• Didn’t I just have Harper?! Geez! My baby’s 1st day of PreK 3 (yes, she’s 3!) was today and she basically acts like she runs the school. I think she was happy to have time away from mommy after the long summer. It was nice to have a few hours to myself. Now need to sit down and plan out all this time I have available (3.5 hrs) 😩. Mr swears the girls are gone 8 hrs a day and have so much free time 😒. #firstdayofschool
  • Nothing like having lunch dates with your girls while the kids are at school. Counting down to Harper’s first day. Follow @districtmotherhued for special discount on @supermomculture merch! This deal won’t be offered again for a while so 🏃🏾‍♀️ & look for this pic. #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Why play outside when you can have @townctratcobb as your playground? #ad We recently enjoyed a family fun day of playing and shopping at Town Center at Cobb, then dinner and a drink in a cool light bulb container. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com. #foundatsimon #JoinTheFamilyFun #familyfunatsimon
  • Came back from an amazing weekend in Durham, NC at the @theprevailingwoman conf back to Supermom mode. @letoyaluckett snatched all the edges when she said “If you are not kind to yourself, why would you expect someone else to treat us better than we treat ourselves?” My biggest takeaway is that I need to take care of myself so I can continue to be a supermom.  Gray tees and jean hats available now (bags are sold out)! Link in profile. #supermom #supermomculture
  • Sent my baby off to 4th grade this morning. She decided to wear a top she already had and she picked this hair style. She’s also excited to have a black woman teacher and principal. I was so hype that my little brown girl (only one in her grade) will get to see someone that looks like every day during her education journey. #firstdayofschool #blackgirlmagic #atlbraids #targetstyle
  • I’m having an amazing time @sheprevailsconference by @theprevailingwoman. If you watch my stories you will see them in action 💃🏾. I talked about the balancing act on a panel with @_kayalex_ & @themillennialmamma. The consensus is there is no balance.  I’ll get deeper in to that in a post later because I think we can all relate to that.  Thanks to @suakokobetty I was looking super fly in my kimono and matching shorts. My shoes are like 10 years old 😩. #sheprevails #prevailingwoman
  • The final days of summer! #AD We recently had a family fun day at @townctratcobb. Growing up, my mom and I would go to the mall every Saturday.  It was always an adventure.  Now, Town Center at Cobb is filled with family fun activities and of course, great shopping!  Beat the heat and enjoy a fun family day. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com #foundatsimon #jointhefamilyfun #familyfunatsimon
  • I’m ready for #backtoschool! New merch available for @supermomculture today! I call this my Momiana hoodie in neon green! I also have baseball caps, beanies, gray tees and sweats! Carpool will never be the same! Link in profile! #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Did you know I had sisters?  Here are my two older sisters (far left and far right), my niece and my beautiful mom. I don’t think I talk about my sisters enough since people assume I don’t have any. I also have an older brother but he’s 😜. I’m the baby. We definitely don’t agree on a lot of things but when you mess with one of us, you’ll get the wrath from all of us. My #rideordies #nationalsisterday
  • So it’s #nationalsistersday or something like that. My girls are at the age where everything results in a fight, like wrestling match fights. But when one gets in trouble the other is sad.  Harper is already a ride or die sister. If Peyton gets in trouble, Harper takes it upon herself to tell us off and that we need to apologize. The funniest thing. Does anyone else have kids that fight all the time? #disneymom  #nationalsisterday
  • THANK YOU! You guys are awesome! All the kind words and cheers are appreciated. I was just talking about doing things when you’re scared.  I was low key scared to change my blog that’s why I put it of for years. I did it and I lived.  Don’t let fear stop you. Thank you guys for rocking with me over the years and hello to the new folks! Outfit head to toe @jcpenney #heytrina 📷 @kaynjames

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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