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3 Baby Tips You Didn’t Know

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Being a new parent is a learning experience for all, and we always look for the insider tips and tricks to make the journey a little bit easier.  Here are some solutions to common baby issues, that you may not know about:

3 Baby Tips You Didn’t Know

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Being a new parent is a learning experience for all, and we always look for the insider tips and tricks to make the journey a little bit easier.  Here are some solutions to common baby issues, that you may not know about:

1. Milk of Magnesia is a great cure for diaper rash!   

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Our nurses swear by this trick!  Milk of Magnesia is non-toxic and safe to use in the diaper region (even if it gets into the folds on female babies.) First, clean diaper region and pour milk of magnesia over diaper rash.  Then, close up diaper and wait five minutes. Afterwards, open diaper back up and apply butt-paste or bolmax.  Do not rinse or wipe off the milk of magnesia when you apply.  Apply it right on top. It’s okay if it looks white and cake, that means it’s working! At the next diaper change, use a warm wash cloth to rinse and wipe the diaper region, dry, and start the process again.

2. Keep reflux babies to their left side when changing their diapers!

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When dealing with a baby who has reflux, positioning is so important!  The traditional diaper change position where baby is on back and caregiver lifts the legs is uncomfortable for a baby with reflux.  It crunches their digestive organs and can cause discomfort.  Instead, position baby on his or her left side to change diapers.

3. NoseFrida is great for clearing babies’ nasal passages!

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We don’t normally endorse products on LMS, but this one comes highly recommended by our nurses. It is non-invasive and more sanitary than the traditional nasal aspirator.  With the NoseFrida, “Parents use their mouth to vacuum the contents of the nostril. This variable parent-powered suction is much more effective than the static suction of the bulb. The parents are able to control the amount of suction and a disposable filter  prevents any bacterial transfer” (NoseFrida website.) It may look gross, but it is actually sanitary, easy to clean with soap and water, has replacement parts available, and is BPA free and contains no phthalates. Plus, because of the hygiene filter, there is no mucus transfer from child to user.

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