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Diana1215
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Changing table question

What do you put in your little diaper caddy or bing - or whatever is right next to your changing table pad?

Diapers obviously and wipes, what other products will I probably need on a daily basis that I would want to keep in there?

Also, do most hospitals have you clean the umbilical cord until it falls off now? I remember reading somewhere that you don't need to do that anymore?

Posted 4/24/07 8:06 AM
 
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Re: Changing table question

Balmex
alcohol
saftey q-tips
baby lotion
cotton balls
aquaphor

Yes, the hospital will have you clean it with alcohol wipes (they can give you some before you leave too) I just left Julia's alone and it fell off pretty quickly.


Posted 4/24/07 8:12 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

balmex
safety swabs
lotion of some sort
purell
mylicon
nail clipper/filing board

We were advised not to clean the umbilical cord w/ alcohol. We were told to apply A&D ointment daily.

Posted 4/24/07 8:16 AM
 

Diana1215
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Re: Changing table question

I didn't think of baby lotion - thanks.

Also - what is aquaphor and what do I do with that? Oh and Mylicon - what is that?

Thanks!

Posted 4/24/07 8:19 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

I didn't think of baby lotion - thanks.

Also - what is aquaphor and what do I do with that? Oh and Mylicon - what is that?

Thanks!



We were told to only clean the cord with warm water.

Aquaphor is similar to vaseline. You can use it on their skin as a lotion or for diaper rash.

Mylicon = gas drops.


I have

Tissues
Diaper cream
Baby lotion
Aquaphor
Nail file
Infant Tylenol
Thermometer (ky for the thermometer)
Mylicon
Cornstarch powder
Blue scented baggies (for the stinky poops)
Q-tips
Soft rattle

I think that's it.

Message edited 4/24/2007 8:26:24 AM.

Posted 4/24/07 8:25 AM
 

Diana1215
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Re: Changing table question

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?

Posted 4/24/07 8:27 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



I only used it a few times.

DD tends to dribble and get formula in her neck folds - so I used to put some powder there to keep it from getting irritated from the wetness.

and I used it very recently on her butt for really severe diaper rash. I was trying to keep it dry down there. There nurse actually told me not to when I told her I did it.

ETA I used the cornstarch powder (J&J blue writing, not the pink one)

Message edited 4/24/2007 8:30:42 AM.

Posted 4/24/07 8:29 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



I don't think so! I did use it when bella was getting the yuckies on her neck from sweat/food when she couldn't hold her head up. Otherwise... no!

Posted 4/24/07 8:30 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



No, it is not good of the baby ingests the talc from it so corn starch is better if you want to use something along those lines. I only use a diaper cream if he has a rash and he only got them from food allergies.

Posted 4/24/07 8:31 AM
 

Diana1215
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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Seles81

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



No, it is not good of the baby ingests the talc from it so corn starch is better if you want to use something along those lines. I only use a diaper cream if he has a rash and he only got them from food allergies.



WOW - good to know! I just bought a big bottle of it yesterday!

Posted 4/24/07 8:34 AM
 

AlohaMa
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Re: Changing table question

Posted by majen

balmex
safety swabs
lotion of some sort
purell
mylicon
nail clipper/filing board

We were advised not to clean the umbilical cord w/ alcohol. We were told to apply A&D ointment daily.



ETS: Eeek - I meant to add that the A&D is for a circumcision! Sorry if I confused youChat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 8:58 AM
 

AlohaMa
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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

Posted by Seles81

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



No, it is not good of the baby ingests the talc from it so corn starch is better if you want to use something along those lines. I only use a diaper cream if he has a rash and he only got them from food allergies.



WOW - good to know! I just bought a big bottle of it yesterday!



I still use cornstarch powder on occasion. I put it in my hands and rub on - I don't squeeze so that the dust gets into their eyes or nose.

Posted 4/24/07 8:59 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

I powder DD's feet a few times a day. They just sweat and sweat. I try to keep them dry with the use of the powder.
When I put the powder on, I make sure to dispense it in my hand and away from the baby. I've heard that Babies shouldn't breathe in the powder fumes that puff into the air. It can be an irritant. I think that's why many people don't use it anymore.

Posted 4/24/07 9:04 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

If you are having your son circ'd you will want to get vaseline and gauze pads. The hospital gave us a lot, but we still needed to get a box on our own. We used the 3x3 sized ones. And I preferred the vaseline in the tube, it was less messy IMO.

I didn't use rubbing alcohol on Andy and his stump fell off just about as quickly as Sarah's did with the alcohol.

As far as diaper rash creme, we like Triple Paste the best. My son gets a pretty bad diaper rash at times from his food allergy and it is the only one that really works for him.

Posted 4/24/07 9:20 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

My diaper station only has Balmex, Vaseline-what i use the most, wipes, diapers and lotions (baby aveeno & eucerin).

I have the meds and other things in a different area.

We didn't clean DD's stump with anything. Doc told us only if it got smelly to swab it with alchohol.

Posted 4/24/07 10:19 AM
 

Diana1215
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Re: Changing table question

Thanks everyone!

Posted 4/24/07 10:57 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

I see you are having a boy. If you are getting him circumsized, I recommend getting extra Vaseline (I prefered in the squeezable tube, not the big tub...just much easier). And extra gauze pads (the small ones). Even though you get tons in the hospital, it's still not enough.

Posted 4/24/07 11:15 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by CathyB

If you are having your son circ'd you will want to get vaseline and gauze pads. The hospital gave us a lot, but we still needed to get a box on our own. We used the 3x3 sized ones. And I preferred the vaseline in the tube, it was less messy IMO.




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Posted 4/24/07 11:17 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

Does anyone use baby powder anymore?



I used to use it all the time. It was the only thing that cleared up DD's rash that she had about 6 months ago.

At my diaper "station", I have the powder (cornstarch NOT talc), Balmex, lotion, wipes, and any things that I am using at that particular time (i.e. A&D in the winter for her chapped cheeks, Mederma now for the scar on her face).

I was told not to do anything to the umbilical cord. I think each pediatrician has their own thought process on this. You'll have to ask yours. The idea is to get it to dry up and fall off. So, alcohol dries things out, but it also contains some water. So, mine told me to just leave it alone.

Posted 4/24/07 11:42 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Posted by Diana1215

What do you put in your little diaper caddy or bing - or whatever is right next to your changing table pad?

Diapers obviously and wipes, what other products will I probably need on a daily basis that I would want to keep in there?

Also, do most hospitals have you clean the umbilical cord until it falls off now? I remember reading somewhere that you don't need to do that anymore?



Doesn't the hospital provide this stuff? I remember when DS was born they had everything there. Diapers, cream, lotion, cotton swabs, wipes...etc.

When I did the hospital tour I asked the nurse what I needed to bring and she went through the list and I remember her telling me that I did not need to bring diapers or wipes because all of this stuff would be provided. They even had the lotion, the baby bath soap...all the essentials.

Posted 4/24/07 11:49 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

I had DS circumsized and they had the vaseline and gauze pads for me...

Posted 4/24/07 11:50 AM
 

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Re: Changing table question

Did you mean changing table for home or the hospital? I think I may have understood. If so then I am sorry...

Posted 4/24/07 11:51 AM
 
 

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