We’ve all been there. You are a new parent and feel clueless and helpless. While you were pregnant you bought all the books and read up on pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life. But somehow everything you have read until this point hasn’t given you any answers or treatments of the most common baby issues new parents come across.
Your precious baby has just been born and you suddenly begin to see red and white spots and irritation on your baby’s face. Baby acne is very common in newborns. What I recommend is after washing your hands thoroughly is to express some breast milk, dip your finger in the milk, and gently dab the irritated areas and let dry. Do this 1-2 times daily. The breast milk will help soothe the irritated areas and also help with the swelling and redness.
Clogged Tear Ducts
You will notice clogged tear ducks when you see yellow crust or “sleep” begin to form in the corner of your babies eyes. This mucus will be
especially prominent after your little one has been asleep for a long period of time. If this is something that has become an issue get a clean washcloth and wet under warm water. Put a small drop of tear free shampoo and rub the infected tear duck. If both ducks are clogged I suggest using different areas of the washcloth for each eye.
Whether your baby has a diaper rash because they are teething or from diarrhea, a diaper rash is nothing to play around with. Your baby is in pain and you can barely hold them let alone change their diaper without them crying out in pain. Check out my homemade diaper rash cream here and other tips I’ve learned through the past years.
Cradle cap is dry patches that form on your baby’s scalp. The first thing to do is if you are bathing your baby every day to immediately stop! Bathe your little one once every couple of days. Now during bath time wet the affected area with water and put a drop or two of Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo. Gently brush your babies head with a baby brush or comb and rinse. Do this a couple of times a week, until it clears up.
All of my babies had some degree of gas during the first 6 months of their life. While I’ve tried a number of different things. A combination of over the counter Infant Gas Drops and them sleeping in an inclined position has made for a happier baby that isn’t in constant pain. I personally used the Nap Nanny Chill and never had any issues with it. There are different options that you can choose from now. From the Dex DayDreamer to the Rock and Play. Research all options and see which one fits your little one’s needs. If you are an expecting mother, this is a great item to add to your registry or use any gift cards on. Although some of these options might be a little pricey, these are items you will either be able to use for multiple children or you can sell quickly on any baby resale page.
Have you tried any of the remedies given here or do you have any of your own?