Taking care of baby's sensitive areas can be tough. Sometimes an attempt to save money by trying a diaper brand that is on sale ends in rash for your little one. Sometimes your child develops a painful rash after taking antibiotics or getting a tummy bug. Diaper changes can be painful for both of you when this occurs.

When my older son developed an extremely bad diaper rash, our doctor recommended* applying liquid antacid! The active ingredients in antacid work on diaper rashes the same way they work in tummies to neutralize the acids that are on baby's skin. *Always make sure to consult your pediatrician.

  • Change and clean the area with warm water and a clean washcloth. Skip the wipes: the chemicals can cause further irritation.
  • Slather antacid on baby's bottom. It can get a little messy, so you might want to use a cotton ball. Buy unflavored or cherry (not mint), but any Mylanta, Maalox, or milk of magnesia should do.

This home remedy was so much cheaper than expensive creams and pastes, and it worked great! The rash was significantly better at the next diaper change and gone within a day or so.

Here are a couple of current coupons for Maalox:

  • $2.50/2 Maalox Advanced products from SS 1/8 (exp 4/7)
  • $1.00/1 Maalox Advanced product from SS 1/8 (exp 4/7)

This has been a guest post by Carlyn from Mesa, AZ
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