Uncovered: The Mysteries of changing diapers
Dec10

Uncovered: The Mysteries of changing diapers

Diaper irritation leads to an irritated baby. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth, soft, irritation-free bottom. Diapers and wipes are just tools for keeping moisture away from the skin. Here’s what you need to know to use them to your advantage. (And pay attention; many of these principles apply to caring for our sensitive adult faces too!)   Keep wetness away Cloth or disposable diapers? The choice of diaper is probably not...

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How to bathe a baby
Oct28

How to bathe a baby

Babies bathe in amniotic fluid for 9 months, yet too much time in the bath damages their skin. Last week a mother (and her 2 sisters, 1 aunt and grandma) crowded into a room in the ER with their 6 week-old little girl because they were worried that the baby’s skin was so irritated. This caring maternal squad was bathing the baby 3 or 4 times a day because it was the best way to stop her crying. There’s no question that bathing relaxes...

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Don’t let bedwetting make bedtime scary
Nov06

Don’t let bedwetting make bedtime scary

Normal, healthy, potty-trained 5-to-8 year-old kids can wet the bed at night. Nighttime bedwetting simply indicates that a child’s nervous system is still developing. And that’s a good thing! You want them to keep growing and changing. Bedwetting is absolutely not a physical illness or a psychological problem. So, don’t waste any of your precious mental energy worrying about whether your child has a psychological issue or any other...

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