Natural Cures for Diaper Rash

Olive Oil
Posted by Sunshine Mommy (Muscat, Oman) on 09/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Our daughter is just over a year old and has suffered only once from diaper rash which was cured within 24 hours.

For the first year we used olive oil instead of any creams on her bottom before putting on her diaper. Every night a few drops of Olive Oil is put in her bath water. Her skin is fabulous. She had diaper rash once which we put lanolin on and the rash cleared up in 24 hours. Lanolin is known to 'stick' to broken skin / rashes / blisters and allows the healing process to continue, and most importantly give our daughter relief from the soreness she experienced.

Recently we have been putting Virgin Coconut Oil on instead of Olive Oil before putting on her diaper, which has eliminated a very minor rash patch, which I was concerned may have been baby candida - the VCO appears to have stopped this within 24 hours and skin is normal.

Our Dr was very surprised that our daughter has was not prone to suffer from any diaper redness - developing into rashes etc, so we showed the Dr what we used (Olive Oil daily and lanolin for the rash the one time it occurred or if we think a rash may develop). She kept the bottles we gave her at the clinic and then showed to other parents who's children suffer from nappy rash. This info has spread through the various local mums too as well as my sisters new baby and other friends. (Some mums will only use medical creams and do not believe in natural remedies! ).

Changing babies diaper often is very important to remove urine from skin contact.