I knew becoming a mother would change my life. I just didn’t know how much it would change. I never wanted to be a mother; I was selfish and used to putting my own needs first. But the moment my son, Norrin, was born – my priorities shifted. I began putting him and his needs first.
We have no control over the heat in our apartment and it can get really warm in the winter months. Going from dry heat to extreme cold takes a toll on our skin so it’s critical that we all moisturize daily.
One of my favorite things in my very early days of motherhood was bath time before bed. Norrin loved the water and I loved the way his skin glistened, I laughed at the little bands of baby fat around his ankles and wrists. After his bath, I lathered his skin with lotion. Before putting on his pajamas, I’d leave him in his diaper and sit with him in the rocker, feeling his soft skin close to mine, breathing in his baby scent. No matter how tired I was at the end of the day, I went through this ritual. I found comfort in it.
As I learned to put my familia first, I began to change. I realized that some of my own needs were critical to Norrin’s needs. That was when I realized the importance of taking care of my skin. I wanted my skin to be as healthy and smooth as Norrin’s. And I wanted Norrin to feel the same comfort when his skin was close to mine.
Norrin is 9 now, the rocker in his room is long gone. But we still have our morning and evening rituals.
In the morning before getting dressed for school and work we use LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion. It has a light clean fragrance that is perfect for the whole family. And it doesn’t feel sticky or greasy, so it’s comfortable. Norrin still needs some assistance but I put a little lotion in hands and prompt him where lotion should be applied. Every day he gets a little better.
In the evenings before bed, we wind down with LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Shea+Calming Lavender. Norrin has autism and ADHD. He’s always had difficult falling asleep but I find that soothing scents help and lavender is his favorite (mine too). Since it’s right before bed and there’s no rush, I let him apply the lotion with no prompting. He’s a sensory kid and loves the way the lotion feels in his hands. And when he kisses me goodnight, I feel his smooth cheek next to mine, I am reminded of the baby I once held in my arms and rocked to sleep.
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