Diaper rash is an all too common condition. The fact of the matter is that every baby is likely to have diaper rash at some point or another. For some parents, diaper rash may be somewhat frustrating. Parents may be wary of using over the counter medications for diaper rash. Some of these diaper rash remedies include ingredients that parents may not want their child exposed to, such as propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sufate. Fortunately for these parents, there are a variety of natural diaper rash ointments to choose from.
Before we think about natural diaper rash ointments, however, there are some other things to consider. In some cases, you aren’t going to need an ointment at all. The most natural treatment for diaper rash is, first, just to let your baby get some air to the diaper area. Allowing your baby to lie on a blanket or on a towel, naked can help that diaper area to begin to heal. Doing this as frequently as possible will help it to clear up faster. Really, prevention is often the best medicine. Making sure that the elastic on diapers is not too tight may help. Using natural laundry detergents can help to avoid diaper rash too. Making sure that you change your baby frequently, especially when your baby already has a diaper rash, should help to clear it up some as well.
This is, of course, not to say that you shouldn’t use natural diaper rash ointments. There are a variety of all-natural diaper creams that rely on mild natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, shea butter, calendula, avocado butter, or any combination of herbs and natural oils. These solutions, while they may sometimes be more expensive than the over the counter medications, can often help clear up diaper rash in a safer, and sometimes faster, manner.