Diaper Rash Fix (Homemade)

photo (52)This is probably one of the most random posts I will ever share, but I thought I would pass this tip along for any mommies who are struggling with treating their infant’s diaper rash.  My granny raised ten babies in the Ozarks area with very little money and had a cure for just about anything.  My mom passed along my granny’s cure for diaper rash, and it definitely works!

It is quite simple.  1) Take flour (plain white flour) and scorch it in a skillet until light brown.  2)  Let it cool completely, then gently pat onto baby’s bottom.

It works within 24-48 hours.  The diaper rash or redness is essentially gone!  Make sure to warn your sitters or anyone else watching your little ones though as it may shock and scare them a little to change a baby’s diaper and not know that you have coated their bottoms with scorched flour!

I know my granny had other fixes from her life of raising children with very little resources.  I need to ask my mom and other relatives so that I can write them down and pass along to my children.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

3 thoughts on “Diaper Rash Fix (Homemade)

  1. Ellen

    I have used this remedy myself on my daughter many years ago (she is now 34!!). She has very delicate, sensitive skin and had a horrible case of diaper rash one time. My husband’s grandmother recommended browned flour mixed with equal parts cornstarch, and it did indeed cure the diaper rash in 24-48 hrs! I think it has something to do with keeping the area very dry. My husband’s Geegee raised 5 children during the Depression on the side of Massanutten Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.


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