My youngest can develop some really bad diaper rashes. I've tried petroleum jelly, commercial diaper rash creams and guards, coconut oil, caster oil jelly, and powders and none seem to really break through the rash. His rashes can get so bad they eat away at his skin causing open sores.
I had heard before that browned flour was the way to go for diaper rashes, but I couldn't believe it. Was it really that simple and inexpensive? What possibly could be in browned flour that would heal a diaper rash so bad that it bled?
So, this crazy momma tried it. I threw some inexpensive all purpose flour I have set aside for homemade play dough into a dry, hot skillet and stirred it gently until it browned. I let it cool and powdered my baby's behind liberally every diaper change. Over night, we had an 85%-90% improvement on the diaper rash!!! Within days, it is gone!
No more weeks on end of agonizing diaper changes and messy creams!