Drugstore Baby Medicines and Products

What baby medicines and products are available at your local drugstore? Pretty much everything you'll need to care for your little one. If you have the benefit of a 24-hour drugstore in your neighborhood, you'll never have to worry about running out of diapers, wipes or formula in the middle of the night. It's a good idea to locate the drug stores in your area before your baby is born, especially the ones that are open late at night. A benefit to buying baby products at the drugstore is that they often have a store brand, which can be cheaper than a name brand. Check the Sunday paper and the Internet for coupons too. Drugstores often have good deals on baby products. 

Feeding Essentials
If you're feeding your baby formula, the drugstore can be a great place to shop for it. Drugstores tend to carry several brands, including Enfamil, Nestle and Similac, and sizes to meet your needs. They have formula in the liquid concentrate form, as well as ready-to-use and powder.

Drugstores also have bottles and accessories necessary for both bottle and breastfeeding, if you pump. Brands include Avent, Born Free, Dr. Brown's, Evenflo, Gerber, Koolatron, Playtex, Sesame Workshop, The First Years and Wagi. Breastfeeding women can find pumps, nursing pads, breast milk storage bags and soothing cream for sore nipples.

When your baby is old enough to eat soft foods and drink from a sippy cup, the drugstore will have what you need. You can find tiny spoons perfect for little hands and mouths, and sippy cups with endless design and handle options. They also carry juice for babies and kids as well as baby food and bibs.

It seems that new parents never have enough diapers. With newborns using 8 to 12 diapers a day, it's a good idea to load up when you can. Drugstores carry sizes from newborn up, and popular varieties such as Pampers and Huggies as well as store brands. Most drugstores also have swim diapers for your trip to the pool or beach. When your baby is a little older and ready for training pants, your local drugstore has those too.
While you're stocking up on diapers, get some wipes too. Drugstores have everything from sensitive to scented.

Baby Health
A drugstore that's open late or all night can be a life-saver when your child wakes up with a fever. Drugstores are known for carrying medicine and other essentials when you're sick. They have thermometers, children's acetaminophen (both Tylenol and the store brands), cold and allergy medicines (check with your doctor to make sure it's okay for your child to take these) and gas and constipation relief, which can be beneficial for babies with colic.

Other baby health products that you can find at the drugstore include cotton balls, vitamins, medicine spoons and droppers, mouthwash, sun block, pacifiers and children's toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Baby Skin Products
You never know when diaper rash is going to strike, so it's best to be prepared with some diaper cream. Baby shampoo and bath soap, oil, lotion and baby powder are all good things to have on hand. Drugstores have all of these baby products, including major brands like Aquafor, Aveeno, Johnson's, Desitin, Balmex, Palmer's, A&D, Lansinoh and Gentle Naturals.

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