You have a cranky kiddo on your hands. They just ate, can’t be hungry. They don’t want down. They are chewing everything in sight. Aha! TEETH. You quickly administer “Teething Baby Protocol”….annnnnnnd we are still at Upset City. Sigh. What goes hand in hand with teething? Diaper Rash. And boy is it typically a doosy! 

Without fail, both of my babies would go from fine/slightly red to full blown fire butt when teething. Lily would blister and bleed (owie…yuck) and Malcolm looks red, dry…almost like hives. Both are not fun nor pretty and breaks Momma’s heart when diapering.
Here are a few remedies you can try. It seems like different skin requires different mixes of creams and powders. These are tried and true by other Moms, you will have to experiment until you find what works for your baby.

First thing is first: Stop using wipes (even unscented, they still contain alcohol!) and replace with a warm water only wash cloth. PAT bottom to clean, do not wipe. Let those sweet cheeks air dry or you may use a COOL air hair dryer. I have used the baby bathtub and tupperware to let my babies sit in to get some air time. Do what works best for you.

A good rule of thumb is if the rash does not resolve within 3 days, please take your baby to their pediatrician for an expert evaluation.
Good luck Mommas!

A list of Barrier Creams:

  • A&D Ointment
  • Anti Monkey Butt
  • Aquaphor
  • Bag Balm
  • Butt Paste
  • Calmoseptine (Over the counter)
  • Coconut oil (Jar in grocery or fractionated)
  • Desitin regular
  • Desitin extra strength
  • Lanolin (AKA Nipple/breast feeding cream)
  • Lotrimin
  • Neosporin
  • Nystatin (Prescription from Doctor, typically for yeast rash)
  • Resinol (Over the counter)
  • Super Duper Diaper Doo
  • Triple Paste
  • Vaseline

Powders:

  • Baby powder – Was told NOT to use, as baby powder causes yeast infections !! Who knew?!
  • Brown all purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Tums/Rolaids/Maylox/Mylanta TABS crushed in a zip lock bag

Mixes – Let the science experiments begin!

  • Barrier cream of choice and layer of Crisco on top
  • Breast milk & air dry, then mix Desitin with crushed antacid and apply
  • Coconut oil & cornstarch
  • Combine antacid powder with any barrier cream of choice
  • Desitin Extra Strength & A&D Ointment
  • Desitin, Lotrimin, & triple antibiotic, all equal parts
  • Hydrocortizone with Balm ex on top and pat in powder
  • Lotrimin, Hydrocortison, & Neosporin
  • Neosporin & powder of choice
  • Zinc Oxide cream of choice with essential oils lavender & melaleuca diluted with fractionated coconut oil

A baking soda soak in the tub also soothes sore bums!


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Let us be women who carry each other.
Let us be women who give from what we have.
Let us be women who leap to do the difficult things, the unexpected things and the necessary things.
Let us be women who live for peace.
Let us be women who breathe hope.
Let us be women who create beauty.
Let us be women who love.

Let us be a sanctuary where God may dwell.
Let us be a garden for tender souls.
Let us be a table where others may feast on the goodness of God.
Let us be a womb for life to grow.
Let us be women who love.

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self-love

noun

  1. regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).

 

Every year the calendar flips to February, everyone’s vision is blurred with hearts flying from Cupid’s bow, chocolates and red teddy romance.

…well. Maybe not for everyone.

Whether you have a significant other to share in the feelings of love this February or not, I truly believe it’s our responsibility to learn to love our self FIRST. Loving your body and celebrating all of it’s imperfections that our eyes tell us are there, is FREEING. Life is a little bit easier and there is a spring in your step. Your energetic vibe is magnetic and contagious. As you further the uncovering of love for your self, you will find that you are in fact LOVABLE and worthy of love from your own soul. You will become an inspiration for other young girls and women to start their own journey…to drop the negative self talk and see beauty in their being that they never noticed before.

Starting February 1st, we are going to steep in self-love…a 28 day journey learning to love each of our body parts and finding that inner Goddess full of confidence, radiance and strength. We are jumping into the book/journal: 28 Days Naked: Your Guide to Living Smarter, Feeling Sexier, and Loving Your Body. Each day you will focus on one part of your body; there’s a few pages of uplifting content, a vibrational statement, quote and a journal prompt. 28 Days Naked is intended to repair that relationship and bring us to a place of love and gratitude for the amazingness that is our bodies.

