea or oatmeal bags) If the vit-E is not enough esp. in the first few days of a bad rash I would recommend Bag Balm or California Baby Calendula cream. NEVER use corn starch as it can actually cause yeast to grow. Of couase change your baby often, and if you can, allow them to wear a cotton diaper without a cover. ( I know this makes for a lot of laundry but it really makes a difference by allowing air to move more effectivly around the diaper area.) Also a quick note. It you are using cloth I recommend using 1 cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle to remove all soap build up in the diapers as this can be a cause of the rash in the first place. Direct sun drying is also recommended whenever possible.( I use both and have found that switching between cloth for day and throw away at night can really help too.)If you are up to going to a health food store you can also grap calendula flowers ( either loose or in tea bag from) which have been shown to reduce the reddness of the skin and heal minor cuts / rashes similarly to chamomile.( both reduce inflammtion as well.) There are even a few product on the market for babies with this already in there. ( California Baby is one I really like.) Good luck to you and your little one.

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Anonymous

my 12 mo old baby girl has had bad diaper rash... after lots of screaming and pooping, we tried this and it put her at ease and she is now playing with her cousins and brother...

Jenny

This sounds like a wonderful way to treat our daughter's rash. She's never had one as bad as she does now. Hopefully this will help!

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