Baby Body

  • Baby Rashes and Breast Milk

    As I was staring at my beautiful little baby’s face, I noticed something. A rash. Gasp!

    “Mom! What is this? What is on her face?”

    “Oh Toni, that is just a little rash… all babies get rashes.” Not my baby!

    Not that I have unrealistic expectations of perfection… I just didn’t want my little love button to have a rash. I personally hate rashes… and even though this one was pretty mild, I had nothing else to think about.

    Later that day, as she was slobbering on my boob having her 30th meal of the day, I noticed that she was kinda drooling breast milk out of the corner of her mouth. Not sure what possessed me to do this, but I dipped my finger in the milk that was seeping down her cheek, and put it on her eye-lid where the rash was.

    Low and behold, a few hours later the rash was totally gone! I don’t mean improved, I mean disappeared. Since then I have tried it a few other times, and EVERY TIME THE RASH GOES AWAY!

    So if you baby has a rash, try breast milk before you try any product. I swear it totally works! If you are not breast feeding, I also found that “Burts Bee’s Diaper Rash” cream works really well too!

    January 13, 2011 • 2nd Month, Baby Body, Baby Products, Breast Feeding • Views: 19691

  • Cranky Mornings

    I find my baby to be super cranky in the morning. She is still only a few weeks old, so I am still getting to know her, but mornings are not her finest hour.

    Do you want to know why?

    Because she has to poo. She has to take a big giant dump, and it is complex for her to figure out how to relax her little tiny anus, while at the same time pushing out a nice sloppy wet poo for me to clean up.

    My point in saying this is that when they are so young, their moods are not because they don’t like you, or aren’t super psyched you are their mom, it is because they have some overwhelming bodily function. As adults, we totally take for granted these things, because they have become unconscious activities. We don’t have to concentrate to take our morning craps. But for babies, her taking a shit is a full body experience.

    I feel like it is okay to rationalize your baby’s moods so they don’t hurt your feelings. As adults, we get into a bad moods or cry because of our emotional discontents, but I really think that for babies, it is all about them getting used to being inside their bodies.

    January 11, 2011 • 1st Month, Baby Body • Views: 1005