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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Family Life on the Road – Guest Post by Jana Kramer

Actress, singer and songwriter Jana Kramer is taking the country music world by storm. In February, she and her husband, Michael, welcomed their baby girl Jolie Rae, and now, they are bring her along on Jana’s cross-country tour. Read how the family manages life on a tour bus on the Dr. Smith’s blog.

By Jana Kramer

Wow! Where do I even start?!?! It has been 4 months since I welcomed my sweet baby girl Jolie Rae into this world. My husband Mike and I are absolutely in LOVE.  I have never felt this kind of love before and we are so blessed beyond belief that she is our little girl.  I honestly can’t believe it has already been 5 months.  Time has already flown by. 

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How to beat diaper rash during summer

Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, Bundoo Pediatrician

Summer heat can be hard enough on your baby, but adding a case of diaper rash makes it miserable.

Diaper rash is a common condition characterized by redness and mild scaling on the diaper area. It’s usually caused by leaving a wet diaper on for too long or the introduction of new foods that cause irritating diarrhea. During the summer months, however, it can also be caused by extra sweating thanks to more intense heat.

Besides diaper rash caused by prolonged contact with a wet diaper, yeast infections are also more common in the summer months. Candida can look very similar to classic diaper rash — it’s also a red rash — but standard diaper rash treatments won’t work.

Preventing and treating summer diaper rash

Keeping your baby’s diaper area dry is the best way to prevent diaper rash from developing in the first place. This might mean regular diaper changes in sweaty weather, and letting him or her air out whenever possible. But remember to practice good sun safety! Infants and babies should be dressed in long, lightweight pants and shirts, with a head covering, if they are in direct sunlight. For infants over six months of age, you should use sunscreen on exposed skin.

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Bill Rancic and Dr. Smith’s® Premium Parents

Family is First – Guest Post by Bill Rancic

Entrepreneur and TV personality Bill Rancic joined the Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment team to celebrate the launch of the brand in Walgreens stores across the country. Bill, alongside his wife and event guest Giuliana, talked about the joys of parenting one-year-old son Duke and shared parenting tips with invited guests during the festivities at RPM Italian Restaurant.

By Bill Rancic

In my first year as a father, I was shocked by how having little Edward Duke has changed our lives for the better. The experience of parenting is more fun than I could have ever imagined. I’m learning more on the job than I have at any gig prior to my role as a father, and my priorities have completely shifted overnight. Our world has completely changed to center around the baby.

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Ali Landry

Moms Supporting Moms – Guest Post by Ali Landry

Mompreneur, designer and actress Ali Landry joined Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment to celebrate the launch of the brand in Walgreens stores across the country. A mother of three, Landry shared her experiences as a mom and wife with invited guests during the festivities at Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, TX.

By Ali Landry

As many of you may know, I recently welcomed my third child, Valentin, into the world. The pregnancy went smoothly, and he is perfection. Though, for me, this time around has been completely different. After the birth, I noticed that I was feeling overwhelmed. I had two older children that really needed me. My daughter, Estela, is an active first grader who just switched to a new school. My oldest son, Marcelo, is in the attachment phase that many two-year-olds experience. I was concerned about the adjustments associated with incorporating a new baby into the family. How could I balance it all?

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