Teething is another one that came up recently...that super red acid diaper rash. Again there are plenty of good creams, but the whole body can be easily treated to make the child more comfortable.
First we make Arrowroot slow baked biscuits (cookies) I will add a recipe later...
We use the dried powdered root and rhizome if you grow it yourself. It is fairly easy to find already powdered for now. Arrowroot is a high protein starch, which has demulcent properties, so it is soothing to the gut as well as the gums. The hard biscuits help to break the teeth through.
The body produces acids to help the gums soften, so we don't really want to neutralize the acid, because we would be prolonging the event. Instead we try to go with demulcents to sooth and give some relief.
Oats are perfect, they will sooth the entire gut, and help counter acid stomach which leads to colic. (though a soda cracker or two before bed is okay...I will add that recipe later too) Baby food can be thinned with oat water too, but no acidic foods.
We do need to neutralize the acid on the other side though. A sink bath with a good cup of baking soda in it tends to clear the acid rash very quickly. After the bath apply a good layer of lanolin for a protective barrier, so the acidic urine does not hurt their skin in the night...(oat baths are soothing too, so long as the acid rash has been neutralized)
A bit of aromatherapy with a mix of;
1 part Lavender oil
3 parts Chamomile oil
1/2 part Peppermint oil
Sprinkle on their pillow, or mix 6 parts sweet almond oil to 1 part sleepy oil mix and use as a baby oil after their bath...and it will help them sleep peacefully.
Edit...I forgot to add Hyland's Teething Tablets https://www.amazon.com/Hylands-Soothing ... B0767VDHXD
...get them while you can...they are pretty amazing if you are busy in the day and have no time for baths.
With all of these things babies and toddlers can get through teething fairly painlessly.