During this 28 day practice you will learn how to:

  • Honor your body
  • Increase your acceptance of the body in which you live
  • Reprogram yourself to see the great things about your body
  • Be compassionate towards yourself

28 Days Naked will gently guide you to a place of self-love, acceptance and vibrant energy. Put simply, when practiced, 28 Days Naked will restore the relationship between your mind, soul and your body so that you love the skin you are in and live life with vibrant energy.

Does this sound like something you need in your life? Perhaps you are timid, fearful or any other number of negative feelings/energies: IT’S OK! I will be going through the book for the first time WITH you! Yes, with you! And a group of lovely ladies as well. We will check in every day in my Facebook Group: “Buti Yoga with Gabby” where I will discuss the devotional for the day and we can talk about how we feel about this body part. You are welcome to participate fully in the group or just lurk.

 


Being uncomfortable is where you experience the MOST growth!
Face it fearlessly and you will be greatly rewarded!! 


 

READY to dive in?!

—-> Join the Facebook Group

—-> Grab your copy of 28 Days Naked

PLEASE NOTE: You will not actually BE naked (this seems to be a road block…hear me out first, judge later!) It is merely a figure of speech in stripping down societal norms, points of views and expectations you may be holding yourself accountable for or believing mentally.

However, I will tell you that if you can slip on a bikini and do chores around the house for 2 hours at least once a week…your world will change!


“We diminish our holiness by being obsessed with what’s wrong instead of finding what’s right. We criticize ourselves to the point that we forget about who we are and the greatness that is our bodies.” – Ilyana Vanzant


 

 

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“We find out the gender today and I’m so nervous I could barf!”

What is it about finding out the gender of your second baby that is more nerve racking than the first? For me, it was wanting a boy…since our first kiddo is a girl. I wanted to be the mother of both genders. While I was 85-90% certain that the ninja turtle I was carting around in my body was wielding a penis, I wanted to see for myself via the 20 week ultrasound.
I did really good with nerves up until the day of the appointment. Then I turned into an over caffeinated human, jittery as all get out, and kept switching from “I feel like I’m going to barf!” to “MOVE I need to pee, NOW!” It was completely exhausting.
I had to take a zofran about 2 hours before my appointment or there was no way I was going to make it! And it was a good thing I did. When I had the 20 week sonogram done 4 years prior, it was as easy as pull your shirt up to your bra and roll your pants down as low as you can.
This time, I was blinded with needing to have an INTERNAL sonogram before the belly sonogram. They are checking to make sure your cervix is still tightly closed. If your cervix is not, they can be proactive in avoiding a premature birth and any other complications that come with it. I think this is a win for all parties involved.
The new procedure completely threw me off of my game. I was not anticipating an internal sonogram…especially considering I had the following people in attendance for the big reveal: My husband and four year old daughter, my mom and dad (who are divorced), my husband’s mom and dad. And yes we crammed us all in the 6 foot by 7 foot room, plus an exam table, sonogram machine AND the tech running the machine.
It was slightly embarrassing to tell a room full of people, “HEY you can’t come back immediately when they call my name. I’m getting an internal check.” >.< I die.
When the tech confirmed my guess/suspicion, we all screamed and woohoo-ed with joy and some tears on my end. Had our sweet baby Malcolm been a girl? I’m sure there would have been a some what upset me on the scene. I REALLY wanted a boy. Bad. I would have loved Miss Delilah all the same had she been growing in my womb. Without a doubt. Truly all that mattered is a healthy growing baby. I’ve been blessed with two.
What happens when you go to find out what gender you are having and it’s the opposite of what you wanted? Or you are completely overjoyed with two kids of the same gender…but your family will not be. What do you do?
Set boundaries. Before you even say what gender you are carrying, tell them you are overjoyed with the sex and can’t wait to finally meet your baby. You wish to hear nothing but positive uplifting stories.
Kids will fight or scrap, regardless of being two of the same or two different genders. That’s what kids do. My two go rounds and I feel like I am a referee. Sometimes I feel like I have to put the kids in separate corners.
You were chosen to have the gender your are growing and breathing life into. That baby was meant for you.
Congratulations Momma <3
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