Sunday, February 23, 2014

Baby Eczema Cure ... What Worked For Us

It's been a very dry winter. So dry, my baby's skin had paid dearly. Her skin was dry, bumpy, and blotchy. I tried all sorts of lotions and creams before finding the cure from our pediatrician. Eucerin and Aquaphor helped for a time ... and then it got really bad.

Here's what we did that finally did the trick:

  • Added about 1 ounce Robathol Bath Oil to bath water and let baby soak in water for about 3 minutes

Our doctor warned us Robathol Bath Oil was easiest found online and, of course, Amazon has it. We picked up the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser from CVS and had this first -- I used the cream before the bath oil arrived. Her skin began to clear up! We may be able to forego the Robathol Bath Oil ... I'm gonna stick with what the doctor recommended for now.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Make Baby Applesauce in a Baby Food Steamer/Processor

Making baby food isn't as hard as you think! A few simple steps using a Baby Food Maker is all it takes!

This may be TMI, but my baby was very regular ... until we introduced cereal. One ounce of breast milk and a tablespoon or so of oatmeal cereal for supper changed all that. It scared me. Is she constipated? Is this normal? She's had cereal for a while now, so ... it's time for something new. I had all intentions of introducing veggies next, but applesauce seems like a good thing to help "move things along". So, without further adieu, here's how I made applesauce!

First, you'll need some supplies/ingredients.
125 ml water 
3 small apples or 2 medium apples 
ice cube tray 

  1. Peel, core, and cut up the apples into 1/2" pieces. 

  2. Place apples into Baby Food Maker food compartment. 
  3. Pour 125 ml water into the water compartment of the Baby Food Maker. 
  4. Set the Baby Food Maker to steam (takes about 20 minutes). 
  5. Once the apples have been steamed, puree the apples. 

Viola! Homemade baby applesauce. I served my daughter about 1 ounce and froze the rest in an ice cube tray. The next day, I removed the applesauce cubes and put them in a labelled freezer bag for later. Remember, once you thaw any baby food, do not refreeze.