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How to Prevent a Diaper Rash

You may not always know the reason behind your baby being uncomfortable and we know how mad that makes you. But when you discover little red bumps or see blotchy red skin on your baby’s sweet bottom then you’re bound to freak out a little. But don’t worry; a diaper rash is pretty much part of the baby package. And thankfully there are several ways to prevent diaper rash.

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We have a few tips to share with you:

  1. Most importantly, you must keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. This means change the wet and soiled diaper right away. The diaper friction and the wetness make those cheeks more exposed to irritation.
  2. Choose wipes that are gentle, mild and designated to baby’s special needs. Scented wipes and soaps that come in contact with their skin can cause irritation to their nether region. Instead of using wipes, clean the baby’s bottom with a soft washcloth soaked in warm water. Warm water should do the job.
  3. After every change, let her air-dry as much as possible. You can play with your baby while she’s resting on a waterproof pad and let her bottoms get some much needed air-time.
  4. Block that rash with diaper creams and ointments that act as a barrier between the baby soft skin and the irritants. Ointments like old petroleum jelly and those containing zinc-oxide (like Balmex). Apply it thickly yet gently because rubbing and scrubbing will make your baby’s skin more prone to rashes.
  5. A very tight diaper can cause chafing. Loosen-up the diaper without any risk of major leak.

Every baby’s bottom is different, so experiment to see which works best for preventing diaper rash on your little one. Sometimes you may want to experiment different diapers. But you need to remember that replacing the peed-in or pooped-in diaper with a clean, dry one plays the key role in preventing rashes.

The Excitement of Pre School Graduation

The excitement of a child’s pre-school graduation is something only the parents can feel. And this excitement keeps growing as the day of their graduation comes closer. There are a lot of reasons why parents feel this euphoria when their kids are about to graduate from pre-school. If you are not a parent, you will not be able to understand why parents feel thrilled when their children’s pre-school graduation ceremony draws closer. Below we have mentioned a gist of what is going through parent’s minds and hearts when it’s time for their kid’s graduation.
1. Sense of pride for their kids:
The first things that gets parents all excited is the fact thaexcitement of preschool graduation.jpg3t their kids are growing up so fast. They were so used to them crawling on their knees and saying a few adorable words, that they can’t believe how fast their pre-school years have gone by. They get a sense of pride that their children have successfully completed their pre-schooling and are now moving forward to kindergarten.
2. A phase of their child’s life is over:
Another fact which makes parents both excited and overwhelmed with emotion is the fact that the pre-school phase of their children’s life is now over, and the next phase is about to begin. They get excited thinking about all the new things that are in store for their child when they go to kindergarten.
3. Watching them with their friends:
At a pre-school graduation, a parent can get to see their child with all their little friends which they had made over the past two years. What’s more, the parents get a chance to see their child participate in the graduation program along with these friends of theirs. They will even get to keep the memories of this event by video recording their children’s performance and clicking photos of them in their cute graduation outfits. excitement of preschool graduation.jpg 2

How to encourage creativity in your children

As parents we all need to work on teaching our kids the life skill to enjoy some quiet time while encouraging their creativity.









Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the televisions: Initially, after a bit of whining and screaming in the morning, they will find their way to the craft space. It will take months before it becomes their routine to regularly start their day drawing or making something in their jammies.
  2. Have a large cleared off, flat surface where they can design:
    Children just need their own fancy flat space to spread out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a customized space, or even a simple desk will be helpful.
    If kids feel cramped up, they get bored easily and soon start begging for a television.
  3. Have a vast array of art and craft supplies within their reach: Keep your desk drawers and shelves filled with both your things and baskets of twine, glue, glitter, wash tape and loads of every coloring device imaginable. Make sure all their supplies are handy and easily accessible.
  4. Be calm and satisfied with random: The creation children put together often insensible. Plastic gems are stuck haphazardly to scrapbook paper and then painted over. It won’t always be pretty, but they will keep themselves happily busy for hours.
  5. Periodically organize, clean out, and restock supplies. Art and craft isn’t much fun when all your stuff is cluttered, crayons are small nubs, and glue bottle cap is dried shut.
    Few things in the world are more inviting than a clean and tidy space, and freshly sharpened pencils.
  6. Surprise them with new projects from time to time: Every once in a while, I’ll come home with a package of foam sheets, or a new color of glitter, or even a simple wooden birdhouse ready for painting.

Often they start with the new product, and keep right on going. For hours.

With a little bit of advance planning, a vow not to interfere or nag, and an oath not to turn on the television, you will be more than thrilled with the kind of creativity you strike in your kids and the things they create.

Everyday here at Akeba Academy, we encourage children to express their creativity.  We give them different exercises and activities that are a learning experience as well as  a chance for the children to use their imagination.

Call us today to have your child be apart of an amazing childcare program. (912) 289-2725