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stocking up: should I buy Twinlab infant vitamin drops, myclion gas drops, and dye-free infant...

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Trying to make sure essentials are ready at home....What do you think of these products? The vit drops would be due to the need for vitamin D in infants--do you agree with that?  The gas drops would be for comfort/colic, and the tylenol for an emergency fever....Are you going to have these or similar products on hand...?

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I remember getting these things for DS after he was born, so you might want to have them available before the birth. Your post actually reminded me I only have child medicine at home and nothing for infants! I'm not sure about the responses you will get here, but I'm sure there are some natural suggestions from some moms. I tried the vit D but had to do it in the tub because it was messy and stained things. I never used gas drops but I think we just lucked out to not need them. The Tylenol I liked having just in case, especially because my son ended up getting tons of ear infections (he ended up having tubes twice) and his teething really seemed to hurt.
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I got some infant saline nose drops because our indoor air has been so dry from running the heat. Everyone in my family has their own bottle and they have been getting a lot of use so I figured new baby would need some too. 

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I did get the baby his own bottle of nasal saline. We all tend to be snuffly and I have no reason to think he won't be the same. I'll probably get vitamin D at some point. Mylicon only if he seems to be in need of it. We used it for a little while with our daughter. Studies say it's no better than placebo, but if we gave it to her after a feed she was dandy and if we forgot she was miserable, so maybe it works for some and not for others. We couldn't "bicycle" her legs to help get the gas out because she was in a hip harness. I've already got some little kid Tylenol, and it's all the same concentration these days, so I can figure out the right amount for baby if need be. I actually know of a place that still has the more concentrated stuff behind the counter. I meant to pick some up, but forgot, but maybe next time I'm out there I'll get a bottle.  

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