Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Event





Bright Starts, Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa-Mom is excited to present the Baby Shower Event from May 7th to May 28th. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.
Join the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one amazing baby shower gifts giveaway!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dyson Housewarming Giveaway

I'm excited to be participating in the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway hosted by Momtobedby8 ! The event runs June 1st - June 15th. Good luck!




Mom to Bed by 8 is excited to present the Housewarming Dyson Event from June 1 to June 15. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.
Join the Housewarming Dyson Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one fantastic cleaning tool giveaway!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Realizations

I was changing a messy diaper this morning, and I realized a misconception I've had for a long while. Everyone knows how you get pink eye.... and that's a very important reason to wash your hands! I realized that I always thought how sad it was mothers were not washing their hands after diaper changes when I read about, heard about, or saw infants and toddlers with pink eye. This morning, however, I suddenly realized how foolish of me that logic was.

Today my son left a nice, messy poop in a flat diaper that I had snappied on. This being my second time EVER with folding flats (as opposed to just doing a pad/tri-fold and laying them in a cover), I didn't do the greatest job. Great enough to look like he was diapered? Yes. Great enough to do their job for urine and stay within the Bummis cover? Yes. Great enough to hold really loose poop? Uh.... *cough* well.... you see.... um.... No. Not at all.

As I struggled to hand my son something to distract him from the diaper change, I kept having to catch his quickly moving hand and re-direct it. His hands would be near his face, and then, in the blink of an eye, he's trying to grab his bum, his toes, the wipe I'm using to get the poop off him.... anything and everything. Certainly there must be something exciting and fun down there since mom is doing something and doesn't want him to see! So as I combat his fast little hands and try to get him diapered quickly before he grabs poop, it suddenly dawned on me that I was wrong. I was dead wrong. Sure, maybe some instances of pink eye are from someone not washing after a diaper change (or worse, after they used the bathroom themselves!).... but it is far more likely that the baby was able to get their hand where they shouldn't in lightning-fast fashion.... and then find their face just as quickly.