Bumps, Bites and Bruises

Mila is a pretty tough little girl and has had many bumps and bruises from falling – on her face, off the bed, off the couch, into the side of the tub, you name it.

Hours after rolling off a bed, (not mine!)
February 28, 2012
7 and a half months.

Not only that, she’s had many-a-rashes. Most recently, she developed a heat rash on her upper back. We treat her skin irritations with Aquaphor and it goes away in no time.

That’s not it, though! Since this summer has had an infestation of mosquitos, Mila has had bites all over her. You can’t put bug spray on a baby, so she gets bit. You can’t put topical cream on a baby, so she suffers. What we have been able to do is give her Benadryl – at the recommendation of the doctor, (if we noticed the bites were bothering her and yes, I caught her scratching). The Benadryl has helped clear up the bites, it just takes a while.

Mosquito bites
August 9, 2012.
1 year, 26 days.

One day while we were outside, my father-in-law stuck an “Off” mosquito repellant on Mila’s back. I guess it worked. It didn’t bother her, that’s for sure.

September 2, 2012
13 months, 19 days

I also found that Avon’s Skin So Soft is safe for babies. I purchased a bottle while I was pregnant because I couldn’t use repellant then either.

There’s really no way around it; your child will have bumps, bites and bruises. Once your baby starts moving, she is bound to fall. When it’s summer time, she’s bound to have mosquito bites. It will break your heart, yet all you can do is try to protect her and find solutions to heal her.