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This Is How I Saved My Baby from Skin Rashes!

This Is How I Saved My Baby from Skin Rashes!

Once my daughter was born, I became more observant and began to notice things around me better. Rashes, rough hair, dry skin, and whitish marks on the baby’s washed clothes …do these sound familiar?

 

If yes, then you too are facing the troubles of hard water as I did a few months ago. I stay in a beautiful apartment in a metro city and when these problems started to show, I never thought it could be due to something that seems so harmless – ‘the water’ we use daily for various purposes.

It’s not that the problem wasn’t there earlier, but once you become a mother, you start paying a bit more attention to everything related to your little one. With a baby at home, there are a lot of things for which water is required. Whether it is for bathing or washing the baby’s clothes, bedding, bottles, etc., hard water is harsh. A simple solution, KENT water softener, solves all hard water problems.

Here are a few signs of Hard Water troubles that I was facing on a regular basis:

hard water deposit
  1. My little one was born with beautiful curly, hair but after every wash, I could feel the hair becoming rougher.
  1. I could see light pinkish rashes after I cleaned the diaper area with clean water.
  1. The liquid detergent I was using to wash my little one’s feeding bottle wasn’t lathering much.
  1. The baby’s skin felt a little dry after a wash even though I wasn’t using any products on her.
  1. The clothes would have sticky white marks even when I washed them twice.
  1. Yellow stains on the tiles of washroom or kitchen sink, even though these get cleaned regularly.
Like many of the moms out there, I turned to Google to find the answer for my troubles, and that’s when I got to know what sort of water trouble I was in. I always knew about hard water, but the fact that it could affect our daily life so much came as a surprise to me.
To all those moms/dads who are reading this and don’t know about hard water, here is some information:

1. What is hard water?

Hard water is caused by dissolved mineral salts like calcium and magnesium. The degree of hardness increases as the calcium and magnesium content increases in water.

2. How does hard water affect your baby’s skin?

Human skin pH is normally acidic, but hard water has high alkalinity. This means that it can raise the pH of the skin surface, damaging the skin barrier and leaving it exposed to pathogenic bacteria.
The minerals present in hard water can cause diaper rashes and dryness leading to cracked skin.

Well, now that I got to know the culprit behind all the troubles I was facing, it was time to take some action. I spoke to my husband about this and he recalled one of his friends talking about water softeners at his place. We searched online to find out how this works and whether it is actually something we want to spend money on.
Being a financial planner of the house (aren’t all women the budget ministers of the family?) he left this responsibility to me. To be honest, in the last two years since my little one was born, I had spent so much money on changing shampoos, detergent, soaps, and whatnot, in a hope to make the situation better that I was ready to find a permanent solution for these troubles.

To read the complete blog please click here. This blog was originally published on Firstcry.com.

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kavita

Mom of a beautiful and most adorable baby girl. I am a dreamer and a true optimist with a drop of crazy at heart. I have always been fascinated with the perpetual link of a pen and a heart. It amazes me how beautifully pen can write what heart truly believes.I am a stubborn daughter, pampered wife, doting mother and free-spirited human being. Do not forget to visit www.momtastciworld.com and www.clumsythoughts.com


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