diapers

Diaper Rash That Won't Go Away

Your baby has a diaper rash and you’ve tried all the conventional treatments but it still won’t go away.  What should you do?  If your baby has a diaper rash that doesn’t go away after a week with conventional treatments, you may need to call your pediatrician.  Likewise, if your baby has a fever, diarrhea or illness, or if the rash has spread to other parts » Read more

8 Reasons Moms Should Consider Part-Time Cloth Diapering

You’ve seen some adorable cloth diapers and heard all the hype for trying them, but the truth is you’re a skeptic. Cloth diapers seem like a whole lot of work and the benefits, eh, you’re just not seeing them. Not to mention, cloth diapers seem really pricey.

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an irritation or skin breakdown on your baby’s bottom.   When your baby has a diaper rash you might notice redness or small bumps around the diaper area.  Sometimes the rash is only seen on your baby’s bottom, but you may also see a diaper rash on the lower abdomen close to where the diaper fastens, on or around the genitals, or in any creases or » Read more

Cloth Diapering Basics: Beginner's Guide to Cloth Diapering

Cloth diapering was once a thing of the past. When disposable diapers became readily available, most moms quickly abandoned cloths for the convenience of disposable diapers. However, cloth diapering is not what it used to be and cloths are gaining popularity with moms again. There are several types of cloth diapering systems on the market now. » Read more

Blood in Baby's Stool

Babies can sometimes have blood in their stool that is caused by food allergies, a small anal tear or fissure, or even a temporary case of lactose intolerance. It might even be a drop of blood that came from a cracked nipple, which the baby then passed through his system. Many times the cause of blood in a baby's stool is unknown or undiagnosed. » Read more

Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works for someone else might not work for you and your baby. » Read more

Yeast Infection Diaper Rash

A yeast infection is a fungal infection that occurs due to an overgrowth of the yeast cells such as Candida albicans. These fungi exist in a low concentration in the gastrointestinal tract among other, good bacteria, and when the number of yeast cells starts to grow rapidly, the yeast cells from the feces may get in contact with the skin and cause an infection. » Read more

Stop the Diaper Changing Battles

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care Babies are little bundles of energy! They don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss, or even crawl away. A simple issue can turn into a major tug-of-war between parent and baby. » Read more