I don’t even know if I can write this post, cause the title is CRACKIN. ME. UP!! But a grown woman sitting for long stretches of time laughing at her own jokes is just sad, so I will press on.
We are in the middle of a cold, cold winter here is snow h-e-double hockey sticks Michigan and with that comes snotty noses which leads to messy faces which leads to chapped lips and cheeks. And Hannah has a nasty case of it. I think it is because she has a pacifier addiction that would rival any crack addict and though her mommy was adamant with Lily that she would only get it at bedtime and naptime, her mommy now prefers the sound of silence and laughter to screaming temper tantrums for a “lellow baba.” Or yellow pacifier for those of you who don’t speak Hannah.
It seems frequent pacifier usage tends to trap a bunch of saliva (and some food particles thrown in for good measure) leading to a near constant chapping of skin. And while I don’t mind if my kid has the last 3 meals on her clothes (as long as they match thank you very much), I can’t stand a kid with a dirty, snotty, slobbery face. So I have made it my personal mission to tackle this problem.
We have tried creams, lotions, chapsticks- nothing even dents it. Until I thought to myself that the rashy chapping resembled another chapping of the cheeks that I have seen and cured before. So yes, we are putting diaper cream on Hannah’s face. And though she looks like she has a little white goatee, it is helping. The best part is at night and naps, she now asks for her “beard.”
Now my hope in sharing this is a little so that you might be able to use this info. But I am not going to lie, 50% (at least) of my reasoning is so that some kind soul will leave a comment saying they have done the same thing. Mostly so that I don’t feel like a really bad mom for putting butt cream on my sweet daughter’s face. Seriously, anyone???
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