What medicine cabinet essentials do i need for a newborn Bubba?

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  1. Dogtanian

    Dogtanian Well-Known Member

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    As a first time Mum im really not sure what medicines i need to have for LO just incase.I will get a thermometer,but what else?

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  2. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    for a new born i'd say none........ not sure they can take anything till about 8 weeks, infacol for colic and that may be about it.
     
  3. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    There isn't much they can take to begin with. They can have infacol straight away, but no point getting that unless they get colic and they need to be 4 weeks for gripe water. They can't take calpol until 8 weeks, and need to be 12 weeks for ibruprofen. Saline nose spray is useful for colds, but not sure how old they have to be until they can take that.

    I find oral syringes easier getting medicine in and accurate than a spoon and you can get from pharmacist for penny's.
     
  4. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    gripe water tastes yummy btw, i took it for trapped wind for ages a few years back but too much can have an "adverse effect"
     
  5. Laurenmomma

    Laurenmomma Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the only thing is the nose drops, u can get single use pipettes which are more hygienic for when baby gets snuffles after a week or so! Ther in a blue box can't remember the name!

    Other than that a thermometer is all u will need! x
     

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