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Must-Have Items In Baby Medicine Kit

Running a family with a baby at home can be quite difficult as you have no idea what the kid will need. As you get used to the baby, you will be able to understand the child and its needs better. You will be facing a lot of sick days and you will have no clue what is happening, as the kid will not be able to explain its pain or discomfort. Toddlers' exploring days are prone to injuries. Hence, you've to be careful with your baby.

To face all these situations, the best option is to talk to your pediatrician and have a baby medicine kit at home. You might not be sure what is in store for you. Hence, you should be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. You should be ready to treat an infant's fevers, rashes, cuts, wounds and other common baby ailments. The list is never ending. So, always have a first aid kit for babies at home that can save a lot time, money and a whole lot of tears.

The following are a few must-have items in baby medicine kit. Keeping these drug store at hand will keep you ready for anything your active baby throws at you.

Bandages and Gauze Pads
Bandages of different sizes should be a must-have item in baby medicine kit. This will hide the scars that will make the tears disappear quickly. Gauze pads and tapes can be used for more serious wounds. You will also need cleaning agents and ointments before using these.

Scissors
A good pair of sharp scissors will be useful in a first aid kit for babies. This is useful to cut the gauze or any other cloth in case of emergency. Care should be taken to keep this away from your child to prevent accidents. A pair of regular scissors is also fine as long as it serves the purposes.

Cold/Hot packs
This is one of the must-have items in baby medicine kit. As you will not be sure of the situation that you are going to face, it is better to ensure that you are ready with both. The hot and cold packs can be used to reduce swelling and relieve pain of minor injuries. You can stock up your medicine kit with instant hot/cold packs that you get in any medical store.

Pain Medication/ Fever Reliever
Care should be taken before stocking these medicines in the first aid kit for babies. You should consult your doctor first and see which is best suited for your child. Pain can be a big deal for your child, but try avoid any medication until absolutely necessary. Also have a good amount of commonly used paracetamol for the fever.

Antihistamine
If your child has food allergies, then this is one of the must-have items in baby medicine kit. It is difficult to keep away every food that your child is allergic to, especially when you are at a restaurant or travelling. Hence, an oral dosage of antihistamine will help reduce the potential reaction. This can be useful for stings, bites and other skin reactions.

Story first published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:00 [IST]
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