This DIY Baby Medicine Kit Gift is simple to put together and SO useful for new and experienced moms! I love buying adorable outfits for baby showers (because those are hard to pass up!) but more recently I decided to try and give a gift that ALL new parents need, but not everyone thinks about.
What medicine should I have on hand for a newborn?
The first time your new baby gets sick is scary. Trying to figure out how to help your baby, if you need to go to the doctor, what medicine your baby can take etc etc can feel overwhelming. This Baby Medicine Kit Gift helps to take a little bit of the stress off of new parents by supplying them with baby medicine and supplies that they will need so they are ready to help baby.
This DIY Baby Medicine Kit Gift is super easy to put together and I’m providing you with all of the free printable tags to make it fast and cute! I checked prices at Wal-mart and Target and these prices on Amazon are as good or BETTER.
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What supplies do you need for a baby? Look below and find out the essentials I’ve had on hand for my five babies.
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DIY Baby Medicine Kit Essentials
Small three drawer plastic cabinet– THIS is the EXACT size you need to use with my FREE PRINTABLE drawer labels and Medicine Tracker!! Grab them here for a great price (and know you have the correct size!) This is the perfect size to fit baby medicine essentials and isn’t so big that it will take up your whole bathroom cabinet or hall closet.
Infant Tylenol An essential for when the baby is teething/has a fever
Infant Motrin Babies can’t use this until they are over six months, but once they can it works great if your doctor tells you to alternate fever medications.
Baby Vaporub When baby is super congested I like to rub some of this on their chest (or toes!) to help them unclog.
Nose Frieda– This is a genius invention although it kinda grosses some people out. It is a special straw device that you use to suck the baby’s mucus out of their nose. (Don’t worry, there is a blocker so it won’t get in your mouth!!) I only had this for my last baby but it works really well!
Baby Saline Drops-These saline drops are essential for the Nose Frieda Drops and actually help a lot just on their own when baby is congested. The drops loosen up the mucus.
Baby Gas Drops Gas Drops are absolute lifesavers when baby is fussing with a gassy tummy (which happens a lot their first few months!)
Baby Diaper Cream There are a million different brands to choose from but with my five babies I always came back to Desitin. It works great!
Avery Labels You can print the labels for this DIY Baby Medicine Kit directly onto these Avery labels. It makes it super simple!
Dry Erase Marker with eraser Tie this to the baby medicine kit so new mom and dad can write what medicine has been administered.
I also used my handy dandy laminator to make the free printable medicine tracker erasable and reusable. I think everyone needs to have one of these any way. 😉
How to assemble the DIY Baby Medicine Kit
First, you need to sign up for my Free Gift Printables Library below. You’ll print off both the Medicine Tracker and the drawer labels. If you don’t want to buy labels, you can print the drawer labels on normal paper and just tape them to the drawers. I promise the labels are so easy though! You need to purchase Avery Labels 18160 and just print the pdf file directly onto those, then peel and stick!
Next, you attach the labels, tape on the (laminated) medicine tracker, and using ribbon, tie the dry erase marker on the back of the drawers. Add the medicine and you are done!
This DIY Baby Medicine Cabinet is my go-to for a useful, adorable and SIMPLE baby shower gift! It makes a wonderful gift for new moms, and moms with older kids (because you don’t always have new baby medicine on hand!).
Do you know new parents that could use a baby medicine cabinet?
If you are looking for some Big Ticket Gifts tha would be great for baby (or older kids) check out this post of Big Ticket Gift Ideas For Kids (and the best age to buy them).