Baby Medicine Box Checklist

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Baby Medicine Box Checklist

When the little one starts crawling and walking, ailments and injuries become unavoidable. It becomes essential to keep a baby medicine box handy at home to deal with unforeseen medical situations in this scenario.

 

Small babies are prone to minor injuries and medical conditions like flu, loose motions, constipation, etc. Keeping a baby medicine box at your home may help you take prompt medical care of your baby. Also, parents can well manage minor injuries or illnesses at home without any doctor’s intervention. Thus, it is essential to understand the difference between minor medical issues and immediate medical issues.


Minor Health Issues In Babies That Can Be Managed At Home


Specific medical issues are minor and can be managed at home with proper care and attention. It includes the following -


Allergies - It happens when your child’s immune system reacts to the environment’s substance that is harmless to other people - for example, skin rashes due to baby products, foods, and mosquito bites. See your doctor if an allergic reaction frequently happens despite proper care and attention.

Cold - Babies often suffer from stuffy noses and colds. And the best treatment for babies below six months is breastfeeding, nasal spray, comfort, and rest. If symptoms are not relieved, talk to your doctor.

Food Intolerance - Food intolerance is the condition when your stomach reacts to a food you’ve eaten. It includes the symptoms of loose motions, constipation, and bloating. Parents can effectively manage these symptoms in their babies at home with proper care and hygiene. Babies below the age of 6 months require only breast milk as it has all essential nutrients to fight against infections.


Baby Medicine Box Checklist

Here is an infant medicine box checklist for your convenience.

  • Antipyretic and analgesic medicines to control fever and pain. Paracetamol is one of the safest medicines to control fever in babies. Dosages can be confirmed with a doctor over the call.
  • A digital Thermometer for babies.
  • Antihistamine cream for insect bites.
  • Nasal saline drops to clear out the stuffy nose.
  • A baby nail clipper.
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