Diaper rashes are common in infants. Here are 6 effective Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash in babies.

Diaper usage is at the highest now because they are convenient, easy to use and they keep the baby dry. Diaper rash is a common in infants with prolonged usage throughout the day.  Imagine if you had to be in wet clothes for a couple of hours what would be your skin like? While it’s best to prevent, there are enough home remedies to treat diaper rash.

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Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash

What causes diaper rashes?

Diaper dermatitis or skin irritation in diaper-clad infants can be caused due to several reasons.  When a wet diaper is in contact with the baby’s skin for long hours it can lead to bacterial and fungal growth irritating the delicate skin. In some cases, you can find yeast growth too.

Symptoms of diaper rash in babies

The most common symptoms of diaper rashes can be

  • Redness in the groin area
  • Small blisters
  • Formation of tiny pimples in the diaper area
  • Peeling of the skin

Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash


Coconut oil massage

coconut oil

Coconut oil is the go-to remedy for diaper rash in babies. The saturated fat in coconut oil helps in moisturizing the area. The Internet TVL and T fungal properties of coconut oil help in treating the diaper rash fast.

How to use?

  1. Clean babies bottom with warm water and pat dry
  2. Gently massage few drops of coconut oil in the affected area
  3. Do it twice daily

Oatmeal Bath


Oatmeal contains compounds called saponins that remove dirt and oil from the skin’s pores. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which soothe the irritation and inflammation of the skin.

How to use?

  1. Add a tablespoon of oatmeal in your babies bath water
  2. Let the baby be in this water for 10 minutes
  3. Pat dry
  4. Do it twice daily

Tea tree oil massage

tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil’s antibacterial and antifungal properties make it one of the best home remedies to treat diaper rash.

How to use?

  1. Mix 2 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  2. Gently massage it on affected areas
  3. Do it once daily

Yogurt Massage


Plain yogurt contains naturally occurring probiotics which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce yeast formation on the skin.

How to use?

  1. Apply a thick layer of yogurt on the affected area
  2. Wash with normal water after 5-10 minutes
  3. Do it once daily

Aloe Vera

aloe vera gel

The gel of aloe vera leaves is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera gel has antimicrobial properties that can kill bacteria causing the diaper rash.

How to use?

  1. Take fresh aloe vera gel from leaves and massage in affected areas
  2. Do it twice daily

Petroleum Jelly

petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly is a natural moisturizer that forms a barrier on the skin restricting entry of other microbes while moisturizing the skin.

How to use?

  1. Clean babies bottom with warm water and pat dry
  2. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly on skin and leave it for 15 minutes

These Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash are easy to do and can be done with ingredients that are easily found in any household. As a practice, it is better to keep changing the diaper every four hours and use wipes to clean before a diaper change. Change the diaper immediately if it is soiled. Prevention is always best.



15 Comments on 6 Effective Home Remedies to Treat Diaper Rash In Babies

  1. Zainab
    February 1, 2018 at 11:51 pm (1 year ago)

    Coconut oil works wonders I have seen. The oatmeal bath is a new thing to me altogether.

  2. Alpana Deo
    February 2, 2018 at 1:41 am (1 year ago)

    Babies skin in very sensitive that a slight negligence can cause bad rash. The remedies you mentioned are very helpful.

  3. Anubhuti
    February 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm (1 year ago)

    I was aware that oat meal is good for the skin but didn’t know how to use it naturally. Thanks for explaining.

  4. Dr. Pooja Kapoor
    February 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm (1 year ago)

    These are such cool tips. Thankfully we have never had rash issues because I have also always used coconut oil during diaper changes. And also because, I just cloth diapers. I had a question, when you start writing about coconut oil, you have mentioned internet TVL and T fungal. What is that supposed to mean?? Typing error??

  5. Nayantara
    February 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I swear by coconut oil for all such ailments. I am intrigued about yogurt massage. But it makes total sense because of the friendly bacteria content. Its quite useful when used internally and externally.
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  6. Amrita Basu (Misra)
    February 5, 2018 at 12:25 am (1 year ago)

    A very useful post to fight diaper rash.Must be bookmarked

  7. Pooja Kawatra
    July 8, 2018 at 8:24 pm (10 months ago)

    I have used coconut oil, oats bath and petroluem jelly for my kids and it did help a lot.

  8. Gurjeet Chhabra
    July 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm (10 months ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing natural treatment. It is very common problem for diaper babies and I really do want any chemical to be applied on affected area

  9. Amrita
    July 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm (10 months ago)

    Yoghurt is something new .Luckily very few episodes for my baby.

  10. Gunjan
    July 10, 2018 at 11:31 pm (10 months ago)

    All tips mentioned are so helpful. I am sure all new parents would be happy to find easy tricks

  11. Surbhi Mahobia
    July 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I have tried everything shared above except the oat bath. I personally believe that Coconut oil is an extremely effective preventive and curative medium for treating diaper rashes.


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