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Medicine Starter Kit

Talk to your pediatrician before administering any medication, ointment, etc. to your baby. However, there are standard over-the-counter items that should be on hand for when your doctor recommends them.

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Johnson's Baby Relief Kit Johnson's Baby Relief Kit
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Pain Relief

Pain relievers are commonly recommended by pediatricians for pain and fever. Stock in advance but consult with your pediatrician before using. Buy the larger size.

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Tylenol Infants' Drops (1 oz) Tylenol Infants' Drops (1 oz)
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Gas Relief

Short, painful cries often mean gas, especially right after a feeding. For gassy babies, simethicone drops are a lifesaver. Stock in advance but consult with your pediatrician before using.

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Infants' Mylicon (1 oz) Infants' Mylicon (1 oz)
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Congestion Relief

Saltwater drops provide temporary relief and dryness for a stuffy nose. Consult with your pediatrician before using.

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Little Noses Saline Spray/Drops (1 oz) Little Noses Saline Spray/Drops (1 oz)
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Nasal Aspirator

A nasal aspirator looks like a rubber ball with a pointy appendage. For clearing serious nasal congestion, squeeze the ball, insert pointy part in baby's nose and let it suck (consult with your pediatrician first). Yucky but effective.

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Safety 1st Hospital's Choice Newborn Nasal Aspirator Safety 1st Hospital's Choice Newborn Nasal Aspirator
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Diaper Rash Cream

Diapers and the stuff in them can cause irritation.  A diaper rash cream soothes and protects baby's skin as it heals.  A creamy formula is easier to apply and remove compared to a thicker, heavier ointment, which may necessary as a barrier for more serious diaper rash.

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Desitin Creamy Ointment (4 oz) Desitin Creamy Ointment (4 oz)
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Skin Care

Dry skin and minor eczema crop up from time to time. Have a simple ointment like Aquaphor on hand and do not hesitate to contact your pediatrician about skin issues.

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Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment (3 oz) Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment (3 oz)
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First Aid Cream

An antibiotic ointment prevents infection and helps heal minor cuts and scrapes. Consult with your pediatrician before using.

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Neosporin Neosporin
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