My 13 year old daughter has been begging for a cell phone since she was 11 years old. We being good parents, torturous to some, have resisted the teenage forces of begging, pleading, and the “but all my friends have one’s”. She used her birthday gift cards, money, and allowance that she does chores to earn, to buy an Itouch Ipod. Her dad, her, and I sat and played with it and were amazed how fast the internet speed on it is.
So how is my daughter’s Ipod pregnancy related? While playing on it I found a FREE Labor and Contraction Counter. I liked the one by Michael Kale. The other ones were $.99 and seemed more in depth, but got mixed reviews. There are also nursing counters, diaper changing apps, there is also pregnancy trackers, baby sign language, diaper bag checklists, Free name finder, there is even an eye color predictor. I am just amazed at this whole app world. I may be behind in this, but it’s worth sharing.
You may have received this at your baby shower as a gift, which it truly is. I had no idea why I was given this sticky, gloppy, even messy product. I have asked the givers why I had received such a product and what the uses were. The replies were, “It’s what was given to me.” “It was in the baby isle.” No one had and ideas what or why I should have it. I now have about 6 jars of this yellow product in various bathrooms under the sink, since I have seen it along with toiletry items at our local stores.
I have since discovered Vaseline® has so many great uses. Vaseline® is actually a household name like Band-Aid® is an adhesive bandage. Vaseline® is a brand of petroleum jelly. Some of its wonderful uses are a lubricant, plastic preserver, make-up remover, moisturizer; the list is almost endless. It has a shelf life of 8-10 years, which is good for my 6 tubs. It is said to have been discovered in raw form in 1859, but 1872 was when it was patented
The most related use to birth I have heard, and this is very recently, is during post partum. After the baby is born, just before diapering, put a thin layer of Vaseline® (petroleum jelly) on the baby’s rump. This will help keep the meconium from sticking, for easier clean-up. What an amazing idea! You’ll want to apply it to about the first 4 diaper changes of meconium. What an amazing idea!
These two sites also offer some great, practical uses for this little pot of gold.