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Vinegar

Stale urine is extremely alkaline in nature and can burn a baby’s soft skin like an acid. To balance out the high pH, vinegar is one of the best ingredients.

Baking soda has healing properties that can help treat diaper rash.

Dissolve two tablespoons of baking soda in about four cups of water. Each time you change your baby’s diaper, wash the baby’s bottom with the mixture. Use a dry washcloth to lightly pat the skin dry before putting on a clean diaper.
You can also add two tablespoons of baking soda to a tub of warm water and give your baby a bath in it. Bathe the baby in the water for 10 minutes, three times a day. Again, make sure to pat the baby’s skin dry after bathing.

Petroleum Jelly

Many pediatricians recommend applying a thin layer of protective coating on the baby’s soft skin every time you change a diaper. Petroleum jelly is perfect for this purpose. It will help protect the diaper area from the irritating effects of urine and feces.

After removing a soiled diaper, clean your baby’s bottom with warm water.
Dry it well with a cotton towel, and then apply petroleum jelly.
Do this every time your baby needs a diaper changed, and the diaper rash will heal quickly

Oatmeal

The high amount of protein in oatmeal soothes a baby’s soft skin and helps preserve the skin’s natural protective barrier. It also contains the chemical compound saponin, which helps remove unwanted oils and dirt from the skin pores.

Add one tablespoon of dried oatmeal to bath water.
Let your baby soak in the water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Then bathe your baby in the solution. It will have a soothing effect on the baby’s skin.
Do this twice daily to heal diaper rash