When your infant is carried, he should be oriented toward the carrying adult ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||Trim your baby’s nails weekly after a bath when the nails are softened ||Always keep the number of Poison Centre posted beside your phone ||Your baby's foot may seem flat, but that's because a layer of fat covers the arch. Within two to three years, this extra padding will disappear. ||As a new mommy, sleep when your baby sleeps. Silence your phone and ignore the dishes in the sink ||Children who gain weight quickly during their first six months are more likely to be obese or at risk of obesity by age 3 ||When giving suspension or liquid medicines, use the dosage cup enclosed in the package or a syringe ||Alternate the first breast you offer at each feed ||
Baby medicines' travel bag


One of the worst things to face any parent is to have to run out in the middle of the night to search for a pharmacy where you can purchase baby medicine.

 

Even for those who prefer natural remedies for those aged under two years, sometimes baby needs medicine. The pediatrician usually prescribes the appropriate dose based on weight.

 

Here are some baby medicines and items that new parents should keep in their baby medicine bag mainly during travel.

 
The must have:
 
  • Thermometer (AAP prefer digital ones)
 
  • Children's non-aspirin liquid pain reliever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) for pain and fever reduction
 
  • Alcohol-free teething gel for babies four months and up
 
  • Topical calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream (1/2 percent) for insect bites and skin rashes
 
  • Vaseline to protect from diaper rash
 
  • Antibacterial ointment for cuts and for scrapes
 
  • Child-safe sunscreen lotion
 
  • Nasal aspirator bulb, and saline drops for stuffy noses
 
  • Mild liquid soap (not necessary to be antibacterial)
 
  • A dropper, oral needle-less syringe, or calibrated spoon for administering medicines
 
The nice to have:
 
  • Insect repellent
 
  • Rubbing alcohol to clean thermometers
 
  • Baby shampoo
 
  • A collection of adhesive bandage strips and gauze pads.
 
  • First-Aid book to deal with minor emergencies at least.
 

Additional item to include if your pediatrician recommended so:

 
  • Rehydration solution to compensate fluid loss in case of diarrhea
 

 

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