10 Essentials for Your Baby’s Health

Mom using nasal aspirator to suck snot out of baby's nose

As a first-time mom making a baby registry, a lot of your attention may go to the bigger items like car seats, strollers, and cribs. These are the smaller health-related items you might overlook that need to be on your registry that’ll make your life a little easier.

Nasal Aspirator 

NeilMed Naspira Oral Suction Aspirator, 0.25 PoundIt may seem gross to suck the snot out of your baby’s nose, but it is way more effective than the bulbs the hospital sends you home with.

 

Nail Clippers 

Safety 1st Sleepy Baby Nail Clipper (Colors May Vary)Cutting your baby’s nails for the first time can be terrifying, but these clippers make it a lot easier with a light that shines on the nail so you can see what you’re doing.

 

Hand Sanitizer

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Pump Bottle, Fragrance Free, 8.45 oz, 3 Pack, Packaging May VaryThis hand sanitizer is safe, natural, and non-toxic for baby’s skin. Keep it next to your wipes so you can clean your hands after diaper changes.

 

Baby Care Book 

Moms on Call Basic Baby Care

A lot of moms swear by this book. It offers guidelines for getting your baby on a routine, feeding, and sleeping through the night.

 

Healing Ointment 

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment - Advance Therapy for Diaper Rash, Chapped Cheeks and Minor Scrapes - 14. Oz Jar

This stuff is great for preventing diaper rash and dry skin.

 

Corn Starch 

Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch, 16 Oz, Pack of 2

Since talc is a no-no, cornstarch is a great solution for helping with moisture, friction, and relieving any diaper irritation.

 

Thermometer 

iProven Medical Digital Ear Thermometer with Temporal Forehead Function - Clinically Approved Upgraded Infrared Lens Technology DMT-489 for Better Accuracy - New Medical Algorithm (White Grey)

This digital thermometer is for both the ear and forehead.

 

Gripe Water 

Mommy's Bliss - Gripe Water Original - 4 FL OZ Bottle

This is safe for babies starting at 2 weeks. It’s great for getting rid of hiccups and gas, especially in the middle of the night.

 

Chest Rub

Zarbee's Naturals Baby Soothing Chest Rub with Eucalyptus, Lavender & Beeswax, 1.5 Ounce

A natural chest rub to help your little one breathe when they have a stuffy nose.

 

Cough Syrup 

Zarbee's Naturals Baby Cough Syrup* + Mucus, Natural Grape Flavor, 2 OuncesAll-natural for babies starting at 2 months old.

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