How to Dissolve Diaper Gel

Have you ever gone to change your baby’s diaper and noticed a white gel substance, similar to pudding in texture? Those dreaded blowouts can leave us feeling frustrated and confused. Fortunately, if you know what that gel is and how to dissolve it properly, it might make the diaper changing process much easier!

How to Dissolve Diaper Gel

In today’s blog post, we’re going to be discussing exactly that: What diaper gel is, why it appears when a baby has had a blowing intestinal accident (BIA), and how to dissolve diaper gel.

If you or your baby have ever had a diaper rash, then you know that the mess and pain can be especially uncomfortable. Luckily, there are ways to help soothe the skin quickly and effectively. One of the most popular treatments for diaper rash is an ingredient called diaper gel.

This special formula helps reduce inflammation, redness, and itching associated with a serious case of rash.

However, many parents find it difficult to understand how best to dissolve their diaper gel – but don’t worry! We’re here to remove any confusion and provide step-by-step instructions on maximizing its effectiveness in treating your child’s condition as quickly as possible. 

Why is It Important to Dissolve Diaper Gel?

There are many reasons why it is important to dissolve diaper gel. Such as:

1. To Prevent Plugging and Clogging of Water Lines

One of the main benefits of dissolving diaper gel is that it helps to prevent the plugging and clogging of water lines. This is because when diaper gel builds up, it can form a thick sticky substance that may block pipes or cause an obstruction in water flow. By properly dissolving the diaper gel, this potential problem is eliminated.

Clogging of Water Lines

2. To Avoid Costly Cleanup

Another reason why it is important to dissolve diaper gel is that it prevents costly cleanup. If a large amount of diaper gel accumulates in a pipe, removing it can be difficult and expensive. By taking the necessary steps to dissolve the diaper gel properly, this expense can be avoided.

3. To Prevent Contamination of Water

Finally, it is important to dissolve diaper gel because it prevents the contamination of drinking water. If left unchecked, this build-up can cause bacteria and other contaminants to enter the water supply, which could threaten human health. By properly dissolving the diaper gel, these risks are eliminated.

4. To Keep the Environment Clean

In addition, dissolving diaper gel helps to keep the environment clean. Since diaper gel is made of non-biodegradable plastics and other synthetic materials, it can take long for these compounds to break down in nature. By properly dissolving the diaper gel, this potential environmental hazard is eliminated.

How to Dissolve Diaper Gel In 6 Easy Steps

Step 1: Pour a Tablespoon of Diaper Gel Into an Empty Container

The very first step to dissolving diaper gel is to pour a tablespoon of the gel into an empty container. Make sure you have enough room for it to expand when heated. But you have to be careful not to fill it too full as the diaper gel will expand when heated.

Step 2: Heat The Diaper Gel

Now, put the container with diaper gel onto a stovetop and heat it up gently over low-medium heat. This is done to activate the gel so that it can dissolve easily. Make sure you do not overheat the gel as it may become too hot and potentially cause burns.

Put the Container With Diaper Gel

Step 3: Stir Frequently

Once the diaper gel starts to soften, you will need to stir the mixture frequently. This will help to ensure that the diaper gel is completely dissolved and that no lumps remain. Keep stirring for about 10 minutes until the diaper gel has completely dissolved.

Step 4: Allow To Cool

Once the diaper gel has been dissolved, you will need to allow it to cool. You can do this by placing the container in a bowl of cold water or you can simply leave it on the countertop until it reaches room temperature. You have to be patient and wait for the gel to cool properly before you can use it.

Step 5: Test pH of Solution

Once the diaper gel has cooled down, you will need to check its pH level. Too low or too high pH levels can be harmful and may even cause irritation when applied to your baby’s skin. The ideal pH level for a diaper gel solution should be around 6.5 to 7.

