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Hi! I live in Japan and am expecting my first baby in October. What is in your medicine cabinet? I will need to order most stuff from the states, so I want to be prepared.<br>
TIA,<br>
Kathryn
 

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I try to have on hand at all times (and some of these things would not be appropriate for an infant, but a older baby/toddler):<br>
Hyland's Homeopathic Kit (contains basic remedies for common ailments)<br>
Rescue Remedy<br>
Liquid Echinacea by Herbs for Kids<br>
Chewable Vitamin C<br>
"Cold and Flu" remedy by Natra-Bio, this can be given to 4 months and up!<br>
Acidophilus-chewable<br>
Calendula or similar salve for bumps and bruises<br><br>
That is pretty much it! Hope it helps.
 

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Rescue Remedy<br>
Arnica<br>
Lavender Essential Oil<br>
Tea Tree Essential Oil<br>
Vitamin C<br>
Acidophilous<br>
 

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Wanted to add homeopathic Chamomilla.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Simethicone (Mylicon drops) for gas<br>
Gripe water (alcohol-free) for tummy troubles<br>
Infant Tylenol for teething pains (not for fevers)<br>
Grapefruit seed extract<br>
Gentian violet (both of these for yeast/thrush)
 

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For infant:<br><br>
Weleda's Calendula Cream for diaper rash.<br>
Homeopathic Chamomila (for teething)<br>
Echinacia (for myself in times of need for lowering a fever via bm)<br><br>
For 12 months +:<br><br>
Calendula cream for boo boos<br>
Echinacia for kids<br>
Various homeopathics (bought as needed) kit would be great!<br>
Probiotics<br>
Liquid Acidophilus<br>
Sodium Ascorbate<br>
Rescue Remedy<br>
Tea Tree Oil
 

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I'll add to the list, Lavender essential oil for bugs bites ( used straight on the bite) and burns (mixed in a carrier oil)
 

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Mona, I've used GSE to combat yeast/thrush, although I have read it has a lot of other uses as well. For yeast, it can be used (diluted) in the baby's mouth, sprayed on the diaper area, and on mom's breasts. It's an antifungal/antimicrobial agent.<br><br><a href="http://www.drjaygordon.com/bf/thrush.htm" target="_blank">http://www.drjaygordon.com/bf/thrush.htm</a>
 

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Rescue Remedy is from Bach's Flower Essences. It is used to calm the emotions and is in an alcohol base. Even tho it is only 4 small tiny drops placed on or under the tongue, I wouldn't use it for a child under 2, but maybe for yourself in low times...I use it when I am feeling frazzled and can really feel the difference. Not sure where to buy it online.
 

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you can buy Bach's here:<a href="http://www.thenaturalmama.com/bach.htm" target="_blank">http://www.thenaturalmama.com/bach.htm</a><br><br>
In our cabinet we have:<br>
Arnica<br>
Weleda wound care cream<br>
Aloe Vera<br>
Tea tree, lavender, tangerine, clary sage and wild chamomile essential oils<br>
Carrier oil<br>
Cord care powder for drying umbilical cord or any other wound in need of drying and to be kept infection free (gentlemoon.com)<br>
Grapefruit seed extract<br>
Saline nasal spray<br>
Home made resistance booster spray<br>
Desert Essence baby lotion<br>
Stoney Creek Farms lip balm<br>
Home meade overtired and cranky sprtiz<br>
Weleda diaper rash ointment<br>
Hylands teething tablets<br>
Sweet oil use in ear for infections<br>
Hydrogen peroxide<br>
Droppers<br>
Bach's Rescue Remedy<br>
Smooth Transitions (gentlemoon.com)<br>
After Pain tincture (gentlemoon.com)<br>
Tri-light herbals:<br>
Anti-dia tribe<br>
Throat Coat<br>
Sinus Minus<br>
Scout Out<br>
White Willow and Feverfew<br>
Wild cherry coffaway<br><br>
Also consider:<br>
Gripe water (non-alcocholic get it here:<a href="http://www.attachedmamas.com/products/gripe.html" target="_blank">http://www.attachedmamas.com/products/gripe.html</a>)<br>
Eucalyptus essential oil for use during colds and flu in humidifier or in a steam bath<br>
Herbal poultices, sitz baths and the like for momma's botom look at Unique Baby boutique and gentlemoon
 

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mamaof2- what are in your Home made overtired and cranky sprtiz and Home made resistance booster spray?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I can't take the credit for these recipes, my friend Kym posted them on another board, but here they are:<br><br>
Overtired and cranky spritz:<br>
1c. rosewater<br>
6-12 drops Chamomile essential oil<br>
6-12 drops french Lavender essential oil<br>
4-8 drops Sweet Orange or Tangerine essential oil<br>
2-4 drops Clary Sage essential oil<br><br>
Resistance Booster Spritz:<br>
1/2 c spring or distilled water (bottled works too)<br>
6 drops Tea Tree essential oil<br>
6 drops Lavender essential oil<br><br>
A few bonus recipes from other friends:<br><br>
Cold/flu comfort spritz:<br>
1/2 c spring or distilled water<br>
6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil<br>
6 drops Douglas Fir essentail oil<br><br>
Romantic massage oil (or place a mixture of the oils into a bath or make a lotion)<br>
1 oz carrier oil<br>
4 drops Sandalwood essential oil<br>
10 drops Jasmine essential oil<br>
4 drops Ylang-Ylang essential oil<br><br>
Baby Wipes:<br>
2 c bottled or distilled water<br>
1 drop Tea Tree essential oil<br>
2 drops Lavender essential oil<br>
1/2 tsp. baby shampoo or baby wash (love Dessert Essence)<br>
1 tsp. Almond or Calendula oil (I have been using my carrier oil its a blend of avacado, jojoba and grapeseed oils)<br>
add a touch of Aloe Vera if the baby is looking rashy or if you just want the extra touch<br>
*safe for newborn skin*
 

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Thanks for posting that mamaof2.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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