My darling babies both had such rolly-poly legs and bums – they easily became chaffed and sore. I found air drying their little bums helped the most, and I also found sprinkling a little baby powder on the affected areas helped a lot too. Instead of using store-bought baby powders, try making your own like I’ve done with these super-simple ingredients!
DIY Simple Baby Powder
- Baking soda
- Ground chammomile flowers (optional)
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
- Plain baking soda works wonderfully as a simple baby powder. If you want to keep it simple, just put some baking soda in a sterilized salt shaker (you can also buy special powder shakers from soap-making stores and online shops) and use as-is!
- If you want to add the healing (and yummy smelling!) qualities of herbs to the powder, add one tablespoon of ground chammomile flowers to the baking soda and just one drop of lavender essential oil. (Chamomile flowers are used for treating sensitive skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis and lavender has healing qualities.) Mix well and let dry before use.