What Do You Need in a Baby First Aid Kit?

When you have a baby in your home, then you need to buy the best baby first aid kit with all supplies and medicines. This specific infant first aid kit look likes something a healthcare grooming kit. You need to know about what you want to take care of a baby in day-to-day tasks such as hair brushing and nail clipping.What Do You Need in a Baby First Aid Kit?

How to make your own first aid kit?

There is a comfort in purchasing the pre-packaged baby first aid kit, but it is probable to make one on your own. Whether you make one or purchase one of the recommended kits, below are specific things to include:

  • Baby nail clippers
  • Nasal aspirator
  • Cradle cap brush
  • Baby thermometer
  • Baby comb or brush
  • Medicine dropper
  • Saline nasal drops
  • Emery gauze
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Infant acetaminophen
  • Age appropriate band aids
  • Sterile gauze
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Emergency contact card
  • Simethicone baby gas drops such as small tummies or Mylicon

Whether you want to make your own kit or want to purchase the premade first aid kits, it is a great idea to safeguard your baby.

First aid kit for babies- how to make it

Parents always do their best to take care of their babies and also to safeguard them from any injuries or ailments. Still now, it is very common for any infant to drop sick or get hurt. If your baby falls ill, you do not worry and simply take your infant to the doctor immediately for any major injury. If the problem is not extreme and can be simply dealing at home, you want to be well-prepared for it. Thus, the best baby first aid kit now always comes in handy, if your infant drops or has some other issue. Here are the checklists for making first aid kit for your infant such as:

  • Calamine lotion to take care of skin rashes
  • A thermometer, preferably a digital one, which is more convenient to use for babies
  • Paracetamol is one of the safest medicines to control pain and fever in infants
  • Analgesic and antipyretic medicines to control pain and fever
  • An ointment for burns
  • A baby nail clipper
  • The pair of scissors to cute the bandages and gauzes
  • A few pair of not reusable sterile gloves to keep hygiene while taking care of your baby’s injuries
  • A decongestant or cough syrup that is prescribed by infant’s doctor
  • Few sterile gauzes, cotton balls and sticky bandages to secure bruises and wounds
  • Measuring droppers, cups or syringes for measuring medicines

Therefore, the above mentioned are must items that you might include in your first aid kit for babies.What Do You Need in a Baby First Aid Kit?

Safety of baby first aid kit

When you are having infant, safety must be your top most concern. In fact, dealing with medicine and ill or hurt infant can sometimes make you sense like you are out of your aspect. But with a few precautions, your baby must be feeling good prompt. Here are some important ways of having best baby first aid kit safety that include:

Keep your baby first aid kid safe

Your infant first aid kit actually consists of sharp items and objects, which are not secure to ingest like antiseptic spray, medicine and petroleum jelly. So, you must keep these items out of reach from your children or better locked up, so some probing of your baby does not search your supplies.

Clean your supplies often

As a parent or caregiver, you are dealing with cuts, snot and other polluted messes, so it is very much essential to sterilize and wash your supplies before and after you utilize them. The thermometer, nail clippers and tip of your tweezers are procreation basis for bacteria, so you must use an alcohol swab on them each time.

Clean your hands often

You must always wash your hands while using items in a first aid kit, before even clipping your baby’s nails. Because your baby’s immune system is not as strengthen as yours and unclean hands can lead to sick.

Watch the dosage

You can often provide your baby acetaminophen for every 4 to 6 hours, but do not exceed four doses per day. You must always utilize a dropper that comes with medicine to obtain a perfect dosage. If your infant is lesser than three months, you can talk to your doctor to ensure it is safe.

Stay away from thick nasal bulbs

Some parents have been horrified to find mold developing within their nasal bulbs. Better to stay away from dangerous mold growth or bacteria by purchasing an aspirator, which has an apparent chamber.

Do not use any thermometer

The rectal and oral thermometers cannot be interchanged. Particularly, the rectal thermometers are made to have a tiny probe as well as a bulb that stops you from adding it too distant. You can also ensure to use the accurate thermometer before you take your baby’s temperature.

Believe your gut feeling

When it comes to minor coughs and bumps, your care might be all it takes your infant back to better health. If you are not sure what to do, you just call to a baby doctor and they will instruct you what to do.

Keep a list of emergency numbers

Along with your entire essentials, you always hold a card with emergency numbers in your first aid kit. So, you can take action immediately, if the situation needs more than what you can handle.

