Natural Yeast Rash Remedy

I have become aware of the random sporadicness of my posting…such is this season of life. BUT I am hoping that as we transition to our own home and our own space (VERY SOON) that I will find my groove again!

Here is a short post on a successful home remedy for a common ailment in babies and kids in diapers:

Jackson recently turned ONE! Can’t believe how fast this year flew by!!! Feels like just yesterday he was born. Over the course of his 12 months of life, he has had a yeast rash three times. THREE! The first two times prescription Nystatin did the job of getting rid of it, but this time around it wasn’t helping at all.

The rash started a couple weeks ago and the pediatrician called in a prescription for more Nystatin for us. We used it for seven days with no change at all. My mother in law told me about Lotrimin, and being desperate for it to go away and my son’s skin to go back to normal, I bought that to try. Two days of Lotrimin, again, did nothing. I was really starting to get discouraged. And I really felt bad for my boy! So, I just had to stop, pause, clear my head, refocus, and ask the Good Lord for wisdom. “Ok, lets get back to basics…what do I have in my house that I know could heal a yeast rash? … … … Probiotic. Coconut oil. I am going to make a paste out of probiotic and coconut oil.”

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Guess what guys.

IT WORKED!

{Mom victory dance!!!!!!!}

I don’t have any exact measurements…I honestly think any ratio would work.

I am pretty sure I did about a teaspoon or so of probiotic and about a half teaspoon of coconut oil. If you want more of a paste, use more probiotic; more of a liquid, use more oil.

I put this on the infected area at every diaper change, and I changed Jackson’s diaper every couple of hours, while making sure that he was dry before I put a new diaper on.

Perfect example of how your kitchen can truly be your pharmacy…which, coincidentally, our pediatrician’s office has a sign saying just that: “Your kitchen is your pharmacy.”

(Please always consult your pediatrician if you are not sure what is going on with your child. Not all pediatricians are into natural remedies like mine is, so they may not have any clue about this. Anyways, I say this to say I am by no means a healthcare professional, this is just what worked for me! Remember that you are the parent so do what you think is best for your child.)

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Babies Like Snacks Too (A Finger Food Recipe)

I love home made food. I love knowing exactly what went into the things that I am consuming, and the satisfaction of enjoying something that I made.

This is also part of the reason why I, for the most part, make or prepare Jackson’s food myself. (For convenience we also give him organic baby food pouches from brands such as: Happy Baby, Sprout, Ella’s Kitchen, and Earth’s Best.) As he has gotten older, I have been trying to get creative with finger foods and not just give him puffs, or Purely O’s (Cascadian Farms organic sugarless version of Cheerios), and my awesome pediatrician mentioned at our last visit that she gave her son “coconut truffles” that she had made herself. That gave me the idea to make Jackson baby friendly “Larabar” bites.

The main ingredients are dates, unsweetened shredded coconut, goji berries, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds. I chose these ingredients for their ability to hold together, nutritional value, and because they are safe to give a baby at 10 months old, which is how old Jackson is. (note: They are all being blended together, so there is no choking hazard.)

What you need:

~ 35 pitted dates (I got them from the bulk bin in Whole Foods so I really didn’t count!)

~ 1/3 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut

~ 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

3 Tbsp goji berries

1 Tbsp Chia seeds

splash of vanilla

dash of cinnamon

Throw all the ingredients in the food processor and just let it go. You can stop it periodically to make sure all the ingredients are incorporating and blending together. You know its ready when the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the food processor bowl and begin to ball up.

Mixture is ready!

Mixture is ready!

Once it’s ready you can now roll it into little bites for your baber, or form into small bars for them to bite (or for yourself, because they’re pretty stinking tasty!).

Other ingredients you can add: maca powder, cacao powder, various dried fruit, hemp seeds…whatever nutritious thing you want to sneak in & whatever you think your kiddo would like!

Perfect baby bites.

Perfect baby bites.

I got 4 ounces of little bites for my son, and also formed 6 small bars that we could share.

All of the ingredients I used I felt comfortable giving to my son after our well visit with our pediatrician (and asking some friends advice). Ask your pediatrician if you have any questions regarding what foods your child should be eating. When introducing new foods I always pay attention to make sure there are no allergic reactions going on!

Jackson DEVOURED these bites. He loved them so much! I hope your kiddo enjoys them too!

Have you made any yummy snacks for your littles? Please share!!! 🙂 We love food, especially the home made kind!