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As a parent, your top priority is always the well-being of your child. However, researching every possible tool you could ever need for all of the “what-if” scenarios can be overwhelming. We have compiled a list for you to build your own essentials kit. These basics can treat the most common issues you will face.
1. Baby first aid kit
These premade kits contain the necessities like a thermometer, nasal aspirator, medicine spoon, bandages, and gauze rolls. They are small and compact so stock up on a few and keep them in different locations such as your diaper bag and glove compartment.
Diaper rashes are common but painful. Besides the pain from the irritated skin, your baby’s mood can worsen as a side effect of their discomfort. Having a trusty diaper rash cream on hand can help soothe their pain and start to heal the rash.
If your pediatrician has prescribed your baby medicine, make sure to keep it somewhere close by, but not within your baby’s reach.
Humidifiers put moisture back in the air helping your baby breathe easier and avoid congestion. Make sure to clean your humidifier regularly so you are not accidentally blowing mold and bacteria into the air.
If your baby has diarrhea or is vomiting, consult with your pediatrician about giving them electrolyte solution such as Pedialyte which is specifically designed to replenish the lost electrolytes and promote fluid absorption.
Teething is an especially trying time for both baby and parent. Your baby can be inconsolable from the pain. Quickly swiping some pain-relieving gel onto their gums can give you both some much-needed relief