Busy Dad and Mr Lady have recently started up an “advice” ( a word that they use loosely ) blog where readers submit questions and get answers from a few different perspectives.
Some answers are serious and sincere. Some answers are funny and make you chuckle. You never know what you are going to get with these two minds at work…
They recently answered my question:
Why do kids always need to go to the restroom (or totally blow up a diaper) at the most inconvenient times and places…like at a restaurant in the middle of dinner, or even when you are driving on the highway just after you passed the last exit for the next 30 miles?
See the answer I got here.
Not any more! There is a new service on the web called WillUSit that automates this process for you.
Many parents have a list of babysitters they can trust. When you have plans for Saturday night do you go down this list and call every person on your list to find an available sitter?
WillUSit makes this job less time consuming.
Here’s a quick excerpt from their website:
Calling a long list of sitters and leaving messages, waiting for call backs, finding more sitters to call, etc. For those times when you really need a sitter you can expand your search to include you friends list of sitters. You can search for sitters based on several profile criteria including rate, age, experience, location, etc.
Here’s how it works:
- You create an account on WillUSit.com
- You add all of your sitters’ names and contact info.
- When you need a sitter you do a search and a list of sitters meeting your requirements is shown.
- You select which sitters you would like WillUSit to contact and press “GO”
- WillUSit will call (or email or text message) every sitter with the time and date they will be needed. WillUSit goes down your list until a sitter is found and then connects the both of you via phone (or email) to make arrangements.
I think this could be a very valuable resource for someone with multiple baby sitters that they trust to watch their children, but not a bunch of spare time to call each and every sitter to be told “No” by the first ten they call.
My description does not do it justice. Please go to http://willusit.com and watch the flash animation on the home page to see exactly how it works.
Sign up and test it out for FREE!
As I wrote in the previous post, Ace got his first cold. Along with a cold comes a runny nose. Since babies don’t understand to blow their nose the snot just kinda runs out of their nose and eventually dries on the outside of their nostrils.
This snot is like cement. It is impossible to get off unless you get it wet. I tried all day to keep his nose clean, but it must hurt because he will squirm something fierce to keep me from touching his nose. We just get his nose extra wet at bath time and gently wipe off the dried snot.
Once his nose was clean it looked very red and irritated. It just looked painful. Not knowing what to put on his nose to treat the raw skin we started looking through the medicine cabinet. If my nose was sore like that I would put something like Neosporin on it, but I heard that you are not supposed to use Neosporin on babies.
The only thing we had to treat skin irritations was Desitin diaper rash cream. We put it on ever so thin after he fell asleep for the night. In the morning his nose was totally healed! It was amazing.
Do you have any other suggestions for treating irritated skin on babies?