Most babies get diaper rash at one time or another. It is uncomfortable and can cause a great deal of irritation for your little one. There are many different ways to soothe a baby’s diaper rash, and oatmeal baths are a great option.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to give your baby an oatmeal bath and provide additional 8 natural methods that can help soothe their diaper rash!
What causes a diaper rash?
There are many different causes of diaper rash, but the most common are exposure to feces and urine, a wet diaper for too long, yeast infection, food allergies, and sensitivity to chemicals in diapers or wipes.
What can I do to soothe my baby’s diaper rash?
There are many different ways that you can soothe your baby’s diaper rash. Some of the most common methods include:
- changing their diaper often, letting them go without a diaper for short periods of time,
- using oatmeal baths,
- applying petroleum jelly or an over-the-counter cream such as A&D®,
- using zinc oxide paste,
- giving them probiotics orally or through their bottom if they are older than six months old, and avoiding certain foods if you think they may be causing the diaper rash.
How do I give my baby an oatmeal bath?
To give your baby an oatmeal bath, you will need:
oatmeal (either colloidal or ground), a container to mix the oatmeal in, and water.
You can either buy colloidal oatmeal or grind regular oats into a fine powder using a food processor or blender.
Mix one cup of oatmeal with two cups of water until it forms a thick paste. If it is too thin, add more oats; if it is too thick, add more water.
Soak your baby in the bath for about 15-20 minutes. Gently rub the paste over their entire body, making sure to get every inch of skin.
Afterward, rinse the oatmeal off and pat your baby dry with a towel or let them air-dry before putting on a fresh diaper. You can use this treatment up to four times per day until the rash clears up!
You should never use soap when giving your baby an oatmeal bath because it may irritate their skin even more than what is already happening from having diaper rash in general (especially if they have sensitive areas like around their genitals). If you need something stronger than just water alone for removing oils such as sebum which accumulates throughout the day as part of our bodies’ natural processes then try using some colloidal silver solution mixed together but do not rub too hard because it could cause damage to the thin layers of cells that make up our skin’s protective barrier against germs and harmful bacteria.
What is an oatmeal bath good for?
An oatmeal bath can help soothe your baby’s diaper rash, but it is also good for many other things! You may want to try giving them a soak in an oatmeal solution whenever they have eczema or psoriasis flare-ups too.
This treatment doesn’t just work well on babies; adults will benefit from doing this as well by adding two cups of oats into their regular bath water every once in awhile when they feel like they need some extra relief from dryness and irritation caused by environmental factors such as wind chill factor ( a temperature drop in the surrounding air that can happen when we go outside from a heated indoor environment) or central heating systems indoors.
Here are eight more natural ways to soothe your baby’s diaper rash:
Apply cooled boiled water compresses to the area.
Change their diet if you think they may be allergic to something they’re eating.
Use diluted apple cider vinegar as a rinse.
Give them probiotics orally or through their bottom if they are older than six months old.
Switch to all-natural disposable diapers or cloth diapers (if you’re not already using them).
Let them go without a diaper for short periods of time.
Probiotics are a great way to help with any kind of digestive issues your baby may be having such as gas pains or constipation which can cause pain when going number two.
-If you want, you can add a small amount of baby soap to the oatmeal bath. However, be sure to avoid getting any in your baby’s eyes.
-You can also use an uncooked oatmeal paste as a home remedy for diaper rash. For more information on how to make this paste, please see our blog post entitled “Home Remedies for Diaper Rash: Oatmeal Paste and More”.
-In addition to using an oatmeal bath or paste, you can also apply petroleum jelly (or coconut oil) on their bottom after every diaper change. This will help prevent moisture from building up in the area.
-Repeat this process until your baby’s rash is gone!
An oatmeal bath is a great way to soothe your baby’s diaper rash, and there are many other natural methods that you can try as well.
Be sure to continue using the chosen treatment until the rash has cleared up. Good luck!