Having two toddlers with very sensitive skin, we are no strangers to frequent diaper rashes. It’s a problem that I would imagine most parents struggle with at some point in their child’s diaper wearing years. We’ve used many different ointments and creams in the past and finally found one that worked well for us. It wasn’t until we were introduced to Dr Smith’s Diaper Ointment that we found an even better alternative.
As you can see in the photo below, Dr Smith’s ointment has a very creamy and thick texture. After using it this past weekend overnight, we noticed how well it protected our toddler’s skin. By morning, most of the ointment was still on her bottom, creating a good barrier from overnight urinating that often irritates her skin.
In comparison to the diaper ointment we’ve used in the past, Dr Smiths has almost no scent at all. If you’re ever used the “paste” with the funky smell, you’ll know why this is such a pleasure.
Overall, our experience using Dr. Smith’s ointment has been excellent. In just a few applications we were able to heal our daughters current diaper rash and hopefully prevent even more in the coming weeks.
What You Need to Know About Dr Smiths
As parents, we often worry about the things we put inside the bodies of our children, but it’s also important to know what we’re putting on them. Knowing the ingredients of the products you use will help you make informed decisions. Your baby’s bottom is such a sensitive area of their body that it should be treated carefully.
Dr Smiths Premium Blend Diaper Ointment
Zinc Oxide 10%
Beeswax, lanolin, mineral oil, olive oil, paraffin wax, petrolatum, purified water, thymol iodide (mild antiseptic and fungicide).
3 Kids and Us Baby Care Tips
After having three little ones in my life, I’ve lived and learned my way through baby care. While I sure don’t know everything there is to know about babies, I am happy to share some of my tips.
Baby Mittens? No way. – Having a newborn is incredibly expensive and you’ll want to save money wherever possible. While infants do have sharp fingernails and often scratch their faces, you don’t need to buy baby mittens which will likely be eaten by the washing machine anyways. We often found that using infant socks made the perfect mitten. Once their nails become a little less flexible, you can also use a nail file to file them down instead of using the dreaded nail clippers.
Invest in a good swaddling blanket. Even if the nurses show you how to swaddle your baby a dozen times, chances are, after a few nights of sleep deprivation the knowledge will become nothing more than a blurry memory. While not all babies love to be swaddled, most do and you may even have to cater to their individual needs. Our youngest daughter only loved to be swaddled if she could have her left arm outside of the blanket. You can search YouTube for video demonstrations of swaddling techniques or purchase a specially designed swaddle blanket that is shaped uniquely and is easy to secure.
Sing a tune, even if you’re tone deaf. Your baby loves your voice even if American Idol doesn’t. One thing I always did consistently when my children were infants was hum the same tune to them when they were fussy. It’s something your baby will remember. My youngest is now almost 2 years old and she instantly recognizes the tune I hummed her as an infant. It’s a great distraction when she gets hurt, throws a temper tantrum or just needs a comforting shoulder before bedtime.
If you’re expecting, a new mother or even a grandmother looking to brush up baby care skills, you won’t want to miss an afternoon of fun and chatting as I join The Motherhood and Heloise, celebrity host and author (Hints from Heloise), as a co-host to discuss baby care tips and tricks at 1pm EST. Visit the Baby Care and Mom Helpful Hints with Heloise and Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment page for more information.
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