Carter's Partners with NICU Mamas Across the Country

Carter's Partners with NICU Mamas Across the Country

This year in honor of World Prematurity Day, I joined forces with Carters in a nationwide initiative to surprise and delight NICU mamas with pieces from their new preemie line. Carters provided slogan-ed onesies, I hand-wrote notes of encouragement and understanding for each mama, and the Northside NICU granted us access to deliver goodies and chat with the daytime nurses. As the days lead up to our delivery, I reflected on our time at Northside, crossing my fingers that I’d run into some of Channing’s scrub-wearing super heroes.

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DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

During our stay in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I noticed that the hospital doesn't use baby wipes; instead, they stock disposable cloth wipes. The cloth wipes were somewhat gauzey; however, the fabric felt soft and didn't irritate Channing's skin. Well, I now know why hospitals don’t offer regular baby wipes…

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Homemade All-Natural Baby Solutions

Homemade All-Natural Baby Solutions

I've dealt with sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. As a child I was accustomed to eczema outbreaks and irritation from perfumes and cleaning products. I remember when my mom switched to Free & Clear laundry detergent, had me take my own fragrance free lotion to the nail salon, and when I broke out in a terrible rash from Windex on the day of my senior prom (the horror).  Because I've experienced the wrath of skin sensitivity issues, I have been careful to use only natural solutions on my daughter, Channing. 

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