As a mother of two taking a holistic approach to parenting was determined to find an alternative to diaper ointment. It was an unfortunate day I found my cure because I also found my cure to drying out poison ivy! A dermatologist told me to treat my ivy with oat paste and it worked! I figured if oatmeal was good for poison ivy, it would be good for diaper rash and it worked better than anything on the market!
Find oat flour at your local grocery store or heatlhfood store. I usually find it in the baking section and sometimes the gluten free section (depending on the brand). If you cannot find it, you can simply grind up oats in a coffee grinder.
Step 2: Put about 1/2 cup into a small bowl. Add water and mix to a paste consistency.
Step 3: Apply to the rash and leave it on for about 10-20 minutes. You can reapply during this time and add water to keep it from drying out. I usually do this in the bathtub and let them crawl around which helps keep things clean and the babies happy. If your baby cannot crawl, lay baby on a water proof mat and apply.
Step 4: As the time moves on, slowly add warm water to the bathtub creating an oatmeal bath for the baby. I add more oatmeal. Depending on the rash, it could be a little or a lot. I really do not have this down to a science but I know I am generous.
Step 5: Enjoy a soothing oatmeal bath!