Coconut Oil is the Next Best Diaper Cream?

Discovering good solid ways to relieve diaper rash can seem near impossible if you are health conscious about what you are putting on your infants skin. Maybe even nerve racking for some parents who have children with allergies. This is rightfully due to the products on the market being full of reactive chemicals and allergens that just don’t mesh well with delicate baby skin.

Finding a way passed these barriers, can seem heaven sent if it really does work. There are multiple products available on the market. And quite frankly as parents we should be thinking about the ingredients used to make our child's diaper cream. Now, while there are an abundance of products on the shelf or online there is one product that you can rest assure is not going to harm your little ones delicate skin that is easy to find and truly does work.

As you lather a thin layer of diaper cream on your babies rash have you ever stopped to think just what type of rash it really is on your child's bottom? There are four main types of diaper rash that parents are up against. And if you are just now thinking about what diaper rash is for the first time that is okay; there is no better time to begin implementing healthy skin care rituals with your kids than now.

Truth has been told that knowledge is power so use this information to propel you onward into the best diaper rash treatment you can use. Coconut oil has long been used for a variety of aliments topically for internally; it is antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal. This combo of effective properties make for a killer diaper rash treatment.

The Four Types of Diaper Rash

Defense mode is probably the greatest place to be when you are prepared and knowledgeable on the situation; so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty science of the all too irritating rash that forms on your baby's bottom.

Allergic Dermatitis

This rash is due to actual contact with the irritant or material in a product such as lotions, diapers, and creams. It is generally a single or multiple perpetrators in your care products. This ingredient or material has then caused an allergic reaction to the skin where it has touched or near it.

What it looks like: The skin usually looks worn out where the material touched the skin and worn out.

Bacterial Dermatitis

The most common culprits for this type of rash are Staph and Strep bacteria. This generally happen after the skin is already irritated or open; this can happen from too hard wiping or an existing rash.

What it looks like: Staph rash: Varying size blisters that form a honey - colored scab. Strep rash: Usually it appears as a ring around the anus; small cuts or blood in the stool at times can accompany it.

Candida Dermatitis

This rash stems from yeast overgrowth, so you guessed it the warm moist environment a diaper creates on a baby is the perfect one for it to become overactive and cause a rash.

What it looks like: Most often this rash is in the creases or around the genitals. You could possibly see pus, pimples, or large bumps.

Irritant Dermatitis

Now the diaper in and of itself can be a primary cause of diaper rash; this is because of the wet skin from the urine and stool itself sitting on the body for any period of time.

What it looks like: It can be seen as redness and swelling of the skin where the diaper touches.

All of these rashes have one thing in common and it is the way that coconut oil can soothe and heal these rashes. Babies can very much feel the pain associated with diaper rash. 

What Do All Of These Rashes Have In Common?

Though these rashes occur for very different reasons; they all have one thing in common if they don't get some serious attention they will get worse. That is when coconut oil for skin comes into play becoming a part of your armored system. As mentioned the unique qualities of it not only protects, but vigorously combats the various causes that become the core cause of the rash.

It's simple to utilize into your regimen. You can find coconut oil almost anywhere from costco to fred meyers. Once you have you oil apply a thin layer on the rash where it has formed. Be sure to clean your hands before touching the rash in case there are lesions or raw open skin. Though it is perfectly fine to apply the oil as is; if you do a bit of research you can find awesome cream recipes that incorporate baking soda and essential oils to assist in combat.

Give it a try even before or after your little one has a rash.


Now that you know the real reasons why coconut oil is the next best diaper cream. Try it out, that way you too can experience the superb benefits of a worry-free way to care for your infants skin. Try it when your baby already has a rash or use it as a preventative way to keep your little ones skin flora healthy and rash free. Additionally, the unique smell of it is natural and not too strong but reeks of an awesome hawaiian drift. Which is simply unbeatable.

Kristi Cathey

Hi everyone! My name is Kristi Cathey and I’m glad you found your way to my blog. I am a mother of 3 beautiful angels. This blog was created in order to share my personal experiences in baby care and general health care for pregnant women. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please contact me by sending me an email via Welcome to

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