Childcare: Aquaphor

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Eczema Protection at the Pool

My 14 month old daughter has eczema on the back of one knee and the tops of her feet. How do I protect it from the chlorinated pool, the few times I will take her. (She is allergic to lanolin so I can't use Aquaphor.) Thank you

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Aquaphor, Eczema and Bum Genius Diapers

My son has severe eczema on his entire body and sometimes we are applying Aquaphor 3 times (or more) a day. I was told by Bum Genius reps that this cream would affect the absorbency of my Bum Genius diapers. I have been using Pampers but really want to cloth diaper. My son does not have a reaction to the diapers. It is more the issue of the diapers having a reaction to the creams I am using on his skin. Any suggestions? 1. Has anyone used Bum Genius AND used Aquaphor type creams and been successful in continuing to use the...

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How Do I Get My 4 Month Old to Feed from the Bottle?

My 4 month old daughter is too used to the breast and will not feed from the bottle. When we try and give it to her, she fusses, screams and cries until we give her the breast. We've even tried Avent, Dr. Brown, Nuk, etc nipples to see which one is closest to the real thing. We've even tried feeding her with the bottle in the morning when she is the most hungry but that doesn't work either. Will she get better if I start feeding her rice cereal? This makes it really hard to leave her with a babysitter. Any suggestions would be greatly...

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Everyone in the House Is Sick Except for Me...

It all started last Thursday when my husband called me at work to say my daughter had "the sniffles." The sniffles turned into a full-fledged cold (right over Christmas, too, what fun for her, poor thing). Saturday, my son starts getting that LOOK. You know that look? So we gave the kids hot baths, chicken noodle soup, a dose of medication to treat symptoms. This has continued on. My daughter seems to be improving--especially during the day, then seems to deteriorate a little when bedtime draws closer. My son had a terrible night...