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#1 of 18 Old 12-19-2010, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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 For the baby? Another post on possibly over medicating got me courious what do you all have around to "medicate" or treat. I don't like using a lot of medication I'd rather the body use its own defenses and of course the powers of breastmilk but we do have..

 

1) ear thermometer

2) nasal assprator (the blue suckie monster)

3) saline

4) baby vicks

5) infants advil (when baby hits 103 I give a reducer)

6) destin

7) little tummys gas drops

 

This is pretty much it my baby wears an amber necklace and so far we haven't needed more than that (9 months) and so far no precription drugs have been needed. When shes was an infant she had silent reflux but thankfully we were able to controll it with a bit of maylox supreme and the little tummies and after about 4 months she out grew it.

 

So whats in your medicine cabinet?

 

 

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Thermometer

Baby Vicks

Dye free generic ibuprofen for when the teething gets to be too much

Hyland's colic tabs

Saline for nose

Nasal aspirator

All purpose, fabulous healing salve that I put on cuts as well as diaper area

 

That's about it!


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We only have a homeopathic kit. 

I also have olbas oil (which is to help with breathing if one has a stuffed nose) - that is for all the family as well as my children. 

 

I use breastmilk for a lot of things. 


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I use breastmilk for a lot of things. 

 

totaly us too. I wish the olbas oil worked for us but for some reason it triggers my oldest DD asthma but it doesn't bother mine.

 

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All purpose, fabulous healing salve that I put on cuts as well as diaper area

ohh can I ask what it is? My oldest suffers from excema and just general skin irritation from our hot AZ sun and DH works a lot in the garden and gets those little cuts and bites on him... RIght now we use some CJ butter for the skin irritations and it works prety well but it burns my Cecilia when her excema flares..

 

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~baby tylenol liquid and suppositories (DS hates the drops but doesn't seem to mind getting a suppository shrug.gif)

~homeopathic teething remedy and other homeopathic remedies suggested by our pediatrician

~thermometer

~nasal aspirator

~nasal spray

~lavender oil (recommended by pedi to use topically for chest congestion)

~untreated wool 

~vitamin D drops

~calendula baby cream


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Teething tablets & gel

chest rub (haven't used it), Earth Baby brand I think?

generic infant ibuprofen

children's echinacea (for 1yr+)

thermometer

Vit D3 drops (he's 19mo, what age would others give this to an infant?)

 

I think that's it.


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Elephant nose aspirator (which ends up being a toy quite a bit here)

Lavender chest balm (I use for my 3 year old, haven't used on babe)

2 kinds of organic, locally made diaper balm

Teething stuff (the liquid homeopathic one)

Calm drops (haven't used, got as a gift..)

Lavender vanilla massage oil and calming spray

 

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- dye free unflavored infant tylenol

- nosefrida

- california babies zinc diaper rash cream

- grapeseed oil (massage)

- gentian violet (thrush, didn't work)

- nystatin (thrush, didn't work. sigh.)

- zantac (reflux, did work!)

- rectal thermometer


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All purpose, fabulous healing salve that I put on cuts as well as diaper area

ohh can I ask what it is? My oldest suffers from excema and just general skin irritation from our hot AZ sun and DH works a lot in the garden and gets those little cuts and bites on him... RIght now we use some CJ butter for the skin irritations and it works prety well but it burns my Cecilia when her excema flares..

 

Deanna


 

Yep! It's Arizona local too (I am in Tucson). smile.gif It works fabulously on me and my Cecilia as well!

 

http://www.kuumbamade.com/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=17&pg=1

 

It's the "herbal healing salve."


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Saline spray

nosefrida

Essential oils (I think we diffused peppermint the one time DS had a fever, it seemed to help)

baby vicks

breastmilk

I have some sort of diaper ointment I like. It doesn't have zinc oxide in it.

 

But that is about it.  oh, we do have teething tablets and gas drops but rarely use either.


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children's Benadryl

infant's tylenol

Hyland's teething gel

some homeopathic cold remedy sold at the local drug store

Rescue remedy

Deep Immune (herbal stuff)

nose sucky thing. lol


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Nasal aspirator.

CJ's BUTTer

 

Yep, that's it. I do have some herbs and medications for the rest of us, but none of either that I'd give to the baby.

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Thermometer

snot sucker

diaper cream

breastmilk - aka Mama's medicine chest


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Nosefrida

thermometer

breast milk

calendula diaper cream (rarely used)

saline drops (although I usually use BM with a sterile dropper)


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We've got a thermometer somewhere. 

Nasal aspirator

I've got some Baby Orajel around that I used once

Aveeno diaper cream


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All purpose, fabulous healing salve that I put on cuts as well as diaper area

ohh can I ask what it is? My oldest suffers from excema and just general skin irritation from our hot AZ sun and DH works a lot in the garden and gets those little cuts and bites on him... RIght now we use some CJ butter for the skin irritations and it works prety well but it burns my Cecilia when her excema flares..

 

Deanna


 

Yep! It's Arizona local too (I am in Tucson). smile.gif It works fabulously on me and my Cecilia as well!

 

http://www.kuumbamade.com/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=17&pg=1

 

It's the "herbal healing salve."


Awsome thanks Mama! I'm in Tucson at time my DH is from there (we Lived there before we moved here). I'll deffiently look into it.

 

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Thermometer, nose sucker, generic infant tylenol, homeopathic colic and teething meds, california baby cold  & flu bath (it's like olbas, but in soap form- have used only once, but it got the snot flowing!), we also have homeopathic tabs for all sorts of things if he gets them- for a baby, i would crush pellets between two spoons and add a few drops of water.


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