Step 6: Apply To the Diaper Area

Once the diaper gel has cooled down and you have checked its pH level, you can now apply it to your baby’s diaper area. Make sure that you do not use too much of the solution, as this may cause discomfort for your baby. Once done, discard any remaining solution in a safe way.

And that’s it! Now you know how to dissolve diaper gel and make it safe for use on your baby’s skin. Follow these steps every time you need to use the diaper gel, and your baby will stay comfortable and irritation-free!

Apply It to Your Baby's Diaper Area

Some Tips to Dissolve Diaper Gel

1. Use Warm Water

This is very important as it will help to dissolve the gel. You must also use warm water, not boiling hot water. Boiling hot water may cause the diaper gel to harden and become even harder to dissolve. Also, be sure to use filtered or purified water, as tap water contains chemicals that may interfere with the dissolving process.

2. Add a Detergent

Adding a detergent can help break down the gel and make it easier to dissolve. You should use a mild detergent such as baby shampoo or liquid laundry detergent. Be sure not to use harsh chemicals, which could damage the diaper gel.

3. Soak the Gel

Soaking the gels in warm water and detergent is a great way to help dissolve the gel. This should be done for at least an hour, but it can take up to two hours, depending on how thick your diaper gel is. Be sure to stir the mixture regularly to ensure that all of the gel is dissolved.

4. Rinse and Repeat

Once you have soaked your diaper gel for a few hours, rinse and repeat the process if necessary. If you still have some stubborn pieces of diaper gel, repeat the soaking process until it completely dissolves. You may need to change the water multiple times in order to get a complete dissolution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Precautions Should I Take When Dissolving Diaper Gel?

When dissolving diaper gel, it is important to use caution as the process can be dangerous if not done correctly. You should always wear protective eyewear, gloves, and a face mask when working with any type of chemical. 

Dissolving Diaper Gel

Additionally, you should ensure that you are in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling any toxins that may be released during the dissolution process. You should also never mix different types of diaper gel as this can result in hazardous reactions. Finally, always keep the container tightly sealed when not in use and store it away from heat or direct sunlight.

What Equipment Do I Need To Dissolve Diaper Gel?

You will need a few key pieces of equipment to dissolve diaper gel. Firstly, you will need a container large enough to hold the diaper gel and the solvent (water, alcohol, or oil). You should also have a stirring implement such as a spoon or spatula for mixing and an eyedropper for measuring out precise amounts of solvent. Finally, you may need a funnel or strainer to separate the dissolved gel from any undissolved particles before use.

Can I Reuse Diaper Gel After Dissolving?

Yes, you can reuse diaper gel after dissolving if done correctly. You should always check the manufacturer’s instructions before reusing to ensure that it is safe to do so. Additionally, it is important to remember that any remaining solvent must also be removed before reusing the diaper gel.


Overall, dissolving diaper gel is a useful and manageable task for any homeowner. With the proper tools and information on hand, the completion of this labor-saving project can be done without much effort. 

Taking the time to clean up the remnants of this diaper gel solution is essential, as it is an environmental hazard that can harm local water systems if leaked. Knowing when it’s time to purchase a new clogged device or get the help of a professional plumber is also important to ensure one’s safety while taking on the job at hand. 

Now you know how to dissolve diaper gel in a safe and effective manner. Be sure to follow all safety precautions when working with any type of solvents and never mix different types of diaper gel as this can result in hazardous reactions. With these tips in mind, you can keep your baby comfortable and irritation-free!

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Loren Jones

Hi, my name is Loren. I live with my husband and 4 lovely kiddos in the Eastern part of San-fransisco. I have a smart beautiful,curious 6 year old daughter, a handsome 11-year-old son, an intelligent and tech geek 15 years old son and a creative, artistic 12-year-old stepson. With each of my kids being five years apart, I feel that I’m now continually phasing in and out of each stage of parenting! I’ve learned a lot about the way children learn and behave, especially in a school setting with regards to curriculum. I enjoy sharing that insight through my writing and hope that it can help others.

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