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Checklist: Baby's Medicine Cabinet

Be prepared for all of baby's scratches, sneezes, and sniffles.

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Be prepared for all of baby's scratches, sneezes, and sniffles.

Use this guide to stock your medicine chest, and you'll be prepared for all of baby's minor aches and illnesses. Always discuss medications and treatments with your pediatrician before giving to baby. (Items with a * are must-haves.)


[  ] Baby nail clippers or blunt scissors*

[  ] Cotton balls (don’t use swabs to clean baby’s nose or ears)


[  ] Baby thermometer*


[  ] Bulb syringe/nasal aspirator


[  ] Medicine dropper or spoon with measurements


[  ] Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze (for circumcision care)*


[  ] Infant acetaminophen


[  ] Antibiotic cream


[  ] Saline nasal drops


[  ] Baby gas drops


[  ] Disinfecting hand soap (for you)


By Paula Kashtan