Saturday, June 25, 2011

Destroying the Diaper Rash

Hey if any of ya'll have dealt with your kids having Diaper Rash... you know it SUCKS! Carter kept getting flare ups and NOTHING helped. We tried EVERYTHING. The doc gave him a few topical prescriptions, tried all the remedies, changed diapers/wipe brands... nothing. It was so sad ;(

Then my mom mentioned making my own... I gave it a try and I don't know that I'll ever go back. He hasn't had a flare up in months now. Anyhew... You can google all the remedies... some of them are wierd and complicated.... but this is what I do and it's worked GREAT:

Buy BOUNTY papertowels (preferrably the choose your own size, they are they closest to normal wipe size). Not the Basic. One of the blogs stressed using Bounty and I scoffed, thinking it wouldn't matter, but... the blogger was RIGHT. In the battle of paper towels... Bounty is the best. (Though I ONLY buy the Bounty for the wipes... I'll use the cheaper ones for everyday use...It's only cuz you saturate the towels and they hold up better ;) OK enough of my Ode to Bounty...

Unroll the Bounty roll and just fold em so they are accordian style... once they're stacked cut them in half... so they'll fit in your wipes container.

Boil 2-3 cups water, and drop a few Tbsp of Baby Oil in. (You could add Tea Tree/Eucalyptus Oil if you REALLY want, but I don't... becuase I'm lazy and cheap).

Just pour it over the paper towels (that you've placed in your wipes container). You can put the lid on and flip it upside down for a bit to make sure the water get soaked in...

Thats pretty much it. They stay moist due to the Baby Oil... in case you are worried they will dry out. Cheaper than wipes... and less chance of a diaper rash... I'm in.

It takes like... 5-10 minutes. If that.

Just thought I'd share. I brewed some up last night and was thinking how glad I was I gave it a try ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Boo Boo Face! :(

Boo Boo Time!

Well we had our first big faceplant today... fun way to commemorate being 18 months old! He was outside running around with Danny and the pups on the trail by our house... I guess he tripped on the asphalt by a curb or something and faceplanted... gotta put the arms out bud!!

I was out running errands when my phone rang and I heard "momma? buh bye??" in a very sobby sad voice... Danny told me what happened and said he'd been crying for like a 1/2 hr and he didn't know what to do... I told him to give him from fruit snacks and then throw him in the tub. (Ok, gently place him in the tub).... It seemed to work... Then I got home and helped him get him cleaned up and attempted to put some neosporin on his cuts... attempt... he wasn't a big fan of us going anywhere NEAR those cuts... so it started another crying episode... but he's seeming happier now and taking a nap so I think we will all survive! ;)

Poor pizza face. They aren't too deep of scratches so I think they'll probably heal pretty quick!

18 Months... the big year and a half!

So my baby boy is 18 months!
We love him to bits and pieces...

He's getting so tall and growing up so fast!

He's starting to talk more.... here's a few of his favorite words: Ball, Poop, All Done, French Fries, Choo Choo, Eyes, Nose, NO!, MINE!, Bottle, Zeke (our dog), Dog, Apple, Snack, Gabba (for Yo GabbaGabba), Nite Nite, Yes, Feet, Dada, Mama, Papa (for grandpa/grandma), Cheese, Juice, Pool, Outside, Puppy....

We are working on more but those are ones he is pretty good at saying!

He's loving to run round everywhere... he's a pretty well-mannered kid so far... but he is starting to master the art of the temper tantrum! They are pretty short so far... and as soon as I say "Say you're sorry" he gives me a big hug and it's usually over.

He loves to dance... high five, hug, KISS... he gives BIG hugs, cuddle, take baths, swim... all the fun things boys do!

Anyhew... we are still having a hard time getting him to eat new things... although he DID eat bacon a few days ago... which was a big moment for us!

Cant wait to see him get even bigger!