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How to Treat Diaper Rash|
descriptionChances are good that your tot is going to experience diaper rash at one point or another. Learn how to treat it and when you should call your doctor.
How to Bathe a Baby
You must keep one hand on your baby at all times when she's in the tub. So, make sure the baby wash, shampoo, and towel are in arm's reach before you lower her into the bath. You may even wanna squirt cleanser on a wash cloth ahead of time. Fill an infant tub or clean kitchen sink with about 2her into the bath. You may even wanna squirt cleanser on a wash cloth ahead of time. Fill an infant tub or clean kitchen sink with about 2 inches of warm water. Check the temperature with the underside of your wrist. If it doesn't feel too hot or cold, gently place your baby in the tub while supporting her head. Be sure to clean your baby's neck, armpits, bends of the legs, and in the folds of the skin. Formula or breast milk, spit up, dirt, and sweat can get trapped in these areas and cause irritation. To prevent dry skin , use body wash only a couple of times a week. If you bathe your baby more often, make sure to moisturize or use plain water. To keep your baby from getting chilly, wash her hair last, lightly massaging shampoo into her scalp. If she has cradle cap, put shampoo on a baby brush and rub her head in a circular motion . To rinse, cup your hand over her forehead to keep water out of her eyes. When taking your baby out of the
How to Treat Eczema
Could your baby's rash be eczema? Here's how to spot this common skin irritation and treat it.with eczema, a common itchy rash. It often looks similar to other skin conditions . So, check with your doctor before treating it. If she does diagnose eczema, these tips can help clear it up. First, look for potential triggers. Pet dander is one. Fragrances in soap and lotion can also irritate the skin. And some foods, such as dairy and wheat, can lead to a rash. Keep a log to see if you can find a pattern between your baby's diet and his eczema flare ups, and avoid those foods. Since overheating can also be a trigger for eczema, dress your baby in lightweight cotton clothes , and bring extra layers in case he gets cold. Your doctor may also suggest giving your baby allergy medication to keep flare
How to Remove Stains From Baby Clothes
Did you know that a spit-up stain needs different treatment than a baby-food stain? Find out how to get rid of various baby uh-ohs in this video.flush the area with cool water, then apply a detergent or all-purpose stain remover that contains enzymes, such as protease or amylase, directly to the stain. Check the ingredient list. Wash the garment in warm water with an enzyme detergent and oxygen bleach combo, such as Bio Kleen Oxygen Bleach Plus. To get rid of baby food stains , dunk the clothing in cold water, then soak the stain for at least 15 minutes in equal parts water and rubbing alcohol, which is safe for most fabrics when diluted. If that lifts the stain, toss the item in the washer. If it doesn't, soak the spot again in the equal parts water and white vinegar before you wash it. When baby oil, cream, or petroleum jelly lands on your little one, remove any excess [unk] with a spoon, then sprinkle the spot with talcum powder to absorb the oil. Wait ten minutes, scrape the area again with the spoon, then treat it with a stain remover and toss it in the wash. Soak formula or breast stains for a few minutes in warm water before adding enzyme pre-soaked to the water. If the spot lingers, treat it with a stain remover before washing the item. For a diaper blow out, shake any solids into the toilet, then soak the garment for at least
How to Keep Your Baby Comfortable in the Summer Heat
Before you take Baby to the park or pool this summer, be sure you know how to keep her comfortable and prevent her from getting overheated.lead to sunburn or heatstroke. Over heating has also been linked to sudden infant death syndrome Put sunscreen on your baby before you leave the house and reapply every 2 hours or whenever she gets wet or sweaty.
How to Introduce Your Baby to the Water
You wanna make sure your baby be swimming as safe and fun so pick the right time and place for your first venture into the pool. Going in the morning increases your chances that there will be fewer people in the water plus your baby will hopefully be well rested from a good night sleep. You maywater plus your baby will hopefully be well rested from a good night sleep . You may feel nervous the first time you bring your baby into the water but try to put on a brave face. Your child can sense your mood so if you seem like you're having fun she'll try to follow your lead. Before getting in the pool try dipping your baby's toes into the water so she can get used to the feel of it on her skin as well as the temperature. Once you're in the pool stay where you can stand comfortably and hold on to your baby at all times even if you are in the kiddie pool always remain within arm's reach. Remember to make the experience fun too, bring a water proof toy in with you or play a game such as motor boat . Hold your baby under her arms and swing her back and forth while singing motor boat , motor boat go so slow. If your baby is comfortable with that pick up the pace and sing motor boat , motor boat step on the gas. If she gets upset get out. It might be that she's just not ready yet. If that's the
How to Protect Baby's Skin in Winter
-Indoor heat and cold chapping weather outdoors makes dry skin a common problem in winter. To avoid making dryness worse, bathe you baby no more 2 to 4 times per week using mild baby cleanser. Replenish some of the skins oil lost due to bathing by massaging your little guy with a gentle and blandor older, it's important to apply and SPF of 30. Look for broad spectrum sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVV rays that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide Using sunscreen before 6 months is not recommended because an infant screen is extra sensitive. When going out, put baby in several