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“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

I remember becoming a first time mom like it was yesterday. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or how to do it, but I did know one thing. I knew that I was utterly and completely in love with my baby boy and I would do anything to protect him. When he was a few weeks old, he got a really horrible diaper rash from certain diapering products being used on him. Being the emotional first-time mom that I was, I started crying. I felt so bad that my tiny baby was in pain.

I immediately started looking up products to help with diaper rash, and found WaterWipes. I started using them and my son’s diaper rash cleared up within about a day.

I am happy to say that now I know which products I can and can not use on my son so that he doesn’t have to go through diaper rash pain again. I put together a list of my 4 diapering essentials that I recommend every mom have on hand all the time!

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1. Diapers

How obvious that one of my diapering essentials is diapers…haha. But as a first time mom I tried out a lot of different diaper brands, and what I found is that I like different brands for different ages. I would recommend that every mom try out a few different brands before deciding on one. Some babies need diapers that are wider or longer to fit their bodies, and some need one’s for sensitive skin. Don’t be afraid to test out different brands to give you and your baby the best diapering experience possible.

2. WaterWipes

As mentioned in my story above, these honestly saved me as a first-time parent! Because they are chemical free, WaterWipes are a safer and more natural baby wipe. They include only 2 ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. These are my favorite baby wipes for more than just wiping babies bums. They also make for perfect hand and face wipes while on the go. They are so effective and durable and can wipe a messy face clean so fast!

Not only do WaterWipes do a great job of effectively cleaning up your child, the brand also realizes the importance of nothing coming between you and your baby. They created this touching “Pure Love” video highlighting the importance of skin to skin contact between mom and baby. It’s so sweet and just might make you cry!

3. Diaper Rash Cream

Your baby will most likely get diaper rash at some point in their life. Sometimes you just can’t change your babies diaper immediately, or they get it from a swimming pool or another way. The fastest way to clear up a diaper rash is by using diaper cream with a high % of zinc oxide. Zinc oxideworks by providing a skin barrier to prevent and help heal skin irritation. Just make sure the area is totally dry before application, or it could make the rash worse!

4. Disposable Diaper Bags

These are totally a must-have for me and I’m honestly surprised at how many moms don’t use them! We all know children are messy as can be and whether you are using them to bag a poopy diaper or soiled clothing while on the go, they work wonders! I recommend finding bags that have a built in tie at the top and also have a fresh baby powder scent. Diaper bags are especially useful on airplanes when children decide they want to make the biggest mess!
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I love the WaterWipes brand and how they have helped me as a mother. Being a new mom is overwhelming, and the “Pure Love” video is a great reminder to focus on the “Pure Love” connection between you and your baby. It also encourages moms to trust their instincts, which is honestly the #1 piece of advice I would give other moms. You really are all that your baby needs!

1 Comment

  • Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to try these! Baby has such sensitive skin that I know these will be great for her!!! Thanks for the tips!

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