Our two year old’s molars are coming though. It’s the absolute worst. Poor baby has a runny nose, is exhausted from waking herself, my husband and I, up every two hours, is constipated and to top it all off – has developed the worst diaper rash.
When it’s said season, because I’ve had two goes at this now, I know that it usually takes a week of being tired, sore and cranky but that once that dagger pops through, the teething monster will be a distant memory.
When it’s a bad diaper rash, I make my own natural baby wipes. It’s super easy and it most certainly makes it heal so much faster. Using coconut oil helps in the event there is any fungal flare-up too for it fights yeast. The lavender essential oil is soothing and helps immensely with skin irritations like this. Furthermore, the fact you know exactly what is going into the ingredients means so much – no synthetic fragnances or irritating chemicals which always which makes our diaper rash… Much. Much Worse.
So if you’re suffering from a teething toddler or baby, and diaper rash is rampant in your home, I highly recommend you whip up a batch of these DIY sore bum baby wipes. Give the sore bottom maximum air time too. Our neighbours are probably laughing at how often my kids are running around screaming “nudie run”, but when diaper rash is bad – it’s the best remedy!
DIY SORE BUM (Diaper Rash) BABY WIPES
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 2 teaspoons baby mild unscented Castile soap
- 20 drops Young Living lavender oil
- 30 bounty single sheets, cut in half vertically
- Add all the ingredients together in an old Huggies diaper wipes container
- Add the 60 sheets to the container. If excess fluid is still there, add more sheets!
- These won’t last forever for there is not preservative, so keep an eye on them for mould if you’re not using them frequently
I choose to use Young Living essential oils for so many reasons, but primarily because I know that I can trust what’s in them, and that they were really are as pure as is said they are. I’m using them on my kids and as part of my face and beauty regime so it’s really important to me that I’m not putting crap or ingredients that I don’t know about on me. The company is extremely transparent with their growing and distilling process – in fact, anyone can visit a farm at any time and watch it underway. I will be going this June to a farm myself to watch and poke my nose around. I’ve got so many questions! If you’d like to get your hands on Young Living EO’s, let me know and I’ll help you setup a free wholesale account. Most of us start an account with Young Living via the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit, which has 11 oils and a free diffuser. Wwaaayyyy best value for money!
Contrary to opinion, they’re also no more expensive than other 100% pure, therapeutic essential oils either. Rather, for the price you also get all of our support in learning how to use them properly and safely. I’m part a terrific group of YL oilers now and considering how much I use them, I’m thrilled to have accessto the support I need to use them. Let me know if you’d like more info too!
As for the wipes, I really hope they help soothe your baby’s sore bottom, and help the diaper / nappy rash move along quickly. I know it will only be a short time now until we are free! Sleep is soon!!