Diaper Rash in Babies

Diaper Rash looks like a redness on the skin in the diaper area, sometimes with small pimples and dry skin.

It can be itchy and painful for babies. Hence, it’s very important to take proper care.

Causes:

Tight diapers

Baby itching the diaper area

Wearing a wet diaper for long

Introducing Solid food

Tight clothes

Remedies:

Keep the diaper area clean and dry: Wash the area gently with mild soap or wash, wipes and pat dry before putting on new diaper.

Use gentle baby wipes: Use a mild and gentle wipe that has glycerin, aloe Vera and no alcohol. While wiping, avoid rubbing the skin.

Diaper free time: When babies have diaper rash give them diaper free time. If possible, giving diaper free time daily will be very helpful, it can be 5-10 minutes.

Wiping the area with a warm cloth: You can wipe the area with warm cloth when changing diaper.

Changing diaper frequently: Change the diaper for babies at least every 4 hours and whenever you come to know there is poop as the acid causes the rash.

Using cloth diapers: You can also switch to cloth diapers during day time till the rash heals. Cloth diapers once wet you will need to change. You will need to do the extra work of washing those diapers.

Applying diaper rash cream: Apply a thick layer of diaper rash cream on the affected area.

Coconut oil: Apply little coconut oil and massage over the area. It forms a protective layer between the diaper and the skin to prevent irritation and reduces itching.

Diaper Rash usually goes away in few days. But in case the rash is not improving and you see the area is infected then consult pediatrician.

End of the day thought

At the end of the day, if you think you have learned something.. you have given your best then you are already good.

Every simple thing you do matters. Be it helping someone, caring, making someone feel loved.

Be it taking up small opportunities that today you dont feel happy with.

Don’t be afraid of doing something out of your comfort zone.

Each thing you do, they are the building blocks that will shape your future.

-Acsah Roshan🌃

Happy 8th Month to my baby

I never knew I could love someone so much

You my dear baby I love you very much

Your smile, claps, the super fast crawling

The way you are eager to explore even the little things

You are happy to touch and feel the little things that we ignore

You have taught me that each and everything in our life is important

I thank God for keeping you safe and pray that all the babies and kids be blessed and stay healthy.

Happy 7th Month to my baby

Each day with you is a blessing.
It was like yestrday that I first took you in my arms..a scared mother who did not know how to hold a tiny baby.
Now I am a proud mommy , I am now an expert in spending sleepless night. I will tell you the truth I do scold your dad in my mind when I see him sleeping peacefully. 😄
I am managing my job and taking care of you at same time. So you know how talented your mommy is. 😇
I can now cook baby food, though I mess that up sometimes..I have to improve a lot.


You have now started sleeping at nights.
You clap hands even when you are crying sometimes.
Most times you laugh for no reason.
You can now sit with support and you love to stand.
You make funny and cute sounds.

My baby angel you are perfect and beautiful
Love you lots.

Trust

Trust once broken is broken. Once someone breaks your trust whatever they do seems to be a lie. You doubt each thing they do. Even when they talk to you, your mind questions you.

No matter how much they try to prove or change, you can never go back to how it was. You don’t want to get hurt again. Its not that you don’t want to give a second chance. You chose not to trust again for yourself. You have learned that how much ever important that person is, you are more important and you never want to go through that bad phase again.

Those who did not support you when you needed them the most,  if you give them another chance will they stand by you? Will they fulfill the promises they made to you? Will they stop lying? Will they stop hiding and tell you anything that happens? Will they now think twice before making any decisions that might hurt you? Are you important to them? Do they understand how you feel?
These never ending questions make you lose your self value and respect. You feel powerless and you waste your time on asking why.

In life people will hurt you , people who matter the most to you can hurt you, it can be both intentional or not. But the fact they hurt you and broke your trust remains.

There are some things you can do to not lose yourself:

1. Make your own decisions: Have your own opinions and if you don’t like anything just say it. Choose what works for you.

2. Self value : Take time to appreciate yourself. Never allow anyone to treat you less.

3. Stop questioning: It’s very difficult to be without finding answers for why it happened but you will need to somehow stop the why’s for your own well being.

