The Little Pharmacy for Babies and Children

When your child has a cold, a runny nose, or a little tummy ache, it's comforting to have a small pharmacy corner at home. Here are some essentials that will save the day and make your child feel better – and help you keep your calm!

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  1. Nasal Aspirator and Nasal Spray: Say goodbye to congestion with these superheroes! The nasal aspirator helps remove all the nasal congestion, giving your little one a well-deserved breather. Pair it with a child-friendly nasal spray to relieve congestion and ease breathing even more.

  2. Fever Thermometer: A reliable fever thermometer is a necessity for monitoring your child's body temperature. Choose a thermometer designed for use with infants and young children, ensuring you can get quick and accurate temperature readings.

  1. Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers: When your child is in pain, it's good to have over-the-counter pain relievers suitable for children on hand. Paracetamol is an example of a safe and effective medication for relieving pain and fever in children. Read the packaging carefully for the right dosage based on your child's age and weight.

  2. Bandages and Plasters: Minor cuts and scrapes are common for active children. Always have a selection of bandages and plasters in various sizes and materials to quickly address any injuries. Remember to clean the wound thoroughly before applying a bandage or plaster.

  1. Stomach Medicine: If your child has a stomachache or is experiencing temporary stomach discomfort, it's useful to have some form of stomach medicine for children in the little pharmacy. Always consult a doctor or pharmacist for the right recommendations and dosage based on your child's age and needs.

  2. Oral Rehydration Solution: In cases of diarrhea and vomiting, it's essential to replace lost fluids to prevent dehydration. Keep a pediatric oral rehydration solution on hand in the medicine cabinet to quickly provide your child with the right nutrition and fluids during illness.


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