Babies are (very) unpredictable and sometimes gripes, tummy troubles and achy little gums kick in at 2 am – aka, not our dream time for an errand. When baby hurts, we hurt too. So, stock up and keep on hand these new baby essentials for the first 6 months.
1. Gripe Water Original & Gripe Water Night Time
There’s a reason Gripe Water has been our #1 bestseller for over 20 years – actually, there are three reasons...gas, colic, and fussiness. All those calmed tiny tummies can’t be wrong. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water soothes and relieves with organic fennel and ginger, a combination that’s been used for ages to calm colicky babies.* Gripe Water Night Time adds chamomile, lemon balm and passionflower to the mix, nudging baby to sleep by soothing discomfort and inviting a restful night's sleep*. “A must-have for every new mom! Your Night Time Gripe Water will be included in every baby shower gift from now on. This stuff is fabulous.”- Melody. Mom and Awesome Baby Shower Gift-Giver.
2. Gum Massage Gel
Tender sore gums call for tender loving care in a mild, sweet vanilla and chamomile organic gel for day or a comforting organic lemon balm and passionflower gel for night. Just a drop on your finger of Organic Little Gums Massage Gel to sweetly massage away baby’s tenderness and put a smile where a frown used to be. “These gels were a life-saver...this stuff works great!” Latisha – Mom, and Gum Massage guru.
3. Multivitamin + Iron
Even the best-fed baby can benefit from a thoughtful multivitamin. Just one serving of our Baby Multivitamin + Iron is high in iron for immune support and healthy development,* plus provides 100% daily values of vitamins C, D3, E, B1, B2, and B6, so you never have to doubt your newborn’s nourishment.
4. Digital Thermometer
… Not the forehead kind. It’s recommended that parents take their kiddo’s temperature rectally until the age of three, for the most accurate results. Of course, clean the end with rubbing alcohol or soap and water before and after every use.
5. Petroleum Jelly
Nervous about the whole rectal thermometer thing? Apply a dab of petroleum jelly to the tip of the thermometer to make it easy to insert. Petroleum jelly is also a top-notch baby-friendly moisturizer, great for keeping scrapes, dry skin, and diaper rash well-lubricated, which speeds healing.
6. Cool-Mist Humidifier
The cool, moist air from a humidifier helps to gently thin out nose-stuffing gunk, making it one of the safest and most natural ways to ease congestion. (Warm-air humidifiers work, too, but steam can cause burns, so it’s best to avoid those around newborns.)
7. Saline Nasal Drops
Unlike steroid nasal sprays that grown-ups may use to tackle drippy allergy-infested noses, babies only need a med-free saline nasal solution, like our Saline Drops. The saltwater solution dilutes nasal mucus, in a safe and gentle way to relieve congestion.
8. Nasal Aspirator
Since stuffed-up infants can’t blow their teeny noses yet, you’ll want to gently suction out mucus buildup with a soft nasal aspirator (AKA bulb syringe). A couple of quick squeezes can help your congested baby breathe more easily. (If you’re using nasal drops, use the aspirator afterward, so you can suck out any loosened snot.)
Stay Prepared! - Stock Baby Essentials
Keep these new baby essentials handy so you don’t run out! Prepare for the fussiest before they happen and you may never go to the drugstore in your bathrobe again. You got this mama!
This site is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. Please consult your physician or other health-care professional.