After having had 2 children, I know how difficult a diaper rash can be to cure. Most parents run straight to the store and end up buying expensive products that only make the rash worse. Before rushing o the pharmacy or waiting ages in the doctor’s office, try these simple remedies that have worked wonders with my children.
1. Corn Starch: I know what you’re thinking, how can something as simple as corn starch cure a diaper rash? I originally thought that too, but one day I lost all hope and decided I had nothing to lose. After an hour of drowning my sons diaper in Corn Starch, the rash was almost gone! This is the least expensive method (under $1) and works the best! I would recommend purchasing actual corn starch from the baking aisle rather that baby powders containing the product.
2. Browned flower: This method may seem a bit strange, but it was recommended by a pediatrician and also surprisingly works. All you need to do is put some regular cooking flower in a frying pan and turn on medium heat. Make sure to continually stir until flower browns lightly. Put the finished substance in a storage container and lightly dust baby’s bottom until the rash is cured.
3. Mylanta: Yes, I know it is for heartburn! However it is also for babies with painful diaper rashes! If your child has a severe rash, this method will be the best option. Buy a bottle or regular Mylanta and let it sit open until it separates. Next pour the liquid content off the top until you are left with the somewhat paste-like contents. That paste can then be dabbed on the baby’s bottom. Most pediatricians will prescribe this for yeast infections, which is the main cause to most severe, prolonged diaper rashes.
Remember to always make sure your child is being changed every time they soil their diapers. If your baby does get a diaper rash, just remember it is common and does not make you a bad parent! If you are dealing with this issue, it is also beneficial to bathe baby in warm water and let them go naked for a small amount of time. If these remedies fail to work make sure the child gets medical care.