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First Aid Kit for Baby

Infant/Child Thermometer (Rectal, Digital or Ear)
Infants' non-aspirin liquid pain reliever (Children's Tylenol or Advil - as recommended by your pediatrician)
An oral syringe or calibrated cup or spoon for administering medicines
Vaseline (for lubricating rectal thermometers)
Rubbing alcohol (to clean thermometers, tweezers and scissors)
Hydrogen peroxide (to clean cuts and scrapes)
Antibacterial cream (i.e. Neosporin)for cuts and scrapes
Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream for insect bites and rashes
An assortment of band-aids in various sizes and shapes (cartoon characters can really help take the sting out of a boo-boo)
Sterilized cotton balls and cotton tipped swabs
Nasal aspirator bulb (not the long, pointy ear syringe)
Diaper rash cream with zinc oxide
Baby scissors and mini nail clippers
Hot water bottle and ice pack
Teething gel
Activated charcoal in case of accidental poisoning - keep this on hand, but do not use without first calling the local poison control center or your pediatrician
First aid manual (one that is easy to read with step-by-step instructions)

Telephone numbers for the following (secure these inside your kit)
Poison Control Center
Local police, fire station and rescue squad
Your two closest neighbors in case you need immediate assistance, such as help to care for an older child or a ride to the hospital (keep updated)

Items to Keep On Hand
A pair of sharp scissors
Mild liquid soap
Diaper wipes

Additional Items to Keep Handy
Gauze rolls (1/2 to 2 inches wide)
Gauze pads (2x2 and 4x4 inches)



Featured Sites:

Cord Blood Registry
March of Dimes
Susan G. Komen

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