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Old 06-04-2009, 10:49 AM
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Just a little tip on keeping your babies rehydrated --to stop that dry scaly look they get when we keep them sealed up in the pouch when they canít maintain there own body heat.

I see a lot of the fancy water bath with heaters and stuff a bit complicated for me.

Here is a nice easy way to ensure beautiful smooth moist babies but not to moist. I used this last year and again this year so far beautiful scale free babies.

I use baby wipes the type you get at the drug store. Get the ones for the sensitive skin no fragrance ECT. I just use the store brand. I use them to stimulate the babies, but the trick is to put a fresh wipe under the homemade pouch you keep the kids in, I replace this every feeding .Use the old one that was under the possums for the last 3 - 4 hours to stimulate them.

My pouches are flannel mini pillow cases a volunteer made for me some have Velcro on them to keep the kids sealed in because.. we all know how they like to wiggle out of them.

Just a tip for anyone interested.

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Old 06-04-2009, 11:04 AM
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Aaaaaaw, good thinking! Great advise! Thanks!
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