Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
There is a pediatric practice here that gives this recipe to their clients and it works great for the kind of diaper rash caused by acidic bowel movements, especially the kind of bright red acid rash brought on by teething.
Mix equal parts cornstarch and milk of magnesia than add a little milk of magnesia as needed to keep it spreadable. After it's been on the baby, the corstarch absorbs the moisture and turns into a crumbly powder. As with all diaper creams, be sure to apply to a clean, dry diaper area and clean and dry the area thoroughly, removing old cream, after each diaper change. Also avoid "double dipping" so you don't contaminate the unused cream. Store it at room temperature in an air tight container. Only make enough for a couple days at a time. It may separate between uses, just mix it again if this happens.