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Baby's first aid kit - what should it contain?

Baby's first aid kit - what should it contain?



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In every home there are various drugs, even those available without a prescription, plaster, bandage, hydrogen peroxide and many other useful things that will allow first aid or pain relief. However, when a baby is to appear at home, there are many more necessary things needed to help.

Due to the fact that an infant is not an adult, we need many other items and preparations that should be in the home medicine cabinet. It's best to have them at home always at hand to help your child as soon as possible.

What is necessary and what is sometimes useful in an infant's first aid kit?

Analgesic and antipyretic

The basic equipment of an infant first aid kit should be a medicine that will relieve pain and also reduce fever. We have a choice of syrups and suppositories, containing paracetamol (e.g. Panadol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen). Both syrup and suppositories should be adjusted to the child's age. A child's fever usually occurs unexpectedly and a quick administration of an antipyretic will not only help to reduce it, but will also have an analgesic effect if the toddler suffers something.

Thermometer

Although a thermometer is usually equipped with every home medicine chest, it is worth having a second one to check the temperature correctly. For measuring temperature in infants, the best will be non-contact thermometers, in the form of a teat, applied to the ear, forehead or electric. It is important to measure the temperature quickly and efficiently so as not to stress your baby.

Gum ointment or painkiller

Teething is a difficult and painful time for a child. To relieve and alleviate gum pain, it's best to give your baby a special pain reliever that works topically on the gums in the form of a gel (e.g. Bobodent) or in the form of drops (Camilla). These types of remedies relieve teething pain, but you must use them in moderation so as not to harm your baby.

Medicine for flatulence and colic

More and more babies suffer from painful stomach aches due to colic and flatulence. To relieve your baby's stomachache, it's a good idea to equip yourself with special drops to reduce bloating. A quick response to tummy problems will save the child's pain and parents stress related to crying babies.

Cough syrup

Both wet and dry cough should be treated as soon as it occurs. It is very important not to downplay it and react quickly enough, so there should always be the right syrup at home. It should be remembered, however, that the syrup should be selected according to the age of the child and its administration consulted with a pediatrician.

Sea water

When a child has a runny nose, overdrying of the mucosa or a blocked nose, it will bring relief to applying seawater to the nose. The best will be those in the form of a spray or with a diffuser, designed especially for children, which will allow easy application (e.g. Marimer).

Pear or toe aspirator

Sea water alone may not be enough to keep the nose in good condition. To help clean the nose of dust or a runny nose, you must use an aspirator (e.g. Nosefrida) or a pear that will effectively get rid of the backlog.

Warming ointment

Runny nose, cold, cough are just some of the ailments that we can treat with the help of a warming ointment. A warming ointment (e.g. Depulol) is applied to the child's chest or back, which makes the unpleasant cold-related discomfort less intrusive. However, you have to be careful with this type of ointment, especially for allergy sufferers and young children, it is best to choose one that is suitable for age.