Newborn Necessities Part 1- Newborn Photographer Camden
WELCOME!! Today’s blog post is about a few things that I found absolutely invaluable when I had my babies – PART 1
You all know I am a newborn photographer in camden, but I thought I would share just a few tips from my own personal experience from when my little ones were little. It was quite a while ago now but the memories thankfully remain. There’s a few things that I learnt along the way that I picked up and I wish I’d known before, so here it is, these are my personal experiences and thoughts and hopefully it helps some people in someway.
A ‘No-Touch’ Thermometer
A quality ‘no touch’ thermometer is a really good investment and something you will absolutely love when your kids are really, really sick with viruses or infections and you need to make sure their temperature doesn’t get too high or too low (a normal body temp is anywhere between 36.5 – 37.5 degrees). You may need to monitor Bub’s temp through the night, so with a ‘no touch’ thermometer, you can just simply check Bubs temp without disturbing them. We all know that when we have a sick bub they can be really hard to get to get to sleep, and we’re exhausted as well. So the last thing you want to do is risk waking them up.
Sudo Crème and Daktozin
If you are looking for good nappy rash care, Sudo Crème and Daktozin were my go to creams. Sudo Creme is perfect for every day use. If Bub has a really bad nappy rash, Daktozin was brilliant, simply because has zinc in it, the same zinc we used to put on our faces back in the 80s when we were out in the sun. It is thin but provides a super protective layer that does a wonderful job not to rub off onto Bubs nappy. It protects and heals quickly. Please keep in mind nappy rashes that are resistant to common nappy rash creams may need to have an anti-fungal option prescribed by your GP. As a newborn photographer in camden I provide a full stocked change table in my studio but don’t provide creams for hygienic reasons.
Rubber Backed Bath Mat
Now this might sound strange but if you buy a rubber backed bath mat and keep it handy for this purpose only, when your little ones are sick or if you have a spewy baby with reflux or projectile vomiting, this is super handy. Imagine this, it’s 4am, the whole house is fast asleep, it’s cold, it’s dark, your 2 year old is in your bed, you’re exhausted. Bub has a spew in her cot. Her clothing is fine but her sheets and her mattress are completely in need of a thorough wash. She can’t possibly sleep in her cot now. What are our options here? An option that I found worked really well was a rubber backed bath mat. If Bub is fine, and going back to sleep, place a rubber backed bath mat or two where Bub sleeps. The rubber backing with prevent your baby from becoming wet from the vomit, and the soft layer will provide a safe, flat space for Bub to sleep on until we get to a more reasonable hour like 6am when we can completely strip the bed, wash the mattress, wash the sheets and dry everything. A mattress protector is a good idea but again you have to strip the entire bed to change the mattress protector. I found a rubber backed bath mat to be a lifesaver, it’s not for everyone but for us it worked a treat!
For more helpful advice and tips, check out the Tresillian website https://www.tresillian.org.au/advice-tips/newborn/ there is lots of helpful advice there.
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Newborn Photographer Camden