Everyone needs a well-stocked baby medicine cabinet - here's a run-down of the basics you'll need. First of all, supplies...
Everyone needs a well-stocked baby medicine cabinet - here's a run-down of the basics you'll need. baby care bookFirst of all, supplies will only get you so far. You need to make sure you have the poison control number and your baby's pediatrician's number right next to your phone (or keyed into your cell). Secondly, you'll need a great baby care book. My favorite is Taking Care of Your Child (mass mkt ed), it's a super easy to follow book that breaks down all possible baby and child health situations. This book helps you decide whether you should treat at home or call the doctor. Essential supplies: You also need a grooming kit, one that has at least baby safe nail clippers and a soft hair brush. One nice inexpensive kit is the Safety 1st Hospital's Choice Complete Grooming Kit. Don't forget, it's important to check with your baby's pediatrician before giving her any over the counter medications, and that includes something like Pedialyte or even an anti-itch cream.

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