"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Here's To Good Diapering

Not just for puddings and gravies.
Since we're on the subject, here's another tip for the diaper area.
Once in a while your baby's bottom is raw and maybe even bleeding in spots. Ouch. Very painful. Your baby screams if you try to put ointment on it--because it HURTS. It's futile anyway, because no ointment will stick to those raw spots. When one of my babies was in agony like this, someone told me that cornstarch would dry out that raw skin. It's true!  It's painless, and dries up the skin very quickly.  Hint: I got one of these shakers, filled it with cornstarch, and kept it on my changing table. Perfect.
                               To good diapering.  Bottoms Up!


  1. a shaker! Why didn't I think of that!?!?!

  2. Thank you. Since we mothers spend so much time taking care of our little babies diapers, I'd say this kind of information is just as valuable to us as any information in a business book is to business men!

  3. I have used corn starch many times on the bottoms of my babies. It really does work great.

  4. wow, do you know if this will work with cloth diapers?

    1. Yes it will. I used cloth diapers for eight babies, then switched to disposables for the last three. It will work perfectly.

  5. Thanks Mom! (since I probably didn't thank you at the time :-) and my babies thank you ahead of time:-)

  6. Good idea Cathy.
    And its so much better than paying extra for the Johnson's label on baby powder that says "pure cornstarch powder."

  7. I wish I would've read this about a week ago! My little guy had the stomach flu and he got pretty raw in his diaper area. He DID cry when I put the ointment on, poor little thing. I will definitely be remembering this for next time.

  8. Thanks so much for this tip! I needed to read this cause my little one has such a red bottom right now. I love your blog! Blessings on you : )