Do This 30 Minutes A Day To Prevent Diaper Rash

If working the nursery at church has taught me anything, it's that diaper rashes can be serious business.  Not only are they painful, but they are going to make your little one the most miserable little thing. 

One thing we discussed in detail before the girls were born was diaper rash.  Once you've seen a raw and swollen bottom, and listened to the child it's attached to scream the scream of death when they go pee, it becomes a serious topic of conversation.  After talking about different methods of preventing it, this is what we came up with and it has worked amazingly!  11 months in and we've had NO diaper rash to date.

Diaper Rash Prevention

When it comes to keeping the bottom dry and rash free we simply air out daily.  This was easy when the girls were first born.  Now that they are moving all over the house, it's a little more tricky.  Oops, there's a wet spot.  Before the girls became mobile, each day I would take their diapers off and lay them on a waterproof bed mat.  We have a reusable (completely washable - thank God) from the hospital.  You can pick them up fairly inexpensively in stores or online. has Beck's Reusable Washable Bed Pads for around $3.00 each for 18x24.  Great for your little layers.

The girls would lay there 10 minutes or so, and then we usually had to switch to a towel because one or both girls would relieve themselves.  As they got older, they could lay there longer without needing to be put on a towel.

Diaper Rash Facts

If you have free range, inside dogs, like we do, airing out a crawler becomes a little more tricky.  We now have to worry about dog hair.  Weeby takes off as soon as she hits the floor, diaper or no diaper.  To keep the girls clean while they are airing now, I just bought a pack of little girls panties.  It's absolutely adorable watching them scoot and craw away with Minnie Mouse and Doc McStuffins on their bottoms.  

Both girls now go around 30, sometimes 45 (not usually) minutes without going potty.  So they get their air out time and keep it clean!  Just remember if they do relieve themselves to take the panties off quickly.  Wet cloth rubbing on the floor up against their backsides will also cause a rash.

This method will work with little boys as well.  You will just want to make sure that they have a tee-pee cover or other coverings while they are little.  You'll have streams flowing everywhere if you don't!  Older children who are still in diapers or pull-ups at night, as well as children who have severe diarrhea will also benefit from airing out.  

Food, drinks and sickness can also cause diaper rash.  Whenever I notice a little redness on the girls, I use a diaper cream.  By the end of the day or the next morning, usually the redness is gone and everything is back to normal.  We had a lot of diaper rash creams to try from Babies R Us.  When you attend an event they give you samples in a goodies bag.  My two favorite creams to date are Dr. Smith's (They offer a great variety of products) and Equate (Walmart Brand).  I have also used A&D Cream that was given to me at my baby shower.  All three of these creams are available at Walmart.

I hope that his will help you keep your little one from getting diaper rash from wetness.  Food and drink rashes are most times unavoidable, but you can 100% keep way a wet bottom diaper rash.  

I'd love to hear your diaper rash prevention methods.  What products or methods are you using?


The Wages of a Godly Mother

Dr. Bob Kelly shines the spotlight on Jochebed, the mother of Moses.  She lived by a courageous faith in perilous times.  In doing so she produced a son who was accountable to God and whose life work would touch his contemporaries and every generation to follow.

Jochebed saw her motherhood as a stewardship from God, which meant that God alone was responsible for her "wages" -- but what wages they were!  When Moses led the people of Israel across the Red Sea, Jochebed received her wages!  When Moses built the Tabernacle, Jochebed received her wages!  She is listed in the hall of heroes of the Faith (Hebrews 11) along with her son.  Her heavenly bank account had been built from hours of instruction and prayer and toil and sacrifice.  She gave Israel and the world one of their greatest sons, Moses, a true giant among the greatest men of history.

There are many great women in the Bible that we should study as example.  Since the newest chapter of our lives is beginning, I find that my examples are changing.  For years now, I've studied how to be a wife, homemaker, teacher, etc.  But now, it seems my area of study is shifting to that of Godly Mothers.  God's Word may not be as "up to date" (to some) as What to Expect... but it is the basis for which parents should be raising their children.

