Making it through Baby's first bad flu
For many first time parents, baby's very first bad tummy flu could catch them off guard. Inevitably, at some time soon after their very first birthday, especially if they are attending day-care, your baby shall come down with their very first awful stomach bug. This comes with an unique collection of messes that some new mommies and daddies may not quite be prepared for. First off there are the diapers. Little Ones with a tummy disorder shall commonly have looseness of the bowels. In chatting with other mothers, it is clear, there is no baby diaper that doesn't leak, and leak frequently, during a spell of "the poops". If you are a fabric baby diaper user, keeping up with the laundry may wind up being virtually impossible. You may wish to change to disposables until the spell is over. These leaks also mean your youngster shall go through rather an alarming number of sleepers. Sleep Sacks excel, in that they help keep the more minor leaks off the bedding. It's smart to ensure you have a number of added sleepers and sleep sacks available at all times. For those times when the leaks do reach the bedding, making sure the crib mattress is safeguarded is very important. You want a baby crib mattress pad that is water-proof, breathable, hypoallergenic, and easy to change. Looseness of the bowels could also be really irritating to your baby's skin. If they develop a diaper rash, then subsequent loose bowel movements could be really painful. I spoke with one mother who said sleeping in the very same room as her baby meant that she could get her baby's bottom changed as swiftly as possible, lessening inflammation to the skin. Liberal application of Zinc, or other barrier lotions shall help to minimize inflammation as well. Then you need to handle the messes produced by an upset belly, and nausea or vomiting. There is very little you could do to prepare for this; the bed linen is getting dirtied; there's no way around it. Have lots of added bedding available, particularly a high quality waterproof crib mattress cover, like the Happy Sleep Crib Mattress Pad from Tumpety Tots. This shall make certain that the crib mattress is safeguarded. Consumer Reports says: "use a tightly fitting, washable, waterproof, mattress cover to protect the mattress and keep the baby's sleeping environment as clean and as sanitary as possible". This is a time when having more than one crib mattress cover is definitely a great idea; you could have one in the laundry and one on the crib. One of the worst aspects of all this is that the poor little thing has no idea exactly what's taking place. It is really scary for them, and they are unable to caution you about being sick to their stomach or having a nasty BM. Remain as close as you can to them, at all times. Call the pediatrician and/or pharmacologist, and ensure they take note of the situation and the symptoms. In the long run, it is going to be a bit of a rough time. You are going to be run-down, and concerned. Just take a deep breath, and try to trust your instincts. And remember to ask family and friends for the assistance you need. Trust me. They shall be delighted to help.