Ahhh, the first sip tastes so good! I hope you’ll grab a glass and wine down with me. We’ve had an interesting week in the Speechbaby household. Let’s just say, mama is my name and paci weaning is my game! Yep, mommy took the pacis, cold-turkey style. More to come on the blog this week. Fisher’s wee self is going through so much right now between teething and motor skill development. He is going from squatting to standing in preparation to be upright. His crawl pattern changed this week. After a little research, I discovered it has a name-the crab crawl. It’s very interesting and he goes back and forth between his normal crawl and crab crawling. This video is a great example of a crab crawl. It makes me laugh, check it out!
Fisher has also started moving his body to music and offering to feed you his food, both of which are super cute and melt my heart. He is really into putting toys and items into containers and has discovered that he can do this with his diaper pail. I found three of his toys in there just today….ugh, gonna have to think about how to redirect this fun!
As for mama and daddy, our wallets are finally feeling some relief. We cancelled our formula subscription service and will not be ordering any more, yay! I’ve started mixing whole milk in with Fisher’s formula to prepare for the transition when he turns one. But just when you start to feel some financial relief, there’s another expense to take its place. We are researching convertible car seats because Fisher is out growing his infant one. We plan to transition him when he turns one.
Fisher still only has one tooth but is showing all the classic signs of teething. Between the drool, mouthing, crankiness and poop, I anticipate more are coming. Teething poop and the blog’s changing table focus this past week brings me to my baby product review: diaper rash powder.
I am very thankful that my son has only had one bout with diaper rash in his first year of life. I feel strongly that this is because I use a shake of Baby Anti Monkey Butt Diaper Rash Powder on him with each diaper change and I change him frequently. I received this powder as a baby shower gift and was skeptical about using it at first, so I didn’t. My son got a pretty good diaper rash his first week and we consulted his doctor. I asked the doc if there were any issues with using a powder and she said it was fine to use. It’s made with calamine, which is soothing and calming. It shakes out evenly, has a light scent and rubs into skin without leaving residue. I feel like the powder must leave a barrier between the skin and moisture from pee/poop. It also wicks the moisture left behind from wiping baby, which results in a dry diaper area. Moisture is what causes rashes and irritation. The key is getting baby nice and dry after wiping and this is hard to do, especially when you’re in a hurry. The powder helps to dry. I give my baby a shake at each change and spread it out to cover the whole area. This product has worked really well for my little, so I give it two thumbs up. If you have issues with diaper rash, give it a try and let me know how it goes. Also, please share if you have other suggestions!
I would like to thank Pamela over at Bee Organized with Pamela for so kindly reblogging my post Baby Essentials: The Changing Station this week. This is a first for me and I’m very appreciative. Thanks so much Pamela for sharing the love! Go check out her blog, she and I are on the same page when it comes to organization.
Thank you for reading and wining down with me. Hope you have a great week! Until next time…