Babies are prone to small cuts, indigestion, cough, Rashes, etc. To be on the safe side, it’s always wise to stock up on baby medicines and a Baby Medicine Cabinet. Baby Medicine cabinet essentials include everything from a baby syringe to digestion medicines.
For instance, if you ever encountered a situation at night with no cure to your baby’s discomfort, you’d know exactly how important it is to have a baby medicine cabinet.
Of course, it’s unsafe to ingest medicines without a valid prescription. Make sure you consult your pediatrician before getting any important medicines.
Nevertheless, this post will help you stock up on baby medicine cabinet essentials that have no side-effects. This list will also keep off medicines that might affect your child’s health negatively.
NOTE: Keep in mind that you must have a separate medicine cabinet for your baby. Don’t try to mix your baby’s important medicines with adult first-aid box, that is not SAFE! You don’t want to mistakenly give your kids adult’s medicines.
Important Points To Look After Before You Arrange A Baby Medicine Cabinet
- Consult about every med/syrup, baby essentials in your medicine cabinet
- Also, Consult with your pediatrician every time administrating any of the medicines. Let your doctor know about the symptoms your baby is facing and only then should you give it to your baby.
- Sterilize every syringe, every baby essential that needs sterilization every time you use them.
- Keep Your baby away from things that it might swallow, like an adhesive bandage or tablets.
- Make a list of medicines that shouldn’t be given at all costs with your doctor. For instance, aspirin, adults’ meds, ipecac, etc.
- Keep sharp things away from your baby like a tweezer, clippers, nail clippers, etc.
- Keep away the medicine cabinet from your child’s reach.
- Do not address the medicine kit as toys/candies and do not give your baby the wrong idea.
1. Baby Essential Tools In The Baby Medicine Cabinet
Before we stock up on necessary cough syrups, meds. Some important baby essential tools that help your baby with colic, nasal congestion, sharp nails, etc.
1.1. Electronic Sand Nail Clippers
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First things first, babies’ nails grow pretty fast. You will find scratches everywhere if you don’t chip them off. Never use adult nail clippers on your baby’s fragile nails and cuticles. In fact, many mothers say baby nail clippers don’t do any good either.
If you are a mother who has experience with baby nail clippers, you will know exactly how easily these nail clippers can cut through baby cuticles. Even if you are extra cautious, the fear of cutting the cuticle always stays and fails.
What’s the better alternative to nail clippers? Electronic Nail Sand Clippers! Now, I know this sounds like a big investment but hear me out. You don’t need to cut baby’ nails with it. The sand technology of these clippers trims and polishes the nails instead of cutting them up.
You can just turn on the machine and let the sand clipper do its business without harming your baby’s fragile nails and cuticles. Many of these sand nail clippers come with soft music that distracts your baby from the clipper.
Again, we all know the big struggle of cutting out baby’s nails with baby clippers. Babies resist, they cry and don’t allow you to cut their nails. But with the electronic sand clipper, you can just use it while they are sleeping and the baby won’t know a thing. Trust me on this. You will not regret this investment for your Baby Medicine Cabinet.
1.2. Nasal Aspirator
Babies HATE nose blubs. The suction discomforts them and it’s also pretty hard to clean off all the boogie. With or without allergies, babies get a lot of boogies throughout the day and nose blubs are a pain in the arteries.
Nevertheless, modern problems need modern solutions. Nasal Aspirators are electronic boogie cleaners that clean the boogie in no time. These Nasal Aspirators come with different modes to adjust to depending on the boogie.
Also, babies love these nasal aspirators. Why? Because it doesn’t hurt them or makes them feel the suction. These nasal aspirators, just like the sand nail clippers, come with a sound system that distracts the baby from the machine noise. One of the most liked essential in the Baby Medicine Cabinet for mothers.
1.3. Baby Syringe And Dropper
Having a syringe is not enough. Babies usually spit-up when you try to put in syrup or meds with or without a syringe. It’s important that you find a syringe that doesn’t make your baby spit-up.
MediFrida the Accu-Dose Pacifier Baby, medicine dispenser makes sure that the formula/medicines/syrup goes right in the back of the baby’s mouth. This medicine dispenser also skips all the taste buds when dispensing the medicine. Your baby won’t taste it and hence won’t skip it.
After Frida syringe, Ezy Ear & Eye Droppers works great. It’s marking are accurate and that’s what makes it the best.
If you have a little space for investment, you can invest in a forehead thermometer for your Baby Medicine Cabinet. Why it’s the best option for babies? With babies, you need to check their temperature rectally through the normal thermometer. This often disturbs the baby’s sleep and the whole struggle might not even be a fever.
