3 Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

Solutions for alleviating diaper rash.

Baking Soda

Soothe your baby’s painful diaper rash by adding a couple of table-spoons of baking soda to a lukewarm — not hot — bath. If the rash persists or worsens after several treatments, however, consult your pediatrician.
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Petroleum Jelly

It’s so heartbreaking to hear a baby experiencing the pain of diaper rash. Help is just a few moments away. Petroleum jelly sets up a protective coat on the skin so the rash can heal. No more pain.
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Next time the baby is fussing from a painful case of diaper rash, rub some shortening on his bottom for fast relief. It will soothe and moisturize his sensitive skin.
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