• My first time vending with @supermomculture at @craftsavvymarket today. I had so many moments leading up to today that I told myself that it would be a lot easier to just quit and not have a both.  But then I thought, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.  Just remember when you have an idea that starting is half the battle.  It won’t be easy but it can be done! Thank you @craftsavvymarket for having me today.  Mr and the girls helped out so much. I have no clue who the little girl is on the left but she stayed with us the whole day.
  • And another ☝🏾. My precious babies. How did Harper grow up so fast! She looks 6! Slow down baby! #pictureday
  • TBT The outfit that started my love affair with @suakokobetty. This was 7 years ago! On Saturday I’ll be chatting momprenuership with Suakoko Betty owner @iamcharlenedunbar at the @craftsavvymarket. Event is free! Plus you can shop @supermomculture and 25 other handmade vendors. Time flies! I’m still desperately trying to fit back in it! My goal for 2020!
  • Fall school pics are in and Peyton made mama proud! Low key annoyed they cut off her beautiful puff. It’s good to see all my hard work taking pics for the blog have paid off in these school pics. picture day hack: stick to a tried and true hair style. I tried something diff once and Peyton looked like Kid from Kid n Play. I didn’t even order any. Don’t do it!
  • Getting ready for our first vendor sale at @craftsavvymarket in Atlanta this Saturday! I’ll have hoodies, tees, bags and a few new items 😆. Special discount st the event. Plus your girl will be sharing her story about her entrepreneurial journey!  Event is free! RSVP to enter to win $50! Follow @craftsavvymarket for details! PS. I lost my GAP folding skills. Judge your supermama 😂
  • Me busting into 2020! Amazing day at @cantuxcurlboxmasterclass19! So many gems from @myleik @meccagamble @thefinancebar @theamonyee today! These ladies didn’t come to play. Real talk from start to finish. I’ll share my takeaways on my stories later but @cantubeauty commitment to insuring we take action and holding us accountable is what I needed.  Time is up for going to events and not taking action.  I’m ready! 📷 @daynabolden. Hat from #targetstyle Jeans #fashionova
  • Some weekend project inspiration! Cleaned out my kitchen cabinets to get ready for the holidays.  Details on blog https://heytrina.com/kitchen-cabinet-drawer-organization/
  • We’re taking neon right into winter! I saw @funmiford with this coat on a few weeks ago and ordered it the next day.  Wouldn’t you know, it matches my @supermomculture hoodie perfectly! Consider this my winter uniform. Details and links are on the blog heytrina.com. Link to hoodie in my profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Nobody:
Me: Let me clean out all my kitchen cabinets along with everything else going on 😆. I actually enjoy decluttering (my spaces, not others). Swipe ->. My mind feels at peace when spaces are clean and organized.  Ever since @pinchofhelp did my master bathroom, I’ve been on a mission.  I’m not good like her but I stalk her IG daily for all her tips and before & afters.  My kitchen is (almost) ready for Thanksgiving! Please send positive vibes on the rest of the projects we have going on 🙏🏿. Details on the blog. Link in profile #heytrinashome #babyshopahome
  • Doing a mini extreme home makeover just in time for the holidays! Shout out to Mr for speaking my love language and getting ish done in the house (wife porn as @snackswithjack calls it 😆). This past wknd he knocked out our 20ft foyer and hung my new chandelier! It was like watching the Berlin Wall come down 🙌🏾. Also thankful that we didn’t have any incidents on this scaffold 😓. I was so happy when they picked it up cuz my nerves were so bad. We still have a lot more to do but we’re chipping away.  Make sure you watch my stories for updates.
  • Peyton as Cecilia from Decendants. Instead of a wig I used a clip in ponytail.  I may use it in the future for myself if I’m feeling feisty. She went to school as Run DMC because she was unsure if they could dress up or not.  Can your kids dress up at school?

Caring for a Sick Newborn Baby

March 1, 2016

*This post is sponsored by Pedialyte however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Happy March!  I’m so excited that spring is on the way.  I’m so ready for cold and flu season to be over.  You do your best to try and protect you newborn baby from germs but they still manage to sneak in to your home.  My newborn baby Harper has been hit twice with a cold and infection this winter. There is nothing worse than seeing your tiny little baby not feeling well.  After taking Harper to the pediatrician, the doctor’s recovery plan included Pedialyte.small-37

  • Cancel everything.  You’re not going to get anything done when you have a sick baby.  Folks are just going to have to deal with it.
  • Monitor your babies temperature.  I love my forehead themometer because you don’t have to wake them up to take their temperature.  If they have a fever, call the doctor or head to urgent care immediately.
  • Don’t force your baby to eat.  If your baby does not want to eat, don’t force it.  You’ll only make them more frustrated.  Offer the bottle, but if the baby won’t take it, just wait.
  • Use an aspirator often.  Babies can’t blow their nose so make sure you have a good aspirator to get out the mucus.  Use it every chance you can to clear the passage.
  • Position baby on an incline.  You’re probably going to have to hold the baby a lot or set them in a bouncer. This will help to drain the mucus in their head.
  • Hydrate baby with Pedialyte.  Hydration helps the body to function correctly. Non-flavored Pedialyte was recommended by Harper’s pediatrician to restore her electrolytes.
  • Use you mother’s intuition.  If baby has a fever take them to the doctor or to urgent care.  I knew something wasn’t right with Harper just a month ago and it turned out she had an infection.  I’m glad I took her in.  Again, her doctor recommended Pedialyte along with her antibiotics to help in her with a speedy recovery.pedialyte 1

We lose vital fluids when we are sick.  I try to keep Pedialyte in the pantry for Peyton as well.  Anytime she is sick or throws up, Pedialyte is my go to product to help get hydration levels back up.  Pedialyte is available at Walmart and easy to find in the baby care section.  Most Walmart stores are open 24 hours so your child doesn’t have to suffer through the night to wait for the stores to open. pedialyte 2

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We hate for our little ones to be sick.  The best thing we can do is be prepared.  Have you had to deal with a sick newborn?  Please share some of your tips.

  • Mimi
    March 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I’m so glad she is feeling better. Nothing worse than a sick baby. When Addison is sick I still give her Pedialyte.

  • Brooklyn Johnson
    June 12, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I like how you mentioned that when taking care of a sick baby, you need to monitor their temperature, and if they have a fever you need to call a doctor or take them to an emergency room right away. My newborn baby is sick, and I want to make sure I take good care of her, but this is my first child and have no idea what to do. I will definitely keep all of your great tips in mind when trying to properly take care of my sick baby.

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