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5 Must Have Things You Should Have For Your Infant

Varishu Pant
0 to 1 years

Created by Varishu Pant
Updated on Jul 01, 2019

Reviewed by Expert panel

Have you ever thought that there are like a million things that you could have done right in baby shopping if you had a cheat sheet from the experts? Parenting is not simple at all. When you become parents for the first time, you feel like getting anything and everything for your little bundle of joy. You can call it the enthusiasm of being parents or simply wanting to fulfill your baby’s every need.

But to put it right, your infant does not need everything that is mentioned on a baby store registry list. Well, let’s not toil around. In this post, we are going to share some of the most crucial purchases that you must make for your infant. 


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What are the must-have items for an infant? Trust us, your baby is going to need everything that we say:

#1. Diaper Rash Cream

Does our opening recommendation seem meaningful and relatable?

Since your baby wears a diaper all or most of the time, rashes are unavoidable. You can invest in any brand of baby diapers. Irrespective of what they claim that their diapers are made of super-soft cotton and they will bring no harm to the skin of your infant, every product fails to give 100% protection against the rash. 

In simple words, rashes are unavoidable and your baby is going to need a diaper rash cream. Now, there are two types of creams available on the market. One is that you can apply before putting on the diaper and the other is for post-treatment. 

There are numerous diaper rash creams that you can find online. Just make sure to pick an organic one which is made of 100% natural ingredients. Also, it is best to consult your doctor rather than picking any rash cream from over the counter at the nearest drugstore. 


#2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a mammoth of benefits for the babies. This oil is still unknown to many mothers as they prefer using almond and other oils to massage their babies. We would like to familiarize you with some of the benefits of coconut oil:

  • Deeply Nourished Skin: Coconut oil has a rich content of essential fatty acid and proteins. Since baby’s skin is fresh, thin, and produces less moisturizing oils, coconut oil seems to provide nourishment to the top-most layer. On external application, you can also expect other advantages such as hydration and prevention against water loss in the body. 

  • Extremely Relaxing: Massage with coconut oil is highly relaxing for the babies. If you find your baby agitated and wants to soothe them up then try coconut oil massage, followed by a nice bath. It will relax the infant and put them to sleep. 

  • Soothe Teething Pain: During the teething period, babies tend to lose sleep and act cranky. You can apply coconut oil straight on their gums which will relieve your baby from the discomfort and might also soothe inflammation. Apply it for 10 - 20 minutes before rinsing with water. 


#3. Thermometer

If you find your baby’s body warming up, what is the first thing that you would want to do? In such conditions, you will need a thermometer to immediately check their body temperature and ensure if they are alright. 

Not every time you can rush to a doctor. A thermometer is a handy device that you must have at home. In fact, we will suggest that whenever you are traveling with your baby, make sure to carry it along without missing. 

Babies are fragile and have lower immunity. They usually catch infections due to a change in weather or so. In the case of traveling, not just keep the apparatus ready also contact your doctor to recommend some mild medicine, in case your baby needs it. 


#4. Asafoetida

Aching tummy, bad digestion, these all are very common with the infants. Asafoetida is an Asian remedy against all these concerns. It helps in curing stomach aches, promote digestion, improves oral health, boosts the appetite, treats colic aches, boosts immunity, etc. 

While oral consumption of Asafoetida is not highly recommended by the doctors for the babies, you can make a paste of it and apply on the aching area. Once your child is 10 months or more in age, you can introduce it in their diet in a very small quantity. 


#5. Mosquito Repellent 

Lastly, you should always have a mosquito repellent around in the house or in your bag while you travel. These creams come in handy to protect those little hands and feet from mosquito stings. Make sure that you buy high-quality mosquito repellents from a safe and dependable brand. 


These are some of the common things that you must-have for your baby. If you are still waiting for your baby to arrive, learn these essential things as they are going to be of great use to you.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Jun 28, 2018

very useful video. thanks for sharing.

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| Jul 01, 2019

i liked the information

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| Sep 05, 2019

very useful information

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