Most newborns will have peeling skin for the 1st several weeks. Generally you will not need to apply anything to the skin for the 1st 2 wks. After that time you could use a mild, fragrance free, hypoallergenic moisturizer (aquaphor, cetaphil, aveeno, etc)
Hi Tiffany - there shouldn't be much of a difference in tolerability from concentrate to powder.
Are you adding the whole volume of water to the bottle first and then mixing in the powder? If you add the powder first and then fill water up to the 2 oz mark, you will wind up with a more concentrated formula that can cause constipation.
Hi Sharon - One of the biggest challenges as first time parents is discovering each person's parenting style and coming up with common goals/understandings.
Opening up lines of communication and being able to discuss your concerns is so important, whether it be related to play-style, discipline, etc.
I would take it as a positive sign that dad wants to be hands on with the new baby and work from there. By being open about your concerns, you will find that the process of parenting will become a lot easier.
This is an excellent question and one that comes up often. My suggestion is to take a clean Q-tip and dip it in the nystatin. Then paint one side of the cheek. Use another clean Q-tip and do the same for the other cheek, lips, tongue, etc.
I would recommend using the nystatin until the thrush is no longer visible to the naked eye - and then use it for 2 more days.
This is a great question. Yes, a baby can have an ear infection without a fever.
Signs that might indicate an ear infection can include increased fussiness, ear pulling, not wanting to be placed in a horizontal position and drainage from the ear. Most commonly, these symptoms can be seen toward the end of a head cold.
It is always great to check in with your doctor office when you have a concern - a traige nurse can often help you decide if you should come in to be checked out.
Hi - As long as your water source is clean, then you can probably just use hot soapy water. Some homes on well water may have higher bacteria counts present in their tap water - in this situation sterilizing is probably a good idea.