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New born product essentials

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user1489171349 Sun 19-Mar-17 08:35:11

Hello, what products( for example moisturiser,baby oil, medicines) did you find helpful?

AnguaResurgam Sun 19-Mar-17 08:37:57

Plain olive oil was the single most useful (later added drops of lavender). I preferred vegetable to mineral!

Sudocrem.

Only medicines as prescribed (or OTC as recommended by HCP) for the newborn period.

Helenluvsrob Sun 19-Mar-17 08:41:57

None !

Maybe gripe water or coiled for colic but actually after dc. 3 in pretty sure the unsettled screaming evenings / cluster feeding etc are just what happens and they do grow out of it eventually.

All the colic " things to do " are probably treating parents more than baby as knowing you have done something rather than have " nothing you can do to help " takes your stress levels down !

ILikeSalmon Sun 19-Mar-17 10:54:59

Water wipes (see Amazon)

They now say don't use baby wipes for 6 weeks but water wipes are allowed.
Otherwise they tell you to use boiled cooled water and cotton wool which would be a huge faff

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