Things I forgot about, 3rd Baby Edition.
The girls are only 19 months apart, so when I had Claire, Kate was still basically a baby.
She was still in diapers, still slept in a crib and only said a handful of words.
Fast forward 4 years and Luke is born.
Even though it has only been 4 years since Claire was a baby (and almost 6 since Kate was a baby), I have felt a little "rusty" in the the baby department.
There are several things that I have "forgotten" about when it comes to having a newborn.
One of those things is teething. Ahhhh.....teething. It's no fun.
Luke is just now 5 months, but over New Year's I noticed that his bottom 2 teeth had popped through....he wasn't even 5 months!!! I was not prepared for this because Kate and Claire didn't get their first teeth until 7-8 months old.
One of the things about teething is that it messes everything up.
Good sleeping habits? GONE. (Truth be told, Luke doesn't have very good sleeping habits, but for two nights in a row he gave us a 6 hour chunk. But, it only lasted 2 nights....Thanks to teething.)
Another thing about teething that I forgot about is the drooling.
SO much drool. You can see the remnants of drool on by his collar.
He SOAKS his clothes from drooling. I guess I should get him some bibs!
Along with the drooling comes him stuffing his fist in his mouth trying to get some relief by attempting to gnaw off his hand.
The final thing about teething that I forgot about is the diaper rash.
All 3 of my kids get a terrible diaper rash when they are teething.
(You would have thought that the horrible sleeping, drooling, fist in mouth and diaper rash would have clued me in that he was getting teeth, but no.....as a 3rd time mom I was "confident" that he couldn't possibly be getting teeth this early. Imagine how bad I felt when I saw that those 2 bottom teeth had popped in!)
Back to the diaper rash.
I was so glad that Bourdeaux's Butt Paste had sent me a tube of their butt paste to try out (Seriously, is that the best name or what? Butt Paste. There is a reason I teach 7th grade. I have middle school humor).
Luke's diaper rash was so bad (because of the teething) and I was fortunate that I had Bourdeaux's Butt Paste (giggle) on hand because Luke needed relief, ASAP.
I used it for one day with each diaper change and it cleared up.
So, now that I know he really is teething and one of his side effects of teething is diaper rash, I am going to make sure I use it with each diaper change.
This is something I didn't normally do. I have normally waited until I saw a diaper rash before I put on diaper cream/paste.
But, that is going to change now.
So, let me ask you.....
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Do you (or did you) use diaper cream with each diaper change as a preventative measure?
Did you wait until there was a rash and then treat it?
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