My baby Jonah is 26 months old (what!?) so he’s getting big, but…he’s still my baby in lots of ways.
He likes to take selfies, like his mama.
And he looooves his blankie(s) – they came in a set of 4 and he loves them all!
But one thing he does not like is talking about going to the potty. He, like, his brother and sister before him, won’t even acknowledge when he’s obviously doing the deed. It’s nothing buy deny, deny, deny, up in here!
So, I’m still buying diapers and wipes.
One thing that does set Jonah apart from his older siblings in the diaper department is that his little buns are super-sensitive. I swear, with Joshua and Sophie, I didn’t use a tube of diaper rash cream between them. But with Jonah, I have used approximately 20 billion tubes of cream, mixed up my own special concoction a few times, and bought him special extra-strength ointment from behind the pharmacy counter twice! Shew! It wears me out just thinking about it.
One time in desperation I turned to Facebook for diaper rash help, and some other moms gave me some great advice. A couple mentioned sprinkling cornstarch in his diaper at every change, and I’ve been doing it for a few months now, and it has helped TREMENDOUSLY. I took the suggestion from my friend Beth, of filling an empty spice container with cornstarch and just keeping it at the diaper-changing station. It works great, I use it just like baby powder and it helps keep Jonah’s sensitive little buns dry and rash-free. Yes!
Another thing that helps is wipes that are good for sensitive baby buns, so I was very happy to try Seventh Generation’s Free & Clear baby wipes when my friends at the Motherhood asked if I’d be interested in reviewing them. They’ve recently improved them, making them bigger in size and more cloth-like gentleness and performance. AND, they now use 70% LESS plastic than their old wipes through the use of plant materials. Wow! Obviously, Seventh Generation is a waste-conscious company, and I can honestly say with these wipes, I’ve used less than with other brands. They seem to be able handle more mess per wipe than the wipes I usually use! True story! I’ve been really pleased with their performance and I know they don’t contain any fragrances or chemicals that are going to irritate Jonah’s skin. I’ve been using them to clean up his messy face and hands after meals as well and I can get the whole mess cleaned up with just one. (And Jonah generally scrapes the inside of his yogurt containers clean with his fingers. Ahem.)
So, I’m a fan of Seventh Generation Free & Clear wipes! You can find them for sale at Target, Whole Foods, and Diapers.com. AND you can enter to win a pack here! Holla!
All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post with your best baby care tip! One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, March 18th.
Good luck! And thanks to Seventh Generation for letting Jonah and me try out their wipes.
I was provided wipes to facilitate my review and I am being compensated for this post by the Motherhood and Seventh Generation. All opinions are my own.