Noticed a pinky red rash on your baby’s bum? You’re not alone! Diaper rash is one of the most common types of skin irritation in babies. Luckily, there are several effective home remedies for this pesky rash.
What causes diaper rash?
There are several reasons why diaper rash happens. Most often, diaper rash occurs due to the moist environment in a little one’s diaper. When a baby sits in a dirty diaper for too long, the prolonged contact with stool and urine leads to red, irritated skin. Other reasons for diaper rash include…
- Changed in diet
- Irritating ingredients in products that come in contact with the skin
- Too-tight diapers or clothes
Most cases of diaper rash can be treated at home. If you notice a more severe case, broken skin, or blistering, contact your child’s pediatrician for treatment options. Without further ado, let’s dive into some of the best at-home remedies for irritating diaper rash.
1. Diaper rash cream
Of course, we had to include diaper rash cream in this list of remedies. When choosing a diaper rash cream, look for one that contains simple, natural ingredients that won’t further irritate their sensitive skin. NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Caretreats diaper rash with 5 nontoxic ingredients. One pump cleans, moisturizes, and treats the diaper area while restoring their skin barrier. You can use NOLEO® each time you change your little one’s diaper to prevent future diaper rash.
2. Aloe vera
You might use aloe vera to soothe a sunburn after a long day at the beach, but those same soothing properties work great for easing diaper rash irritation. Aloe vera is completely natural, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and delivers anti-inflammatory properties to irritated skin. You’ll want to use 100% natural aloe vera, preferably straight from the plant. Simply smooth some on your little one’s diaper rash and let dry for instant relief.
3. Olive oil
This kitchen staple is hugely beneficial to skin. Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which soothe and gently cleanse the inflamed diaper rash. Plus, the fatty acids in olive oil help nourish and restore the skin barrier. That’s why we formulate NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Care with organic olive oil. It’s a great option for those looking for a natural way to treat and prevent diaper rash.
4. Coconut oil
Like olive oil, coconut oil is a fantastic natural moisturizer. It soothes, hydrates, and helps create a barrier between inflamed skin and irritants. Some studies have even shown that it can help clear yeast-related diaper rash, thanks to antifungal properties. Choose an unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil to reap as many of the natural benefits as possible. Many parents prefer coconut oil over other oils, since it is solid at room temperature and less messy to apply to your little one’s diaper area.
5. Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is a natural option that helps soothe and restore inflamed skin. Like coconut and olive oil, it’s rich in linoleic acid. Ensuring your little one’s skin stays moisturized is essential during diaper rash treatment and prevention. Linoleic acid strengthens the skin’s barrier, helping your baby’s skin keep moisture in and irritants out. NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Care contains organic sunflower oil to deliver these amazing benefits to your child’s maturing skin.
6. Prevention is key
Some chemical-laden wipes and lotions can actually cause diaper rash. Harsh ingredients break down babies’ sensitive skin barrier and disturb their microbiome, leaving it irritated, red, and rash-prone. The key to treating diaper rash is to prevent it in the first place with gentle, natural, and nontoxic diaper case products. NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Care is formulated with just 5 simple ingredients, dermatologist-tested, and parent-approved. Plus, it replaces wipes, lotions, and creams to make your diaper changing routine quicker and easier. NOLEO 3-in-1 has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™ and certified microbiome friendly, so it’s safe for even the most sensitive skin.
While diaper rash may look alarming, most cases can be treated at home with natural remedies and diaper rash creams. Trust NOLEO 3-in-1 to treat existing diaper rash and prevent future cases with natural ingredients that soothe and moisturize your little one’s skin.