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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

07th September 2009

Spending most of their time in nappies, many babies suffer from nappy rash. Luckily there are some natural solutions to this irritating problem. Read on to find out how to soothe your baby's bottom organically.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

07th September 2009

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

07th September 2009

Bria Organics, do an organic nappy balm (£12) made with chamomile, chickweed and shea butter. The sea buckthorn also works wonders on inflamed skin. Specially formulated for sensitive skin prone to rashes, the rich luxurious hemp cream at Innocent Oils is great for nappy rash. It can also be used to smooth away fine lines, so good for mum too! Available for £3.99. At Willow Trading they stock a number of natural baby ranges including Essential Care baby lotion, which is suitable for sore inflamed skin. And for soothing baths, babipur.co.uk has a lovely organic oats and chamomile blend, which should aid peaceful sleep too! Good luck in your search.

Home solutions
NAPPY RASH Let your baby have as much free time without nappies as possible – you might like to research Elimination Communication – see Diaper-Free Baby below.
ITCHY SKIN Use a broken Aloe Vera leaf to spread gel onto the affected area. Allow to dry before covering.
REDNESS Cooled organic chamomile tea can be applied to sore, red skin to calm the inflammation.
DRY CHAPPED SKIN Make a balm with five parts organic sweet almond oil to one part organic beeswax.

FURTHER READING:
Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer “This book explains the hows and whys of elimination communication, which encourages a better relationship between parents and baby and helps you save thousands of pounds.”
Diaper Free Baby: The Natural Toilet-Training Alternative for a Happier, Healthier Baby or Toddler “learn to respond to your baby’s cues in a natural non-coercive way and say goodbye to nappies for good.”

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