Can’t get the kids to drink more water or brush their teeth at night? We know that life as a Mom is no cake walk, but these 9 useful tips make being a Mom a little bit easier.
1. Get the kids to drink more water.
Children below 2 years old should not drink any sugar sweetened drink, according to guidelines from the American Heart Association. Water is still the best way to go. To make H2O more appealing to kids, try infusing your pitcher with slices of fruits. Colorful orange, strawberry, watermelon and kiwi floaters will make it more inviting and fun for the kids to hydrate, especially if they get to pick out and prepare the fruits themselves.
2. Make brushing a habit for the kids.
All children with teeth should brush at least twice a day, says pediatric dentist Dr. Georgina Roa-Remulla. Brushing before bedtime is the most important, therefore parents should instill the habit of brushing from a young age. To make teeth cleaning more fun for your child, maybe you can let your kid pick a toothbrush.
3. Rest easy on the bath essentials you need.
Eczema, a rash-like skin condition, can pop up anytime in babies, says pediatrician Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas. It depends on when he was exposed to the triggering factors, she adds, which can include anything from his clothes to his soap. The best cleansers are those that are soap-free and less fragrant or fragrant-free. You don’t want the sudsy kinds of soap as these can strip the oil from the baby’s skin.
4. Feel less guilty about the environment.
Love traveling with your little one? These handy wipes from Babyganics always keep moist and are completely eco-friendly and flushable, so you don’t feel so bad when you absent-mindedly throw it in the toilet bowl. While it is guilt-free, you will find it expensive. But it’s made with plant-based ingredients and is gentle enough for your baby’s hands, face and bottom.
5. Get instant relief and protection from prickly heat.
Prickly heat is an itchy rash that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin, explains the U.K. National Health Service. It’s common during hot weather where the skin can get easily irritated because of excessive sweating. It can be especially punishing when it’s located in areas covered by clothing, adds the NHS. For relief, try some prickly heat powder to help protects and relieves the skin, and absorbs moisture to prevent prickly heat from coming back.
6. Find an all-around baby product
A tub of petroleum jelly can be a great all-around help when you have a baby in the house. It can help prevent diaper rash from coming back (smear a layer on your baby’s dry, and rash-free bottom), help you remove unsightly cradle cap (apply to your baby’s scalp, massage and rinse off), and soothe minor cuts, scrapes and chapped lips. Vaseline’s 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is recognized by the National Eczema Association.
7. Get better sleep.
Adults should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night, according to sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Having trouble getting some snooze time? Consider getting a mattress which has a soothing coolness that helps you fall sleep faster while also relieving the body from painful pressure points.
8. Find your most comfortable pair of shoes.
For moms who stand or walk for long periods of time daily, back and foot pain can be frustrating and troublesome. Why not find a long-term solution by going shopping for new shoes? Vionic shoes have built-in orthotics that help maintain the natural alignment of feet while standing and walking. They provide support, enhance stability, and have earned praise from health professionals including doctors from the Philippine Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
9. Make eating veggies fun!
If your kids hide at the sight of vegetables on their plates, then hand held spiralizers can make those moments a thing of the past. This nifty kitchen gadget creates uniform, curly noodles from vegetables to make healthy meals more enticing. Make baked curly fries, garnishes, snacks, and more. The open blade design accommodates both long vegetables like zucchini and round vegetables like potatoes, and is safe for little hands to use.