You’re a first-time mom snuggling a tiny, frog-legged bundle. You’re a mother of two under two, with one chunky, short infant and one long-legged sprinting toddler. No matter where you are on your parenting journey, finding the right way to diaper your baby can be tricky. So we got some advice from gMum (and gDiapers employee) Kelda about diapering her three-month-old son Kaj and now four-year-old daughter Juniper.
We were in a meeting this week when one of the moms at the table announced, “Was I the only one that left the house without looking in the mirror?” We laughed. And a couple of us smiled and said, “No.”
Taking care of ourselves as parents seems to be the last priority in our days. In fact, good days can sometimes mean just brushing our teeth. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find inspiration in the moms who refuse to let go of their self-expression and fashion.
Below, we’re sharing some mom-style bloggers who know how to balance beauty and babies. Even if you’re currently sitting in pajama pants with spit up and a coffee stained t-shirt, we hope you’ll be inspired to remember to take care of you.
It’s the little things that can make a big difference, right? Having the right tools to soothe your little one makes you feel a bit more relaxed. Even better, you may already have some tools in your home, ready to be rediscovered! Here are a few tricks to try with your little ones’ aches and pains:
Oatmeal baths for skin inflammations
Skin irritations like eczema and diaper rash are so common in babies. If yours suffers from minor skin issues, try giving her a warm oatmeal bath. There are a couple ways of doing this: using traditional rolled oats, grind them up into a powder in a food processor, or wrap a handful in a piece of cheesecloth. Mix a handful of oatmeal powder into a baby bath of warm water, or steep the cheesecloth pouch in the water like a teabag. Play with your baby in the bath for about ten minutes, and then gently pat her dry with a towel. The oatmeal naturally soothes the irritation. (And don’t forget using more breathable diapers like gDiapers can reduce the chances of getting rashes too!)