Itchy body rashes, diaper rashes and bug bites can be difficult to deal with in a very young child. Baking soda is non-toxic and inexpensive. For skin irritations simply sprinkle some into the bath water. It is also possible to make a soothing lotion that is safe to apply to the face or any other area where you might otherwise be concerned about applying a medicated cream. Just mix some baking soda with water and dab it on the affected areas. Even better, store the mixture in the fridge so it is nice and cold when it is applied. The cold temperature will help alleviate the itch. Baking soda won’t sting eyes and won’t harm your young child if it gets into his or her mouth.