Babies tend to have delicate skin during the first few years of their lives since they are not yet fully developed. This is one of the reasons why they tend to be prone to irritation and rashes when exposed to allergens such as those that are found in your laundry detergent, baby shampoo, and even their diapers. When rashes start to appear, you will need to find a treatment as soon as possible, to help alleviate their discomfort.
Fortunately, there is no shortage of treatments available, but if you don’t want to expose your baby’s skin to chemicals, these home remedies may be of use.
Babies may be prone to cradle cap because there is not much oil being produced on their scalp. This can lead them to having scaly skin that can reach their ears, eyebrows, and nose even. That said, one way to reduce the rashes is to apply some olive oil to help soften the dry patches of skin. This can be done before you give them a bath, so you can scrape them off gently during bath time.
Another possible remedy to help alleviate the effects of cradle cap is to mix oatmeal with water to create a paste. This should then be applied on the scalp and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Wash it off afterwards with water. To ensure that the area is moisturized, apply some organic olive oil on the scalp.
If you have this plant in your garden, then you can use it to treat your baby’s rashes easily. Just scoop up the gel from inside the leaves of the plant and apply on the affected area. Leave it on for a few minutes or until it has dried then wash afterwards. The gel of the plant contains soothing and healing properties that can help reduce the swelling and irritation.
Just like olive oil, coconut oil is quite effective in making cradle cap disappear. Massage a small amount of coconut oil on the scalp and leave it for a few minutes. Give your little one a bath afterwards and gently scrape off the flaking skin.
Diaper rashes can be bothersome in babies, but with a little help from calendula oil mixed with warm water, it will help soothe the affected skin while moisturizing it at the same time. You should apply this at night to act as barrier from the wetness while your little one sleeps.