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When your little one is feeling under the weather, it’s nice to know that you’ve got some supplies at home to help them feel better and to keep them safe.

Your Guide to Baby Healthcare Essentials

Sniffles and sneezes come hand-in-hand with having a child, and we all get poorly from time to time.

When your little one is feeling under the weather, it’s nice to know that you’ve got some supplies at home to help them feel better and to keep them safe.

To help you out, we’ve pulled together a list of top tips and Tommee Tippee baby care essentials…

Family First Aid Kid

No matter how careful you are, all little ones will have a bump or a graze at some point, so it’s important to have a first aid kit handy, just in case.

In the UK, paediatric first aid kits are widely available to buy from pharmacies. They should be BS 8599-1 compliant and usually contain information specific to infant and child first aid with details on how to treat injuries.

Infant & Child First Aid Training

Another thing to consider is baby first aid. Taking part in an infant first aid course is a great way to gain confidence and reassure yourself that you’ll know how to cope with an injury or emergency should one occur. 

  • The British Red Cross’ Baby and Child First Aid app provides simple, easy-to-learn skills to help a baby or child in a first aid emergency.
  • Available all over the UK, NCT’s infant first aid course helps parents learn how to cope with an injury or emergency, and raises much needed funds.
  • St John Ambulance’s child and baby first aid course “is ideal for those who want to learn about the different protocols to follow for child and infant first aid and CPR. On the course you'll find out what to do when initially faced with an emergency and how to react when dealing with the common bumps and bruises sustained by children and infants”.

Nasal Aspirator

From birth to one year, babies breathe exclusively through their nose. During this time, they’re unable to blow their nose themselves (they don’t often learn how to until they’re around two years old), so it’s important to relive any congestion to keep them comfortable using a nasal aspirator.

With a gentle sucking action, our battery-powered nasal aspirator removes any congestion from their nose in seconds, improving your baby’s breathing immediately. 

Designed to be used again and again as your baby grows, it comes with three interchangeable tips (pink for 0-3 months, blue for 3-12 months, and orange for 12 months and up) that’re made from super soft silicone.   

Nail File

Your little one’s nails may be teeny tiny, but they’re surprisingly sharp!

Designed for use on tiny fingers and toes from birth, our simple-to-use baby nail trimmer means that it is super easy to keep your little one’s nails neat, and their delicate skin free from scratches and scrapes – all without the need for tricky scissors!

You can tailor the speed and direction of the trimmer’s rotation so that you’re totally in control, and it has three gentle baby-friendly files, plus three more that you can use on your nails.

No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

Taking your baby’s temperature can be notoriously tricky, but with our no-touch forehead thermometer, the whole process is as fuss-free as possible. It stores 25 readings so you can monitor your little one’s temperature over time, and provides an accurate reading in just two minutes!

It’s good to note that the normal temperature for babies and children is about 36.4°C, but this can vary slightly from child to child. A high temperature is 38°C or more, and our thermometer has a fever warning (three short beeps, followed by one long beep) so you know for sure if your baby has a fever.

Bath & Room Thermometer

Bath time is so much fun, and you want to know that your baby stays safe as they splash about.

The optimum temperature for you baby’s bath water is body temperature (between 36.5°C and 38°C) and that’s where our star-shaped bath and room thermometer comes in!

In the bath, it floats on the surface between the bubbles so you can keep an eye on the water’s temperature, and it lights up red when the water temperature is above 39°C and too hot.

It’s not only quick and easy to use, but versatile, too! Simply dry it off after bath time and pop it in your little one’s room to keep an eye on the temperature as they snooze.

Essential Baby Healthcare Kit

Perfect for trips away or when your little one is staying overnight with friends or family, our portable healthcare kit contains nine essential items to look after your baby. Inside there’s…

  • A digital oral thermometer
  • A baby brush & comb
  • Baby scissors
  • Baby nail clippers
  • 2 emery boards
  • A toothbrush
  • A manual nasal aspirator