Conclusion

Parents might not be doctors, but they should know what best for their baby and therefore, it is very much essential to take instant medical action in case of medical emergencies happen. That is why; it is highly recommended to have best baby first aid kit for your infant without even doctor’s prescription. Safeguard your child in any situation and be prepare for anything happens accidently.

Make Today Awesome

Make Today Awesome

I was going to write about some silly post I saw floating around on Facebook. We will just save that post for another day. Instead I will keep this short and sweet and take this time to say “Don’t forget to be awesome.”  Whether you are starting a new workout routine, choosing to eat healthy, being a sloth (don’t worry I don’t judge), staying home with the kids, going to a job, working from home, or whatever you are doing with your day; just be awesome. There is so much out there that pins mom against mom. We need to stand up and say “I am awesome and I will be the best mom I can be!” So take this day by storm and BE AWESOME!!!

Does my use of my time show what is important to me?

I am a mother of 3: a five-year old, a three-year old, and a four-month old.  Sometimes, I wonder where all my time goes.  I think most of it ends up in the hours of folding and putting away laundry.  As I try to figure out how to manage my time with a semi-new baby in the family, I often feel like I get nothing done.

Even though I feel like I have no time, my husband and I have found some hours in our busy schedules to coordinate Financial Peace University class.  In the class, participants learn about budgeting their money, making smart purchases, and saving for their futures.  This may seem like a whopping subject change, but there is a point.  When you make a budget, Dave Ramsey has you classify your spending to show you where you spend your money.  If you have never done it, I truly encourage you to do it.  It is eye-opening to see how much money you spend on food, eating out, and other frivolous expenses.  Dave talks about where you spend your money shows what your values are.  That is a powerful statement and so true. So I began to wonder: If where I spend my money is a powerful statement of what I value, can the same be said about my time?

Where do I spend my time?  I realized that too often I find myself getting caught in the trap of saying, “I don’t have time for that.” As I thought about it more, I realized that phrase was an excuse.  I have been given a set number of hours in my day. I can fill my day with doing things of value or waste them doing things that don’t matter.  When I said, “I don’t have time for that” what I really meant “That is not a priority to me.” Whether it be at this point in time, today, tomorrow, or ever.

My husband and I recently came up with a Top 5 list to help us think through a tough decision of where to live.  It’s the top 5 areas in our life that are the most important to us.   What were those top five things?  1. Financial Freedom 2. Family  3. Church 4. Friends 5. Cost of Living (A side note:  As a Christian woman, you think I should put God as number one, but part of the reason goes like this.  #3 is more of indication of our role in our church home factors in our life.  If we don’t have financial freedom and aren’t debt free, we will never get to enjoy our family like we want to.  We will never to give to our church like we want to.  We will never get to share in experiences with our friends like we want to.  God definitely has a presence in all of these parts.  God is not ranked as number 3.)

If these are the Top 5 things in my life that are important to me, then I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Facebook or playing Candy crush.  Even though I do admit I love those things and they may have their place in my life, they shouldn’t consume me.  Cleaning isn’t in my top five, although I do spend a lot of time doing it.  But I find myself telling my children, “I can do that after I finish this” or “I can’t do that right now” when they want me to do something for them or play with them.  I need to remember: My children are in my Top 5 not cleaning.  Maybe that revelation should tell me where I should spend my time.

While my kindergartener was at school this past week, my three-year old asked me if I would help him make a helicopter show.  I had three huge baskets of laundry staring me in the face with another two large hampers of dirty laundry waiting to be done.  I told him, “I would love to play, but mommy needs to take a shower first.”  (What was I telling him? Playing is not my priority.  Mommy’s cleanliness is.)  After my shower, I let the baby have some time on his play mat, and I focused all my attention on my three-year old.

This was the scene.  I was told we were going to make a helicopter show.  I was completely confused, as I had no clue as to what a helicopter show was or even looked like.  I decided to let go and let his imagination take me away.  I was given a very detailed explanation of where the blocks should go.

As the show started to take place this was the scene.

Does my use of my time show what is important to me?

And by the end, this was our creation.Does my use of my time show what is important to me?

What a blessing to be taken out of my rigidity of cleaning and housework to spend some time just playing. (I admit, though; I still felt guilty.)  I know it is important to play with my kids, but sometimes I get carried away with all the other things bombarding me in life that I forget what is really important.  I forget what means the most for me is where I should spend my time.

~Colleen

So my prayer for this week:

Dear God,

Help me to learn what is truly valuable to me.

Help to me to make time for things that are a priority to me.

Help me to find balance.

Thank you for the moments of imagination, creativity, and play.

Let me be a good steward of time so I can complete your good works.

In Jesus’ name we pray,