4. Keep a diary: Write down your thoughts, the lessons learned and what you should avoid thinking.

5. Excercise : Keeps your body and mind healthy and calm.

6. Routine: Maintain a daily schedule to keep yourself busy but don’t forget about including self care.

7. Think positive: Be happy that atleast now you know that those people are not good for you. You can now keep some distance from them.

8. Love yourself: Do something you love. If you don’t like something about you then try to improve on it.

9. Talk to others: When someone breaks trust, most people tend to stay away from others. Instead of that talk to someone who can understand you.

Home remedies for cold in babies

Till 6 months babies are given breastmilk and not offered any water / food hence it becomes difficult for you to find any natural remedies especially for first time Moms. Most of the common cold lasts for about a week or two and can be followed by cough. We get so worried when baby coughs as it tends to make them vomit. But it seems vomiting is fine as that’s the only way babies can take out the mucus and also through their poop. In case of extreme vomiting / if baby is unable to feed / have fever/ unable to breathe/ crying a lot please check with pediatrician.

Here are some remedies that you can do to help your baby when they have cold and cough:

  1. Breastmilk: Feed baby breastmilk frequently to keep them hydrated which will help to reduce the discomfort and congestion for baby.
  2. Nasal spray: If baby’s nose is stuffy then you can use nasal spray. It will be a challenging task to put nasal spray or drops on baby’s nose but it helps to clear the congestion quickly. You can buy nasal spray from medical store or it can be made at home. It’s basically saline water and does not cause any harm.

How to use Saline drops / Spray:

  • Hold the baby in your lap in upright or slightly reclined position with baby head resting on your arm.
  • Put 2-3 drops in one nostril and wait for few seconds. Repeat the same in the other nostril. Tilt the baby head little backwards just to allow the drops to go inside the nose and hold it back straight.
  • Keep a cloth in hand to wipe the excess saline and the mucus.
  • If the nose is still congested use a suction bulb to clear baby’s nose.

3. Suction bulb: Helps to clear babies’ nose when its congested. After using Saline drops you can use the suction bulb to squeeze out the mucus.

How to use Suction bulb:

  • Keep the Suction bulb away from the baby and squeeze it to take the air out.
  • Place the tip of the bulb as per the mark or the instruction provided with the suction bulb on the baby nostril.
  • Slowly release the bulb and it will release the extra saline and mucus.
  • Repeat the same in another nostril
  • Do not use suction bulb too many times a day as it might irritate babies. I prefer not to use saline drops more than 3 times a day as sometimes it can dry baby’s nose. Use only when its required.
  • Clean the suction bulb immediately after use.

4. Steam: It helps in loosen up the mucus but for babies it has to be done with care.

How to use Steam for babies:

  • Keep the Steam Vapouriser away from the baby.
  • You can hold the baby facing away from the steamer and to be careful just ask another person to hold a cloth or towel near to the steamer so that direct steam does not go to the baby.  Sit in the closed room for 15-20 minutes and it will help to reduce cold and provide relief.
  • You can also steam the bathroom by filling a bucket with hot water and hold the baby and sit away from the bucket.

5. Mustard oil: Massaging baby with mustard oil is a traditional method and has many benefits.

  • Boil mustard oil with one or two garlic in low heat.
  • Once the oil is warm, massage the oil on baby’s chest and the foot. Helps to keep the baby warm and fight cold and cough.

6. Keep a towel rolled up under the mattress to keep the baby head little raised while sleeping, this helps them to breathe.

7. Humidifier: Placing a humidifier in room will moisten the air and reduce the cough. Replace the water daily to prevent any bacteria.

8. Keep the house clean to make sure no dust is irritating the baby.

9. Wipe the baby’s nose with a warm cloth and you can also place a warm cloth on the baby’s nose for few seconds to loosen up the mucus and also to clean the surrounding of nose.

10. Encourage baby to take rest.

These are the remedies that I came across when my baby caught cold. If you know any other remedies please share in the comment section. It will be very helpful for all the New Parents😊