Babies usually temp up in the night or as parents, we want to be assured that our baby is fine and not burning up. But disturbing our baby’s sleep just to be sure is cruel. Hence, a forehead thermometer. you can just check their temperature without disturbing their sleep.
1.5. Cotton Swabs
Cotton swabs come very handily while cleaning your baby’s ears or the edges of their nose. Make sure you don’t put the cotton swab inside of baby’s ears, it might damage their delicate drum. Use the swabs just to clean the outsides of your baby’s ears and nose.
Bandages are a great choking hazard, you cannot be careless around it and with your baby. Still, bandages are important in case of cuts and scratches. Recently, I found these small-round shaped bandages that stick really well and your baby won’t even notice. Given their size, your baby won’t feel it, let alone chew on it. Best for Bug bites, scratches.
Anyways, put on a bandage where you think your baby won’t reach it. If the scratch/wound is at an easily accessible place, it’s better to not put on a bandage.
2. Lotions, Rash Creams, Baby Essential Oils, Gel In Your Baby Medicine Cabinet
These liquids not only cure your baby’s scratches/ wounds, but they also protect your baby’s skin health. In India, babies are always massaged with organic essential oils to keep the skin healthy and soft. Other than that, we all know rash cream and rash powder is a must. Wound gel/ointment sprain spray. Let’s find the best products for our babies.
- Babes BOO BOO Baby Cream Roll. This antiseptic stick works wonders on irritated skin, chapped skin, small cuts, and wounds. It’s not just for babies, adults can use it, too. I have heard this babe’s boo-boo antiseptic stick cures baby rashes, too. Worth a try!
- Neosporin Pain-Relief: Nothing beat Neosporin. It is used for wounds, small cuts, prevents infection, and heals the wound.
- Baby Rash Cream: My best suggestion would be The MOM Co. Rash cream. Its consistency is good and smells really pleasant. This rash cream stays for a longer time, unlike other rash creams.
- Hydrocortisone cream for scaly and itchy skin. It also cures eczema.
- Vaseline or Petroleum Gel: This is a go-to-gel. You can use it to relieve eczema, diaper rashes, itchy skin, dry skin, etc. It’s cheap and very affordable. Keep this stocked just in case.
- Teething cream: Although teething toys can provide comfort to your baby’s sore teeth and gums. It’s best to keep an ointment to relieve pain if it worsens. Wink natural baby teeth relief is the doctor certified and soothes your baby’s aching gum in no time.
- Essential oils: Coconut homemade oil is enough, mix it with herbs, heat up the mixture, and store it in a small container.
- Vapor Balm.
- Cotton: To clean wounds, skin.
- Water: This might sound funny but store a small container of water in your baby medicine cabinet for emergencies at night. You can use the water to clean cuts/wounds.
- Bug-repellent: It’s best to keep one at hand than to let a bug irritate your little baby. Even if your place is bug-free, you never know.
- Wet Wipes: Babies’ hands can get dirty or too warm sometimes. You can use the wet wipes to clean their hands, palms, feet, inside of the toes, etc.
3. Medicines/Syrups To Relieve Congestion, Colic, etc.
- Saline Drops: These drops moistures the nose’s content in case of common cold and cough. It dilutes and thins the mucus allowing space for the baby to breathe when suffering from cold and cough.
- Acetaminophen: You can give your child acetaminophen in fever and pain. NOTE: Don’t give this to babies younger than 2 months of age. The main issue is the dosage. Confirm the dosage with your doctor and use the Frida baby dispenser to dispense the liquid.
- Cough suppressant: Don’t give it to a child younger than 4 months. In fact, no cold/cough suppressant should be given to kids younger than 4 months unless your doctor recommends it.
- Simethicone drops: No other drug can possibly relieve gas other than simethicone drops. Although studies are unsure of its effects, parents find it reassuring. Simethicone is non-sedating and has close to no side-effects. But, it’s also said, simethicone is equivalent to sugar water. But nevertheless, keep it stocked.
- Ibuprofen: Although doctors majorly prefer Acetaminophen over Ibuprofen for pain and fever. A rare occasion you might need ibuprofen or your doctor might suggest ibuprofen for your kid. So keep them stocked! Direction to follow, don’t give ibuprofen to kids younger than 6 months of age. And don’t ever give it to your kids without a doctor’s prescription.
- Electrolyte: This solution is for dehydration. Apart from diluted juices, the electrolyte is a good way to restore your baby’s hydration. You can also give this to your baby in diarrhea/constipation to retain the fluid loss if your baby is feeding on formula. (Don’t give it to a breastfed baby.)
- Decongestant: For a runny nose or congestion of the nose. Don’t give it to kids younger than 6 months and the dosage should be consulted with the doctor.