You will get all the gifts under the moon, people will offer you tons of advice, and you will see all over the internet great ideas but there is a list of things people forget to tell you that you will end up buying. Thankfully my best friend is a peditrican and gave me lots of pointers before I had Layla so I was prepared, I will pass on this knowledge to you guys!
- Vitamin D drops by Enamel Poly-Vi-Sol – These are the best drops for giving your baby the vitamin D they need since they will not be in the sun so much. You need to put the recommended dosage in their bottle every morning or in their mouth when breastfeeding. If you switch to formula this step will be unnecessary because the formula will already have it. Found at Babies-R-Us or Amazon $12-22
- Destin Maximum Relief Diaper Rash Cream– Another good trick I learned was to apply butt cream after each changing to ensure she will not get a diaper rash. This was the one recommend to me and so far Layla has been rash free and happy. I heard there is nothing worse than a diaper rash for a baby, so stock up when they are on sale its in the purple tube. $3.79 Target
3. Little Remedies Gripe Water – A highly effective herbal supplement which eases gas and stomach discomfort often associated with colic and hiccups. The formula includes ginger and fennel, which have been shown to be beneficial as an aid to digestion. We give this to Layla when she has the hiccups really bad or if it looks like her tummy hurts. We love this stuff it works instantly. $10.99 Target
4. Infant’s Tylenol- I did not have this on hand and I am still mad at myself for not buying it sooner, because when they need it and are in pain there is nothing worse than hearing that cry. So please buy this because you never know if they will get a fever, bonk their head, or after their shots and will need it. $6.99 CVS
5. Little Remedies Gas Relief Drops-When babies swallow too much air during feeding, excess gas can build up in their stomachs, leading to discomfort and crying. A new food or formula can also cause excess gas. Little Remedies for Tummy’s Gas Drops work quickly and safely to reduce gas build up caused by food or swallowing of air, so babies feel better in a hurry. Always good to have this on hand especially for colicky babies. $6.99 Target
6. NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator– I know I know this sounds gross and it is but you made this baby you might as well help them with a few boogies. NoseFrida uses parents’ own suction to clear babies’ stuffy noses. Place large tube against child’s nostril creating a seal, use red mouthpiece to suck out snot. Move tube in a circular motion against child’s nostril – you will hear and see mucus coming out of the nose. For thick mucus, use a few drops of NoseFrida Saline Snot Spray in each nostril to help loosen mucus before using NoseFrida. $15.49 at Target
7. Mustela PhysiObebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid-This is a no rinse soap for babies, we squirt this on a little wash cloth and whenever she has a blow out and doesn’t need a bath but needs some cleaning we use this. Or if it’s not bath day just take a clean cloth and go over their face and body and they smell good as new! Love this stuff! $10.99 Target
Thats all I got for now, hopefully this helps you as much as it helped Layla and I!