Today’s show is about How to sign with Your Baby and Must Have Items for Moms!
#1 – Hand Sanitizer Purell, GermX, and PureWorks Antibacterial Foam are top picks.PureWorks not only has antibacterial moisturizing foam, but antibacterial lotion, soap and a surface cleaner. Love it!!!
#2 – Aquaphor Healing OintmentThis comes in a tub or a tube and you use it INSTEAD of diaper ointment. It is for excema or rough skin, but it creates the best barrier for preventing diaper rash. I recommend the tube because when you only have 1 hand available, its a little easier to get the ointment out and apply with very little mess. The tub must be screwed off and the chance of baby getting a foot loose and plopping it right into the container is great (personal experience).
#3 – HumidifierUltrasonic humidifiers produce a micro-fine mist when water is passed over an ultrasonic nebuliser (high frequency vibrating apparatus). With proper cleaning, it reduces the amount of bacterial spores that can be found using a warm and cool mist humidifier. Walmart sells a ReliOn brand for around $30 and I love it!
#4 – Vibrating BouncerIt doesnt matter what brand or what it looks like, just make sure it vibrates. They say vibrating simulates a car ride. Many mothers say that they would much rather have a vital organ removed than give up their bouncer. The most popular brand would be made by Fisher Price. Also it grows with them and can be used as a feeding chair when the get older.
#5 – Disposable BibsPampers Pocket Bibsters or Pibs Disposable Bibs at www.pibsonaroll.com/ they fit on a standard paper towel holder.
#6 – Lansinoh LanolinA definite must-have for all nursing mothers! It takes a while for both our baby and us (unless you are plain good) to get the hang of the whole breastfeeding thing. During that time, our main food source to our babies can be quite sore! Lansinoh Lanolin helps repair and keeps them soft to eliminate cracking. Ouch!
#7 – Nursing PadsEven if you don’t decide to nurse, you will likely need these until your milk dries up. For those who choose to nurse, there are many of us who know that there is nothing worse than a leak! Keep them handy and always take extra! Two types – disposable and reusable. The best disposable according to moms would be the Lansinoh brand and then Johnson & Johnson. Medela, Avent and Gerber make reusable pads.
#8 – Crib Sheets/Mattress PadYou wake up to your baby hungry and dirty from head to toe. The real trick is how do you change the explosion, get them fed, and change the sheets without turning on the light to completely wake them up. Easy! The Ultimate Crib Sheet! It’s a miracle! Found at Babies R Us and internet sites.
#9 – Well stocked FirstAid Kit
- Infant Tylenol, Infant Motrin, Childrens Benedril (get chart from doctor regarding)
- baby clippers with a long ribbon attached to find easily
- rectal digital thermometer
- Petrolium Jelly for lubricating rectal thermometer
- Saline nose drops
- Nose bulb from hospital
- Check you local Red Cross for Infant First Aid book and Infant CPR card, Index card with important numbers (i.e., doctor, poison control, hospital).
#10 – Well stocked Diaper Bag
- list of contents in bag for easy checking before leaving
- Satalite Bag that holds diapers, full travel container wipes, changing pad or lap pad, Aquaphor, and a couple Ziploc sandwich bag to put soiled diapers. (check out the bags at: http://www.laragallagher.com/bags/index.html)
- Hand Sanitizer
- travel-sized lotion
- Infant Tylenol
- small pair of folded Scissors
- extra pacifier in Ziploc bag
- travel-size tissue
- receiving blanket
- extra onesies for complete blowouts
- plastic containers with pre-measured formula
- bottles filled with filtered water
- couple of burp cloths
- extra thermometer
- Tide Wipes
- Nursing Pads
- Bottle of water and granola bar