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Treat Diaper Rashes in Toddlers With Cream

Diaper rashes are no picnic. You might think they are something you can just brush off to the side. While, the cream can be mild and small enough to ignore half the time. The babies who experience the itchy bump reaction on rump may find themselves more uncomfortable than you think. Those big red or dark areas with multiple bumps are not just normal occurrences for human development. In any situation, go out to the store and look for a treatment product to clean the baby’s rump as soon as possible. Apply the best diaper rash cream for sensitive skin if you think your baby needs it.

What Causes Babies to Have Diaper Rashes

Diaper rashes are caused by many things. Some things you just wouldn’t believe. First, diaper rashes are caused by not changing diapers daily. I am someone who does not do this when I watch my kid sometime. But, do not follow my mistakes. Change the baby’s diaper every day to prevent their sensitive skin from catching the rash. Another, some diapers are made out of material that might not suit your baby. It’s to hard to say which brand because there are so many on the market. Though, make a note to not use any diapers that cause baby’s skin to itch. The last thing that could be causing your baby to have a rash is medications or food you give it. Babies are not like adults. Their digestive system is very sensitive to food. Even, the food that is claimed to be healthy and natural according to experts. Anything that causes baby’s body to go into a rash must go.

What Cream Should You Use for Diaper Rash

When looking for the best diaper rash cream for sensitive skin, make sure the cream has a good overall balance. See if the cream provides skin with good enough moisture to keep water in the skin. Babies have very soft and delicate skin. Meaning, their skin needs cream that keeps the moisture locked in or a rash will occur. In addition, find a cream that has no fragrance. Scientist claim creams with fragrances have less performance on human skin. Babies won’t miss the smell anyway, so do not worry about it. Most rashes, are a result of not having enough water trapped into the skin. The cream you use does not have to be the best. But, the best cream gives the baby added performance and makes their skin hydrate longer. So, if you can afford to spend more money on high quality cream, then do it to make your baby look the best it can look.

Cream you choose to treat baby’s skin depends on the baby’s skin type. Base the skin type on your skin type. Do you know your skin type? If not, ask your local doctor to give the baby a check up. You can also visit the

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database to see ingredients that may hurt your baby’s skin. I can tell you to use zinc cream or some other brand but it wouldn’t be the %100 right answer. Go online and try different creams to see what cream works with your baby best.

Alternatives to Using Cream

Alternatives exist for people who do not want to use cream to treat their baby’s rash. For one, breast feeding can be used to give your baby the nutrients it needs to fight off diaper rashers. This is a good alternative to help mothers save money who are comfortable breast feeding their kids to get nicer skin for the next 3 years or so. You can use baby powder to treat diaper rashes. Baby powder has corn starch mixed in that does a good job balancing the skin. Moreover, a mother can apply coconut oil to the baby’s rump. Oil is very slippery and thick. Because of, the chemicals inside the oil can keep baby’s behind hydrated and smooth for a very long time.

AWOL Much?

Oh my goodness. Where has the time gone? Let me fill you in on why MaxxSilly has been AWOL.

#1 – Dental surgery. Yeah, I had 2 teeth pulled about 3 weeks ago. I lived on jello and ice cream for two days and I found out at my follow up appointment that I was quite entertaining while on the “gas”. Good times.

#2 – Cold / Allergies. Dear pollen, no one likes you. You ruin beautiful fall days with your need to cause sneezing and runny noses. It’s just not nice.

#3 – Computer crash. Bye, bye hard drive. Don’t worry I was sick of all of my pictures and music anyway. Go ahead and make them disappear. Oh, and while you are at it take anything I ever saved for my blog.

On a happier front my little man turned one! I can’t believe it.

Maybe he will start sleeping through the night at some point. Yes, my son still wakes up at night for a bottle. Any advice? It’s the same time every night. Oh and I have tried to let him scream it out but this just leads to the entire house waking up as opposed to just me. Sometimes you just have to take one for the team.

Anyway, the teeth have healed, the allergies and under control and the computer is back. Let’s do this!

Thirty-Eight Years

Thirty-Eight Years
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. Thirty-eight years.

The world needs to know your secret.*

Thirty-Eight Years

*I’m sure it has lots to do with having two wonderful daughters, two amazing sons-in-law and three adorable grandchildren….right?

The Craziness of Fall


Crazy. September.

Is it just me or do things seem to get extremely busy come September?

I can’t believe how fast our calendar has filled up for the fall. We had our anniversary and my birthday – yeah, I got your card btw, thanks! Then this weekend Lillyana starts swimming and Sunday school. We have plans for almost every weekend. Then come October we have Alex’s first birthday and christening with a lovely visit planned from my family in Florida (yay). Then more busy weekends plus Halloween Then we go full tilt into the holiday season. I already need a nap.

The scary part is that I don’t even have children that are in school yet or playing sports, dance, etc.


I will take time everyday to play hide and seek with my little boy and sing songs and dance with my darling girl. That is what it is really about.


When the Tooth Fairy Stops By…

There was some big stuff happening at our house this week.
Lilly lost her first tooth! We didn’t even know it was loose. I found out when I picked her up from preschool and the next day it fell out while she was there. So exciting. I thought this happened later but apparently, according to Lilly’s dentist, children who teeth early get their adult teeth early as well. Fascinating.
Well, this of course meant a certain someone would be paying us a visit. Oh, we were so excited. Since we were unprepared for this momentous event, Lilly helped me stitch together a little satchel to hold the tooth and put under the pillow. Nothing fancy or perfect but she loved picking out the fabric from my scraps and watching me use the machine to sew away.

When Lilly woke up in the morning the Tooth Fairy had left a personal note with a dollar bill rolled up inside and a gold dollar as well. The note got the best reaction:

tooth fairy
Dear Lilly,
Thanks for the tooth. I’ll be back for more.
Tooth Fairy
The tooth next to the one she just lost is loose as well. Looks like it will be a busy few weeks.
Has the tooth fairy come to your house yet? Do you have a special bag or pillow that your little one uses for their tooth? Do tell. I love hearing everyones different ideas.

Pasta Facial

Pasta Facial
Sometimes mommy is really busy and can’t cook us a fancy dinner like cereal. So, she boils up some water and jarred sauce and makes us pasta. It is so delicious. Oh, and great for the skin.

Winter Love

Winter is finally here in New England. I don’t say it’s official until it’s under 15 degrees – it hit 9 the other day – so we’re good.

I love this Kate Spade winter coat. I think I need to search around for a nice colorful coat. My puffy black jacket keeps me toasty warm, and makes me feel like a rapper circa 1993, but this color is just so happy.
We had a very light dusting of snow last night. Lilly was disappointed there was not more. I’m thinking this weekend we will make some snowflakes for the house. Is it too dorky to make these awesome Star Wars ones?
After that I will cuddle up with some yummy tea made from this v.v. cool robot infuser. Delish.
What are your plans to stay cuddly warm this weekend. Whatever they are – have a great one!

Hello Weekend

Nice to see you again.

We are expecting some summer like weather here in New England this weekend. Of course we are, I packed up all the summer clothes.

I think the family and I are going to head out and do some apple picking. After baking two pies last weekend and making some applesauce Wednesday night, I have the urge to get my apple on. Hmmm, what else to make? Any crazy apple recipes you guys would suggest? Throw them up in the comments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

PS – I realize that this post references apples and I can’t help but think it is coincidental that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, passed away this week at age 56. I was, and still am, a fan of Jobs. Not just his business sense, but also his creativity and ability to see ten steps ahead of everyone else. It’s hard to compare anyone to Edison or Ford, but Jobs in his brief life, came the closest.  He will be missed.