Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

July 27, 2012 | By More

Caden caught a stomach bug. Sucks. He’s had diarrhea these last couple days and because of that he’s developed a mean diaper rash. I mean, it’s bad. I know it hurts him because he barely sits down and he cries every time I try to put diaper cream on him. Poor little guy. So, of course being the Google queen I am; I’ve been Googling all sorts of home remedies to try and help my little guy out.

Here are a few steps you can take if your little one ever gets bad diaper rash.

  • Change diapers instantly when they are wet or dirty. You will go through a TON of diapers. Just saying.
  • Gently wash the area. If it’s really bad don’t use baby wipes instead use wet paper towels.
  • Let the area dry completely before you put on another diaper. If you put the diaper on when they are still wet it will just make things worse.
  • Baking Soda or Sitz bath 3 times a day. (I just sprinkled the baking soda in the tub, but I’ve read that you are suppose to put 2 tablespoons in the tub.)  Let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes. Once they get out make sure they are completely dry before putting on another diaper.
  • Diaper Cream. Given.
  • Lots of Naked Time. This one can be tricky because well if they have diarrhea it can happen at anytime, right. If anything take them outside and let them be one with nature :).

We’ve been giving him plenty of fluids too! I’m hoping this doesn’t last too long.

If you have any home remedies for diaper rash, please share!!


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  1. Erin says:

    audrey had a stomach bug too on vaca! aside from all of the above we stuck to the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and plain yogurt! we did this until things solidified. the doctors also recommended using a really thick greasy cream like vaseline instead of diaper cream as it builds a better barrier between the skin and the um stuff. hope he feels better!!!

    • Susan says:

      I think there is something going around because I know quite a few little kiddos with the bug. We too are doing the BRAT diet but CK hasn’t been eating much at all, luckily he’s still drinking a ton. Thanks for the advice and kiss that lil girl for me :)

  2. Jessie says:

    Coconut oil instead of diaper cream!!! It’s a natural antifungal & super gentle. Also, breast milk (if available) works even better.

    • Susan says:

      No breast milk or coconut oil at my moms but I just might have to run out and get some; I heard about using coconut oil a while ago but never have. Thanks for the advice!

  3. Corinne says:

    I use Aquaphor everytime my daughter has a rash and it seems to work pretty quickly. Hope Caden will feel better really soon.

  4. Melissa K says:

    L has a diaper rash right now and I have no idea why! I’ve been using the Desitin in the purple tube at night and cornstarch during the day and it looks much better :)

  5. Cindi
    Twitter: scubacindi

    Poor Caden! I hope he’s feeling better soon! Miss you guys!

  6. Jen says:

    This may sound crazy…buy after reading it many times and having friends repeadtedly insist I should try it ( my daughter had fierce diaper rash for a month after a bad virus NONE of the usual tricks helped at all!!). We tried “lotrimen” foot cream. ( anything with that anti fungal ingredient in it would do). It was completely resolved in a day. CRAZY.

  7. Erika says:

    Equal parts cornstarch and vaseline! This cleared up my daughter’s rash in 24 hours!