Baby diaper rash ointment is one of the alternatives to battle diaper rash on babies. Baby tends to develop rashes including diaper rash due to varieties of factors. As long as baby wears diaper, baby is prone to have diaper rash. There are various kinds of diaper rash treatment and parents may opt for natural remedies such as make their own ointment for diaper rash that less pricey.
Baby diaper rash ointment is usually contains of zinc oxide as the main ingredient. Zinc oxide is good to treat diaper rash as it is a naturally occurring mineral. When you apply the zinc oxide based diaper rash cream, the cream will act as a shield that will work to keep baby’s skin free of moisture and any other existence irritants. Moisture and irritants are the two common factors which cause the diaper rash to occur.
To make your own baby diaper rash ointment, first of all you need to prepare Olive oil, beeswax and zinc oxide. All those three ingredients are common ingredients found on commercially baby diaper rash creams or ointments. Mix 3.5 oz. of olive oil, 1 oz. of beeswax and .5 oz. of zinc oxide. You need to firstly combine the olive oil and beeswax in a heatproof container. Opt for glass measuring cup or stainless steel container and then heat the mixture of beeswax and olive oil all together in a hot water bath over the stovetop. Once the mixture is melting, you can take the container away. Wait the mixture until it cools and whisk in the zinc oxide.
If you use cloth diaper, you should not worry applying this home-made ointment to baby’s diaper area. This ointment may not leave stains on baby’s clothes diaper. At least you still can wash the cloth diapers made of cotton right off with mild detergent during the treatment.