We’ve Got Your Summer Checklist

We’re always ready for more sunshine and outside time. As you prep your family for the coming warm-weather months, it’s time to stock up on summer essentials. Dr. Smith’s® has built this seasonal checklist to help get you off on the right foot. And remember, summer is also diaper rash season, so don’t forget to prepare your changing area with Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment and Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray.

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The Lowdown on Sitting Down and Moving Around

Baby tummy time isn’t always fun. For anybody. But, have faith. All of that hard work to build up core muscles pays off when babies start to roll over and push up all by themselves. It’s a milestone that’s hard earned and gives you a glimpse into new challenges ahead.

As your baby learns to sit up, it won’t be long before full mobility becomes your new reality. While you put more baby proofing and safety measures into place, it’s also time to plan more protection for diaper rash.

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Fresh Tips for New Foods

The road from liquids to solids is paved with mixed emotions and lots of paper towels. This milestone is one for the baby books, and we’ve got some insight to help. When babies start eating new foods, their systems need to take time to get used to each one. Not only can new foods upset baby tummies, they can also increase the odds of diaper rash. You might not always think about it, but any new food that goes in can change the contents of what comes out, too.

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Pregnancy Milestones

We usually think of babies and milestones in terms of post-delivery events like, the first time baby self-soothes, sits up or moves from liquid food to solids. But, pregnancy itself is full of milestones. Most baby guides like to compare your baby’s prenatal development to some kind of fruit or vegetable. (Fun fact: That’s why Drew Barrymore named her baby Olive – she read it and thought it was cute.) While baby’s getting ready to be born, you’re going through changes of your own. Here are some mommy milestones to think about during your home stretch.

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

Winter is winding down, but temperatures are still down right frigid in many parts of the country. It’s still the season for snuggly knits, warm layers and footie pajamas. This time of year can really do a number on your skin, and of course, that goes double for your baby’s skin.

When the air is chilly, it’s also dry, which can lead to parched, itchy skin. It’s no fun for grown-ups, and really no fun for babies. Their skin is always more sensitive than ours, and reacts more harshly to the elements. It’s not just the cheeks on their faces that can get red and scaly. Their bottoms can also experience dry conditions, which can lead to discomfort and diaper rash. Here are some tips for how to battle the elements and protect baby’s skin from diaper rash this season.

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Top 5 Registry Must Haves

Getting ready to register for baby? Here is a list of essentials prepared by Dr. Smith’s Premium Parent, and mom of two girls, Rachel Bell:

  1. Sound machine – Babies love to hear womb sounds or other white noise. They’re good to have on hand when desperate to calm baby in those first few days.
  2. Something for yourself – Get something nice to treat yourself after baby comes. A new comfy set of PJ’s, body scrub, etc. but you’re thinking of baby all the time now and will need to take time for you too.
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Sun, Sand and the Diaper Set

Heading to the beach with babies isn’t always as easy as a day at the beach, as the saying goes. In fact, whoever came up with that phrase for “simple” probably wasn’t heading to the beach with a baby in tow. Packing and preparation require a new level of intensity when you’re talking babies and beaches. If you’ve navigated a pool, you’re on your way to success. But here are five special tips for babies, diapers and the beach.

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Diaper Rash Season Hits the Road

More than any other time of year, summer is the season to explore and travel. Babies and diapers don’t have to put a damper on your summer adventures. Here are five diaper-friendly tips for keeping your adventures at full throttle this summer.

  • Pack lots of diapers. You might have a great plan for how your day or extended trip will go. Then again, with babies and diapers, things happen. Be sure to pack a few extra backup diapers, since you’ll be changing more often in the summer heat, anyway.
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Summer is Diaper Rash Season

You might not think about it, but the diaper area is especially susceptible to diaper rash during the summer months. Here are a few reasons why:

• It’s hot outside: When temperatures get warmer, we sweat more. So even if you regularly change baby’s diaper, you’re going to want to change it even more often to avoid too much sweaty wetness building up in the diaper area. Another good idea is to use a product like Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Ointment. It creates a barrier to help better protect skin from extra wetness.

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Babies, pools, and diapers. Oh my!

It can be so much fun to splash with your little one at the pool all summer long. They can cool down and get some energy out, too. But, when you head to the pool with tykes in diapers, there are some things to know, especially if you want to avoid diaper rashes or other sticky situations. Diaper rash happens when skin is too wet for too long. So, a day at the pool when baby is nothing but wet makes preventing diaper rash a concern. We’ve got some help with these five tips for babies, diapers and pools this summer.

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