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With diapers come rashes. Those ugly monsters are not just painful for the little ones to bear but also for the mothers who sometimes find themselves helpless dealing with them.
So how do you provide relief to your little one who can say and complain little? The most important thing to keep in mind while using diapers is to keep the area clean and dry so that there is less room for infections to breed.
Breast milk is magical. Besides having the power to transform a teeny-weeny baby into a toddler, it is also known for it’s wonderful and soothing effect on the baby’s skin. And it comes handy when your little one is suffering from those ugly diaper rashes.
Before your little one was born, you could only associate this green-coloured clay with face masks. But we tell you that it can be as beneficial for your little one's rashes.
The active minerals in the clay is known to soothe the skin and provide relief to those burning rashes. So every time you change diapers, spray some clay on the affected area and let your baby's skin breathe.
This is another magical ingredient. Coconut oil is beneficial, especially when the diaper rash is manifested with yeast infection. Why so? Because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Moreover, it’s the safest oil to be used on your baby’s skin.
And it's easy to use. Include baking soda in your baby's daily bath ritual. A spoon full should be good in a tub of warm water.
If the reason of your baby's rash is an allergy, then plantain oil will definitely come to your rescue. Besides its anti-allergic properties, the oil provides soothing effects on the painful inflammations caused by the friction caused by wearing of diapers.
All you need to do is sprinkle some corn starch at the diaper area before cleaning it dry and putting on a new diaper.
For relief, you can give your little one an oatmeal rich bath. For this, you can add one spoon full of oatmeal to the bathing water and let your baby soak in it for 10-15 minutes. You can indulge in this ritual twice a day for quick relief.
This is one ingredient you have to be very careful while using. Apple cider when used in diluted form is known to provide relief to the inflamed rashes. It's anti-inflammatory properties is something that spells the magic.
Because of its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter is a known ingredient to soothe skin problems. And the cell regeneration properties are an added advantage.
All you need to do is massage with shea butter the affected area and let it be there for some time on your baby's skin.
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