Medical Supplies

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  1. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Okay, what should I have on hand when she comes in terms of medical stuff? Baby painkillers, fever meds, what do I need!?! Also, I've read in some places that its good to have some sort of colic stuff on hand but I can't remember what its called, and if its actually a must-have?
     
  2. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    For colic i've got a bottle of gripe water (use from a month up) a bottle of Infacol that can be used from birth & I swear by it :)

    Also got a bottle of calpol which can be used from 2 months & a digital thermometer :)

    Thats my medical kit
     
  3. Trish

    Trish Marley's mom

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    I've got a thermometer and some Infacol. Not too sure about fever meds, etc. It can't hurt to be prepared though.
     
  4. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    I have infacol, as I've been told it works wonders if Baby suffers with colic.

    We also have a digital thermometer, and a dummy that you can put medicine into to make it easier for Baby to take. We'll get something like Calpol, but I think they can only have that from 2+ months.
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    We had a thermometer, Infant Tylenol, rubbing alcohol, cotton swabs, and saline drops for the nose
     
  6. Moraine

    Moraine Mom to a cutie pie!

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    What about vitamin D drops, aren't those essential if you are going to breast feed?
     
  7. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I've not heard of this, what's the vit D for?
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Vitamin D is used when you breastfeed, not sure why but I don't think mom's milk provides enough Vit D. Formula feeders don't need to use the supplement as the formula has it in it.
     
  9. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    So it's a supplement for the baby? How is it taken?

    Edit: Just found this: http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKL2833623420071228 Things stateside sound like they are somehow supplementing the baby's diet, but this suggests the UK are advising supplements for the mother.

    Just for information for anyone who's interested, Vit D comes in vegetable fats, diary products and eggs.
     
  10. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    My health visitor said something about these once but didn't say they were essential....none of mine had them:blush:
     
  11. babezone

    babezone Well-Known Member

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    anbesol which is good for teething maybe baby bonjela if u can get it x
     
  12. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Okay nobody's told me about the vitamin D thing.
     
  13. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Nor me, this was the first I heard about it! Maybe they tell us once we start breastfeeding?
     

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