Diaper rash is a common and often unavoidable problem for babies. But you can give your little one some relief with a baking soda bath.
Similar to relieving skin irritations like chickenpox, sprinkle a little baking soda in your baby’s next bath. After soaking in the warm water for a bit, your baby should feel some relief and the redness of their rash should diminish.
If you’re an active individual, you may have calluses on your feet or hands. And, though they don’t pose serious health risks, they can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. It’s been shown that soaking callused areas in a baking soda bath can help soften the skin, eliminate scabbing, and improve the appearance of calluses.
Pour warm water into a bowl with a few tbsps of lemon or lime juice and some baking soda. Allow your feet or hands to soak for a few minutes and then rinse. Repeat as necessary until you notice the improvement in their appearance.
Extinguish an Oil or Grease Fire
Did you know that many fire extinguishers contain baking soda? This is because baking soda reacts with the heat of the fire, producing carbon dioxide which smothers and extinguishes the flames.
However, though baking soda can be very helpful when putting out a small oil or grease fire, it is not suggested to use this on a larger fire. If you have any doubt, it’s always best to call 911!
Clean Your Walls
If your kids were a little too creative with their drawing and transformed your walls into a canvas, there’s a solution for you. Obviously, there's baking soda involved.
Grab a damp cloth and sprinkle some baking soda onto it. Next, firmly scrub the marks, wipe down the wall, and repeat if needed. To finish, simply dry the wall with a cloth and that’s it — no more drawings!
Disinfect Cloth Diapers
Switching back to cloth diapers has become trendy among environmentally-conscious parents. And although cloth diapers can be healthier for your baby and better for the planet, they do create extra unpleasant laundry.
To make sure the cloth diapers are disinfected properly, dissolve 1/2 cup of baking soda into 2 quarts of warm water. Then, allow the diapers to soak in the solution. After they have been through this pre-soaking process, put them into the washing machine, and wash regularly.