Post # 1
One of our friends is expecting a baby soon and we would like to give them kind of a starter pack for baby healthcare, our ideas include :
– Baby Tylenol
– Nose Frieda or similar (to help stuffed noses)
– Vitamin D drops?
Any other ideas to add to the list? What were your baby must-have for dealing with illness? I would like to make a nice gift basket out of it 🙂
Thank you so much for your help
Post # 2
newbeelookingforadvice : I’d add some boogie wipes! I thought all the million types of wipes were a gimmick, but they are really helpful when my daughter has a bad cold. Some saline drops would be good too (I always just squirted breastmilk up my baby’s nose but I know other moms swear by the drops to loosen snot).
Post # 3
newbeelookingforadvice : a comforter would be nice. My 2 both have little ones that they sleep with and really need when poorly.
a baby first aid book would be good too
Post # 4
newbeelookingforadvice : I’d also add baby ibuprofen, a teether ring, bum cream. Pedialyte if you can get a bottle with an amazing date. You could even add a little hairbrush, nail file, and toothbrush.
ETA: also a bottle of baby vapour cold/flu bath. That stuff is great for a steamy bubble bath to clear sinus colds
Post # 5
Maty’s Natural Chest Rub is great for colds. I also prefer motrin over tylenol…just works better. Nuby’s soothing tablets are awesome for teething. I agree on the saline and wipes…the Frida works way better with saline. You could also do bitty nail clippers and something for gas. Vaseline also works well for eczema and I also had to use it as a suppository for constipation. Good times haha
Post # 6
Baby advil/motrin, Culturelle infant probiotics (only thing to stave off constipation for our baby lol), boogie wipes, Windi the gaspasser, big thing of aquaphor.
Post # 7
newbeelookingforadvice : motrin and Camilia, they’re homeopathic drops for teething and a life saver
Post # 8
Thank you for your suggestions, I am marking them down! We don’t have kids yet so this will be good practice for us later on 🙂
I had read that Baby Gas Drops can be nice as well, just thought it might look funny and a bit presumptuous (assuming that your baby will fart a lot!) but if it’s an essential I’ll definitely add it in!
Post # 9
newbeelookingforadvice : fun fact: baby farts are not at all like you’d expect. Not a cute little toot. They’re as loud as adults and often as stinky!
Post # 10
newbeelookingforadvice : I didnt have a gassy baby so I would not have used it. My baby farted all the time but never seemed uncomfortable. I think stuff that doesnt expire or that you know will get used are better.
What about some teethers that you can put in the freezer?
Post # 11
newbeelookingforadvice : baby farts are insane! I remember right after my daughter was born I would have bet real money that my husband had farted and he was laughing so hard because it was the baby.
I’d focus on gear/external ointments more than medications because apart from tylenol/motrin there isn’t 100% consensus on the safety and efficacy of many baby remedies. Unless she’s registered for an item you don’t know what she’ll be comfortable using. Our pediatrician recommended against any type of teething tablets and gas tablets so we never used them. I’d also add coconut oil! We used it for mild diaper rash, eczema, chaffed nipples….pretty much everything and I had a small pot for my diaper bag which was super convenient and didn’t weight me down.
Post # 12
A few more thoughts slightly off the main healthcare/baby illness idea but figure I’d share in case you were interested in including more:
Baby banz wraparound sunglasses. I’m guessing it’s going to be a spring/summer baby? No sunblock until 6 months but eye protection has to start early. The little sunglasses are adjustable 0-24 months if I remember correctly.
Hush hats. It’s got foam padded ear muffs build into a hat instead of the headphone type earmuffs. Perfect for taking little one to loud events like baby movie theater days.
Or you could always add medical things in for mum: ibuprofen and tylenol cuz she’s gonna need both. Tucks pads. Orange pekoe tea and epsom salt (used for a sitz bath). A great water bottle with straw. If she’s planning on breastfeeding, lansinoh has hot/cold breast packs that are a lifesaver for clogged ducts. Could also get lansinoh nipple cream. Chocolate. Or breastfeeding cookies. But mostly I just ate chocolate by the bucket.
Post # 13
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Baby nail clippers are a must have
Post # 14
A nail grinder (unlike clippers, no danger of clipping their skin!). We use this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B2C8DJD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_t litle?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The Dermafrida skinsoother (basically anything from the Frida line. it’s great.)
Also a fan of baby Aquaphor. It doesn’t technically fall under first aid but Baby Oxyclean is a lifesaver to get out poop stains.