I recently read The Wages of a Godly Mother, a look at Jochebed, the mother of Moses.  Here is what the pamphlet book says of her:

1. She had courage in perilous times.
2. She clave to a law that was preeminent.
3. She constructed an ark for her child's protection.
4. She depended on the Lord, to give her her wages.

By using Jochebed, Dr. Bob Kelly, explains that raising children and being a Godly Mother, depends more on Faith and less on self.  He begins by explaining that it should begin with Salvation.  Yes, a Godly Mother cannot be so, unless she is a child of God.

Click Here to get your copy of The Wages of a Godly Mother, from Sword of the Lord Publishers for $0.75 (plus shipping).  You can also find this at a few Christian Bookstores.  The material in this booklet would make amazing Sunday School Lessons!

Before My Vapour Vanishes (My Life List)

Since the beginning of time, the question has been asked, "What is life?"  Songs have been written about it, movies are made about it, and everyone (in one fashion or another) is living it.  When asked, "What is life?"  God replied, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is YOUR life?  It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."  (James 4:14)

Before my vapour vanishes, there are some goals I would like to accomplish.  I have never voiced the goals I have for my life.  Probably because I am a horrible goal setter and reacher.  The setting is a breeze, the reaching sometimes a tropical storm! Here it is, my Life List.  50 things I would love to achieve before my life is over.  Will I achieve all of these goals?  Most likely not, but it's going to be fun trying.

BOLD = In Progress                    Strike Through = Completed

  1. Lead my girls to Christ (when they are ready).
  2. Teach Sunday School, again.
  3. Read my Bible cover to cover in one month.
  4. Pray over my family prayer list everyday.
  5. Create KJV Sunday School curriculum.
  6. Visit The Sword of the Lord bookstore.
  7. Witness to a famous person (by talking or tract).
  8. Personally support a missionary (we currently do give to missions).
  9. Go with my family on a missions trip.
  10. Hand out 1,000 gospel tracts by the end of 2016.
  11. Have the Proverbs 31 Spirit in my home and with my family.
  12. Live and show the girls that next to God's Word daddy is the final authority in our home.
  13. Wake up every morning at 5:00AM for 31 days (create the routine).
  14. Be an extra in a movie.
  15. Come off my diabetes medication.
  16. Go to the opera with Thomas
  17. Eat brunch at Skycity Restaurant (top of the Space Needle in Seattle).
  18. Take a family vacation to Disney (2017).
  19. Make an Initial Wreath for the door.
  20. Second Honey Moon at Oheka Castle.
  21. Take a photography class.
  22. Write and publish a children's book.
  23. Fly in a plane.
  24. Tour the Ryman Auditorium.
  25. Take a New England cruise.
  26. See White Christmas at The Fox.
  27. Do a coastal road trip with my besties (ladies only).
  28. Home-School the girls for their preschool years.
  29. Visit famous abandoned places in the U.S.
  30. Fill the living room wall with family photos.
  31. Learn to make lo mein noodles.
  32. Attend a movie premier.
  33. Eat in a famous person's restaurant.
  34. Take Thomas to the Norsk Museum in Norway, Illinois.
  35. Make country themed Christmas stockings and a trees skirt.
  36. Start a magazine (The Modest Woman).
  37. Do a Mommy & Me painting class with the girls.
  38. Sew the girl's church dresses and other clothing.
  39. Celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary (2049).
  40. Take a family ride in a hot air balloon.
  41. Go antiquing in Vermont.
  42. Finish the girl's baby books (2020 - age 5).
  43. Come up with a routine cleaning schedule and STICK to it!
  44. Start and finish a 30 day NO SPEND challenge.
  45. Give someone a dream vacation.
  46. Re-marry my love in our church.
  47. Put money in the girl's piggy bank every week until they are five (shopping spree).
  48. Find the abandoned haunted house everyone wants to know if you'll spend the night in for $1M.
  49. Go to the bank the next day!
  50. Be in complete submission to God, His Word and His will (hardest of all).
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