Hi ya, kids! Diaper rash got ya down? Well, maybe not you, but does it have your baby down? Diaper rash has to be the worst thing a baby can experience. It’s not like they can tell you right away that they’ve got a wet diaper, so the rash sets in quickly. Some babies are more susceptible to diaper rash than others, I experienced that with my own two girls. Desitin or A&D may work just fine for some babies, but for others, you may have to try another tactic.
This “formula” is completely natural & inexpensive. Bonus + Bonus!! I made this up myself when my baby had a diaper rash that just wouldn’t clear up using all the over-the-counter remedies. I do not claim to have invented it because I’m sure other desperate moms did something similar 100′s of years before me, but I did make this concoction up before the internet was full of idea sites like Pinterest & eHow. Yeah Me!
Homemade Diaper Rash Paste
- In a measuring cup with a spout, start with 1 Tbls of Cornstarch
- Add in distilled water until the mixture resembles glue. If you add too much water, add in more Cornstarch. You’ll need to stir this a bit to incorporate it, I actually used my finger because it worked best.
- Apply the paste to the diaper rash by pouring it over the rash. Some will run off, but that is fine. The diaper beneath them will catch the run off & will retain it so that when you fasten the diaper, it will get up into the baby’s rolls & crevasses. * You can also make this very thick & sort of paint it on too, like you would a cream. Both ways work just fine.
- Apply this at every diaper change & remember, when you go to change your baby the next time, the cornstarch will have dried up & become a clumpy mess that will fall all over your changing table. So just go slow when you are changing them next.
*You will have to mix up a new batch with every change because the mixture does dry out quickly.
Other Helpful Hints
If your baby’s rash still won’t clear up, you can put them in a cornstarch bath. Fill the tub so that the water reaches the tops of their hips. Add enough cornstarch to make the water milky white. Let your baby play for as long as they’d like, or until the water get too cold for them. Repeat as often as needed.
Using cornstarch with your over-the-counter cream will also help in cases where the rash isn’t severe. Apply the cream, then powder them with cornstarch. My baby had severe rash, so that wasn’t an option for us.
Whenever possible, let the baby roll or toddle around without a diaper. Air is the best thing for a sore baby bum. The whole idea is to keep that area as dry as possible, so frequent diaper changes are a smart idea too!
I hope this simple, but smart paste will help your baby’s bottom! It helped mine & was always my go-to formula when their diaper rash got out of control!!