Thursday, June 13, 2013

TNO's Tips & Tricks - 21 Baking Soda Baths

I've mentioned recently a few times that Little Man has had some trouble with diaper rashes, and we still intermittently battle with this.  However, after a recent trip to the pediatrician, we found an easy, simple technique that has helped to clear up those sad looking rashes in half the time.


Whenever Little Man's diaper rash gets a bit fierce, we opt for a baking soda bath.  The amazing nurse at our pediatrician's office recommended it to me after a frantic phone call and subsequent visit because Little Man was screaming each time I changed his diaper.

Basically, her recommendation was super simple and easy.  Fill up the bath tub with warm {but not hot} water up to his waist, add in a few tablespoons of baking soda {probably 2-3 for a normal tub size, but I use a few more because we bathe the babies in our garden tub}, and let him play in there for as long as he's happy.

We bring in a few tub toys, some music, and he will happily play in the tub for at least a half hour some days.  After we finish, I allow his bum lots of open air time outside of a diaper, and typically by the next morning it is looking right back to normal.

I've heard you an also add a tablespoon or so of baking soda to cloth wipe wash {I've seen just baking soda and water mixes used}, and this will actually help to prevent rashes from starting in the first place.

What is your go-to DIY or chemical free diaper rash treatment?

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1 comment:

  1. I thought about your previous post this past weekend when I chose to use regular wipes instead of making my usual cloth wipe solution of water, Dr bronners, olive oil, and tea tree oil. In one day, my little guy was one the verge of a full blown rash. I'll never do that again. I give full credit to the tea tree. I swear that stuff cures just about anything.

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