Whether they are commercial products or DIY recipes they should use some form of coconut oil. Coconut oil has excellent properties for the skin in general. It will help keep healthy skin whenever it is applied. All DIY recipes that work have coconut oil in them. The organic products show some form of coconut oil on their labels. Even if the coconut oil is not present in synthesized products they will contain a distilled version of it.
You will find different compounds to provide fragrance. Maybe lavender oil or Tea Tree oil. Perhaps it is artificial fragrance that is used. Unless you add it a DIY rash cream will not have any particular fragrance. You can make your decision about if that is the approach that you decide to go with.
We all hate to see our children suffer. Even the slightest of pains can ruin your day. It is one thing to hear your baby cry because he or she wants something and a very different thing to hear them cry in pain or discomfort.
Sometimes there is nothing you can do to help them. Luckily there are other situations where you can help alleviate their pain a lot, maybe even make it go away instantly. Rashes are not life-threatening conditions. We would still prefer them not to be there. They are fairly common in children wearing diapers, though. We will take a look at a few details about this topic today. After that, we have a few recommendations that you might find useful.
They happen often. Most of the time they are due to moisture held inside the diaper. This moisture will end up irritating the skin. That added to the friction of having the diaper constantly in contact with your baby’s skin will often produce these sore patches of skin on the diaper area. Certain creams will be able to handle the problem, while others will not. If the rash is too big you will probably need a medicated ointment. You may get by with some careful cleaning and a regular cream in less severe cases.
You can find a lot of options online today. All of them can fall under three categories. Let’s take a look at those.
Commercial chemical products
There are a lot of options when it comes to regular market solutions to this problem. Most of the big brands on the baby care business offer some sort of cream to deal with rashes. Either to prevent them, cure them, or a mix of both. You will find that they are quite effective. But that comes with a couple of considerations.
The first one is that your baby may not tolerate them well. They could be allergic to some of their components or simply have to sensitive skin for this type of product. If you notice that the rash gets worse instead of better you should stop using the cream you chose and consult your doctor.
The second consideration is that they are somewhat expensive. Some of the organic options are just as expensive, if not more. That does not mean that a product from a pharmaceutical company is cheap. There is some competition in the field to ensure quality and certain price drops, but not enough to make these products truly cheap.
Commercial organic products
This is a growing trend. You will find more and more available choices if you decide to go with a natural product. The upside of them is that you know exactly their origin. Chances are your baby will not be allergic to the product since it is natural. They are quite good to take care of your everyday needs. They are not very well suited to heal a severe rash, though. Try to keep that detail in mind when making your choice because you will not find a way to heal a big rash using these.
Since this is a growing market you will surely find cheap alternatives, competition is still active and there aren’t many big companies in the mix yet. There are some of these products that can get quite expensive. Another problem to keep in mind is that they may not be so readily available as other commercial products.
Some of these will even be vegan certified, which means that no animals were used or harmed in the process of making and testing these products.
You will find all sorts of recipes available online. These are often very cheap to make and quite effective. They will not have any healing properties unless you add a particular medicine to them. That means that you will be able to use these for everyday care of your baby’s bottom, but not to heal any rashes that may already be there. Most of the recipes that you will find will be very similar, and they are effective. Make sure you pick a popular one and follow it closely.
This is a good option if you are looking to save a few bucks. Also if you like doing things with your own hands. Especially if you want to know the exact origin of the stuff you put on your baby’s skin.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of diaper rash cream to inform your decisions about the subject. You will find that essential oils are used in some versions of these products, but not in all of them. Lavender and Tea Tree are the two most commonly used ones. They are an excellent choice for this kind of cream. They are not very strong but they do give out a freshness feel and smell that will be excellent for a rash cream. If you keep this information in mind you will be able to find what you are looking for.