Oatmeal doesn't just make a great nutritional breakfast for busy parents and weaned little ones, but it also has some amazing benefits for your baby's skin!
While most skincare products are great for your baby's skin in its time of need, an oat bath is a natural way of helping to soothe different kinds of skin irritations.
What is an oatmeal bath?
An oatmeal bath is a homemade, natural remedy that can help reduce redness and soothe irritated skin as oatmeal is rich in calcium and vitamins that have great benefits to your little ones skin. Made from just blended oatmeal and hot water, an oatmeal bath is incredibly easy to make for your baby and doesn't take more than a few minutes to make either.
What skin conditions can it help?
Your baby has very sensitive skin and often natural products are best for helping to aid skin irritations.
Here are some of the skin problems that a warm oatmeal bath can help soothe:
These irritating little spots
can be a big problem to your little ones as they might have an urge to itch all the time. But an oatmeal bath will help to soothe the itching feeling.
5) Nappy rash
An oatmeal bath can help to relieve the redness or soreness on your little ones bum, which can be caused by prolonged use of nappies. Gently pat the area with a soft cloth when your baby is in the oatmeal bath. It's a great alternative to nappy creams
How to make an oatmeal bath
Making an oatmeal bath is simple, meaning you can quickly whip up a couple of batches ready for your baby's bathtime!
You can stuff a pair of tights or muslin cloth with half a cup of oats and tie it to prevent any spillages, and dip it into a warm bath a few times. You can then use the oat-filled cloth to pat your little ones skin, especially on the sore areas.
Another way to make an oatmeal bath is:
- Blend 100g of oatmeal until it looks like powder.
- Slowly add a little bit at a time to a warm bath, making sure it dissolves, (the bath would appear white).
Either way you make it, let your little one soak in the bath a little longer, to help soothe those skin irritations!