Knowing what to have on hand for your baby can help you treat common ailments and keep your baby healthy.
When it comes to promoting your baby’s health, it is never too early to get started! A baby registry is a great opportunity to obtain creams, disinfectants, pain relievers, and other medicine cabinet supplies.
The more resources you have on hand, the easier it is to give your baby health and happiness as he or she grows. Thus, when putting together a baby registry in Benton, AR, we recommend that you include these top five picks:
Pick #5: Gas Relief Drops
Simethicone gas drops (such as Mylicon, Little Tummys gas relief drops, and Phazyme) are known to relieve your baby’s gas and can be administered up to 12 times per day.
There are many techniques to getting rid of your baby’s uncomfortable gas— there is the “bicycle method” (laying him on his back and moving his legs in a bicycle motion), the “tummy time” method (where you can lay her on her tummy to release trapped gas), and so many more techniques you can try. But sometimes you just need some help! Gas relief drops are a great item to have in your baby bag for this reason.
Pick #4: First Aid Cream
Occasional cuts and bruises are common when your baby is learning to crawl or walk. By applying antibacterial cream to a baby’s injuries, you lower the risk of infection and moisturize the wounds so that they heal more quickly. When choosing a cream, make sure to check with your pediatrician. Some creams cause skin irritation and negative reactions in a certain percentage of babies, which is the last thing you want when your child is healing.
Pick #3: Pain Relief Liquids
Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can keep pain to a minimum and protect your baby from high fevers. Ibuprofen is stronger than acetaminophen, but acetaminophen causes less stomach irritation than ibuprofen; ideally, you should have both on hand. Check with a doctor before administering these to a baby younger than four months old or when using the two in tandem. Do not give a child aspirin.
Pick #2: A Medicine Dropper
Whether you are using ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or any other medicine, it is essential that you get the dosage right. A medicine dropper allows you to make precise measurements, ensuring that you never give your baby more of a substance than is appropriate. The best droppers measure in units of teaspoons or milliliters; these allow you to give the most precise doses.
Pick #1: Chafiderm
Sold exclusively at the Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, this baby rash ointment provides both proactive protection and healing for all major sources of skin irritation. By applying it to your baby’s skin before exposing them to sources of irritation, you lower the chance of windburn, chafing, and rashes.
If the skin is already irritated, applying Chafiderm will soothe the pain and speed up the healing process. Though designed for babies, this product is just as useful for adults; you and your child can thus both obtain healthy, painless skin with Chafiderm.
When you are ready to start your baby registry, Smith-Caldwell Drug Store offers a range of health and wellness products for your baby. For more information on keeping your children healthy at all ages, contact us by calling 501-315-7700.