Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tummy Bugs

Oh, the tummy bug seems to continue on and on sometimes. Our little bits are no longer contagious (they haven't had a fever in over a week), but they're still having yucky poops! For my 20month old daughter, she's having 4-5 poops a day. Shoo-wee!

So we've been doing lots of hand-washing, lots of disinfecting and lots of diaper changing. The doctor reminded me of a couple of things yesterday, that might help you in the case of tummy bugs.

1. Do not give kids adult pepto-bismal, because it has an aspirin base. You need to buy the children's pepto-bismal.
2. Use desitin (or another diaper cream) to prevent diaper rash during tummy bugs, even if your baby isn't prone to diaper rash.
3. If your baby starts to develop diaper rash, consider letting them run around diaper-less for a little while, to let more air get to their little tushies and promote healing.
4. And pray for the poop to stop a little!!!

The blessing in our family - our school age son did NOT get the tummy bug. Everyone else got it, but it only lasted 2-3 days for the adults.

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Blogger UKNat said...

The BEST diaper cream I have found is Triple Paste Medicated Ointment. I doesn't come off between diaper changes and usually heals the rash within 24 hours.

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