Many parents don’t start looking for environmentally friendly options in their lives until after they have babies. We want only the most natural of items to touch those precious little babies and all of their baby parts. We clean their clothes in gentle detergent. We wash their skin in sensitive soaps. We put the softest diapers on their little bums. Here are a few ways you can use that little yellow box of Baking Soda – for your baby!
5 Ways to Use Baking Soda for Babies
- Stain remover – add 1/2 cup of baking soda with your favorite detergent to remove those pesky baby stains (like spit up on your favorite shirt or brand new onesie).
- Clean toys – make a solution of 1 part baking soda to 4 parts water and rub down your favorite baby toys. Follow with a quick rinse and their toys will be squeaky clean.
- Diaper pail stinkies? Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda in your diaper pail or wet bag to help keep the odors away. This trick works for both disposable and cloth diapers. With cloth diapers it’s not recommended to use baking soda in the wash so sprinkle the baking soda in the bottom of your pail or wet bag instead of directly on the diapers.
- Diaper rash – you can add 2 TBS to a tub full of warm water to help soothe your babies skin if they happen to have a diaper rash. (Be sure to consult a doctor or medical professional if rash is severe or for open sores)
- Cradle cap relief – make a paste using baking soda and olive oil (or baby oil) and gently rub on babies scalp to remove the flaky areas.
There are a million and one other uses for baking soda for your baby, cleaning, pets, and even for a little homemade spa treatments. How do you use baking soda around your home?