How to treat diaper rashes naturally!

Nothing breaks a mother’s heart more than when my little one has a painful diaper rash. I wanted to find a way to quickly treat my daughters diaper rash, so that she can be comfortable and happy again. After some research I found three ways to naturally treat diaper rash.

Helpful tips:

(These tips come from the site “Baby List“)

It’s best to head off diaper rash before it happens and take action as soon as you see any sign of it. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Change diapers often to avoid long contact with moisture.
  • Apply diaper cream at every diaper change to create a protective barrier that keeps moisture out.
  • Treat diaper rashes with cream at the first sign to soothe and calm raging red skin.
  • Go diaper free for a really uncomfortable rash (this can get messy, but sometimes a bare bottom is necessary).

Homemade Diaper Wipes

The amount of wipes you want to make will dictate the amount of baby wash and water you use. I start by mixing the water and baby wash in the container. I then place the rags one by one, into the soapy water, making sure the rags soak up all of the water. I will then pour more water over the rags, and put the lid on the container. Now you have homemade diaper wipes.

I suggest using baby wash that is delicate in skin, and fragrance free. Using regular rags will irritate your little ones bottom so it’s important that you use baby rags, because they are softer on their skin. I also use warm water to make the rags, but that is just personal preference.

Cooling spray

This is a simple, quick way to make a cooking mist, that you can spray on your babies bottom after cleaning them up. Just give two sprays in the little ones diaper area, and they will feel instant relief.

In your misting bottle, put about 20 drops of Lavender essential oil, and fill it the rest of the way with water. Lavender helps heal and soothe the skin, especially when your little one has diaper rash.

Diaper Cream

This isn’t really something to make. But it’s just some of my favorite natural diaper cream.

  • DoTerra Diaper Cream
  • Earth Mama Organics Bottom Balm
  • Boudreaux Butt Paste
  • Honest Diaper Rash Cream

First week of school outfits

Students aren’t the only ones who stress about their first week of school outfits! If you are a teacher, and anything like me, I want to be stylish, but also comfortable. The temperatures in our school are unpredictable so I it’s important that I wear layers. I have gathered my favorite first week of school outfits and linked some pieces to help YOU, stay stylish and comfortable this school year!

Jean Jacket!

Jacket from Walmart

Tank top from Walmart

Pants from Holl and Main

Shoes from Holl and Main

Blazer!

Blazer from H & M

Tank top from Walmart

Pants from Holl and Main

Shoes from TJ Maxx but here is a similar pair from Kohl’s

Fall skirt!

Jean Jacket And Tank Top from Wal Mart, both linked above!

Shoes from Holl and Main, linked above.

Skirt from Pink Magnolia, a local boutique, but here is a similar one from H & M

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Black Jumpsuit!

Jumpsuit from Holl and Main

Vest, from another local boutique, similar one from Walmart

Leopard Print Skirt!

T-Shirt is from school

Skirt is from American Eagle

A lot of these pieces are simple basics that can be switched around to make several outfits! I hope you guys have a great first couple of weeks of school!! 🍎

How to turn your wedding dress into a Baptismal Gown

June 30th, 2019, the day that my little angel was baptized and welcomed into the Catholic faith. It was a beautiful sunny, summer day, spent surrounded by family and friends. We decided to hold the ceremony at St. Paul’s church in our hometown. This was the church that my husband grew up going to, his little sister was the first baby to be baptized in the church. Father Mike preformed the baptism, we specifically asked for him to share in this occasion for several reasons. 1. He grew up with my mother in law, they lived near each other as kids and would toilet paper peoples houses together. 2. He married my husbands mother and late father. 3. He baptized my sister in law at the same church. We were discussing logistics about Elliot’s Baptism, asking Father Mike to officiate was a no brainer.

I remember when I was trying on wedding dresses, way back in 2016/2017, we were at a local bridal store, Jacquelines Bridal. After trying on the most beautiful wedding dress, falling in love and of course saying “yes”, the owner made a comment about how I could make a baptismal gown out of the dress. That comment stuck in my mind for the next two years.

Now I know that some brides out there wouldn’t even think about cutting up their wedding dress, and at first I thought I would feel the same way. However, the more my dress just say in a closet, I came to terms with the idea of working with someone to create a gown for my daughter.

Fast forward to 2019, we were at a local Vintage Market Days And we meet a local shop owner who makes homemade baby clothes. Janice Collier quickly fell in love with Elliott, she couldn’t get over how cute she is. While she was playing with the baby, I was admiring her beautiful work. I noticed a white gown she had hanging in the back corner of her booth. I turned to my husband and said “Honey, look she makes baptismal gowns.” (I had just started looking for a gown at this point). Janice turned to me and said “Oh yea, I can even make one out of your wedding dress!” And just like that a light bulb went off in my mind. I shared my excitement, took her i formation, left her my number and we went on our way.

Days passed and the idea was stuck in my head. If you ask my husband I am like a dog with a bone, when I get an idea in my head, I can’t let it go. So I decided to reach out to Janice and let her know that I was interested in meeting with her about getting a dress made. We set up a time to meet and I began to look at inspiration on Pinterest for our gown.

The day came for us to meet with Janice, who works out of her home. Together we all sat down, with my dress, the pictures of inspiration, fabric samples, and of course Elliott. It took about an hour or so of sketching, brainstorming and picking fabric for her bonnet, until we finally settled on a design. Janice also walked me through exactly what she was going to do to my dress, and which parts she was going to use.

We decided to use most of the lace from the skirt of my dress for the gown and bonnet. The underskirt was cut and used as part of Elliott’s underskirt. The jeweled belt was removed and use to create a removable belt on the baptismal gown. That night, after we left, I was so excited I don’t think I slept that night.

It took Janice about a week to finish the dress. Now when I tell you this woman is an incredible seamstress, I mean it. She hand drew the patterns for everything. She gently removed the lace from my gown with ruining it, she updates me during the entire process sending me little snapshots of her work. And then the day came when she messaged me and told me that she was all finished. My heart skipped a beat, it was like Christmas Day. I remember we were sitting in the couch, probably watching The Office, while Elliott was playing with her toys. Janice asked if I wanted to see it, and while I originally wanted to wait to see it in person, I said “YES”.

Now I am not a crier, I rarely show my emotions to people. But let me tell you, I CRIED. It was so beautiful and exceeded my expectations. Even though it was a completely different gown, I could see my dress in it. The thought that my little girl was going to wear my wedding dress, on her special day was so sentimental. It was perfect.

God Bless Elliott Grace!