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Everything You Need in Your Baby’s First Aid Kit & Why

You would think that by the time I had my third kid I’d know all the baby products I really needed. Right? I mean, as far as the big-ticket items (like a car seat and a crib) went, I was sorted. I had stacks of soft blankets, enough diapers and wipes to see us through the first several weeks, and onesies and sleep suits in a range of sizes. What more could a new mom (and her tiny new human) need? Well, it turns out…quite a lot. There are plenty of items that are absolutely essential for new parents, but because they don’t necessarily scream “baby” we completely forget to buy them (in bulk, no less). From stamps to batteries, there are quite a few purchases you don’t want to be making after the fact of birth — you know, while your stitches are still healing.

What I’d missed on my list? It was a baby first kit aid — I guess with five other kids in the house, I just assumed we had all the illness and injury bases covered. But babies have quite different health needs than older children, as well as much smaller body parts that sometimes need their own special bits and pieces.

Of course, every tot comes with their own particular health needs, whether it’s a constant stream of snot or gums that just won’t give them a break. You’ll need to tailor your baby’s first aid kit accordingly. But these products are a pretty good place to start.

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