Heard of – “better safe than sorry” or “precaution is better than cure”? I have been able to comprehend the true meaning of these idioms, after my baby was born. It is every mom’s top most concern to keep her baby safe and out of harm’s way.
From my experience as a toddler mom, here are five things I think should never go out of stock at your home. You should never forget these when you are travelling with your baby.
#1 Diaper Rash Cream
Even though we are well aware of following the thumb rule of changing a soiled diaper immediately and a wet diaper every two hours, diaper rash in babies is unpredictable. While I was travelling with my almost one and half year old baby, I decided to skip the diaper rash cream, because rashes were now a rare phenomena. We reached the hotel room to realise he had terrible rashes. Getting a rash cream at the wee hours wasn’t easy. So, lesson learned! Whether at home or travelling, a diaper rash cream is a must to never run out of stock.
#2 Mosquito Repellent
Mosquitoes are present everywhere, especially outdoors. Hence, one must be aware of the significance of protection against mosquitoes. With the host of diseases like dengue, chikungunya, etc that they can spread, it is best to take best possible measures to protect our kids from them. I’ve realised that while we are stepping outdoors, Goodknight Fabric Roll-On is a must have. Just 4 dots of this 100% natural product on your child’s clothes, keeps away the pesky mosquitoes.
#3 Child First Aid Kit
As they grow from small innocent little infants to naughty toddlers and naughtier pre schoolers, they are bound to toddle into what looks like the safest piece of furniture or slip because of their own shoe lace. The one most significant thing we moms must have, is a first aid kit, with ointments, band aids, syringe and other important things that we may need.
Babies communicate in their own language and we may or may not be able to understand what they want to convey. Toddlers are able to express pain and the cause of their pain much better but have lesser endurance, which we obviously can not blame them for. Having medication for common discomforts handy at all times is a must. In my case, I stock a paracetamol, an antacid syrup and caladryl lotion – to supress excessive itching due to the bite allergy my son has. You could speak to your paediatrician and have your own list of must have medications.
#5 Baby Proofing items
If you think Baby proofing items are only meant until your baby is young, I’d say you would need them more as the baby grows. The inquisitive toddler minds, would dig into electrical sockets, would want to take every item out of cabinets they can access and would attract sharp edges. Having a deeper perspective of what could harm your child and proofing that corner of the house is a must! So if a knob falls off or a safety cushion wares out make sure you have a few of them handy.