Diaper rash is every parent’s nightmare. You know how much it hurts your heart to see your infant suffer any malady. And it can be challenging to know which OTC treatments to trust. So it’s a relief to discover that there are many tried and true natural remedies to bring healing to your child while allaying any fears of harmful side effects.
Diaper rash, or dermatitis, is a skin irritation that occurs when baby’s diapers remain in long-term contact with skin.
There are several reasons this rash may occur, such as:
- Trapped moisture from urine and feces
- Sensitive skin
- Ill-fitting diapers
- Allergic reaction, such as to a detergent or a new food
- Chafing or heat
- New skin products
- Bacterial or yeast infection
- Unhealthy pH caused by any of the above
To help prevent a painful diaper rash from developing or worsening, change diapers often and allow periods when the areas usually covered can “air…