Baby medicine cabinet must haves
When you have a baby, there are so many new things to learn, and products you will need. Here is a list of baby medicine cabinet must haves that you will want to have on-hand for all the aches,pains, stuffy noses, and colds you baby will sure to encounter at some point. I would strongly suggest you check with your baby’s pediatrician if you have any questions, but these are what worked for me and my family!
1.Infant Tylenol & Infant Motrin – fever reducer, pain reliever
These two products are essential baby medicine cabinet must haves. They are great for relieving those aches and pains, and reducing fevers caused by colds/vaccinations/viruses/the flu. We never want to see our baby hurting or in pain, and this can definitely help your little baby! You can find this here on Amazon.
2. Zarbee’s Naturals baby cough syrup- cough & mucus
The product package states, “organic agave and ivy leaf extract help your baby to clear mucus when they are coughing” and it “soothes coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritants”. I was a little skeptical about it working, but this was so amazing for helping my 6 month old little baby boy when he got RSV. Check out my honest review of this baby cough syrup.
3. Nasal Saline-loosen snot
Another one of the baby medicine cabinet must haves would be nasal saline. It loosens snot so that your baby clear it out of his system, or it loosens it enough for you to be able to suction it out using a nose frida or bulb aspirator. You will use a lot of this even when your baby isn’t much of a baby anymore. My daughter is 2 and we still use it on her, and it works like a charm!
4. Prunes & Dark Karo Syrup- constipation
One of the last baby medicine cabinet must haves aren’t exactly medicine, but they certainly work amazingly for constipation. A little bit of prunes can go a LONG way! Prunes come in the form of baby food, but also juice. Either way, depending on your baby, will get the job done. Another tried and true way to alleviate constipation is a small amount of dark karo syrup mixed in with a bottle (I’m more fond of prunes than this route, but as long as your pediatrician gives you the ok, you should be fine).
5. Baby Orajel (benzocaine free) – teething pains
The next medicine cabinet must haves for your baby would be baby orajel without benzocaine. Teething is an inevitable stage in a baby’s life. In order to soothe these teething pains, baby orajel should always be in your medicine cabinet. Here are a couple of extra tips to soothe a teething baby.
A few months back, the FDA actually recalled all baby orajels that had benzocaine in them. So, if you have any in your house that don’t specifically say “benzocaine free”, you need to throw them away!
If you are expecting a little baby soon, or you have a baby already, you will want these baby medicine cabinet must haves in your house! Remember infant tylenol/motrin, baby orajel (benzocaine free), baby cough syrup, nasal saline, and prunes/karo syrup are the 5 must haves for baby that can help alleviate aches, pains, colds, coughs, and more! For more sweet advice from one mom to another, sign-up for my newsletter. Also, please share with all your friends and family so they can know what baby medicine cabinet must haves they should have too!