Baby Care

Pharmacists can help take the stress out of baby care

Welcoming a baby into the world can be an exciting, wonderful and rewarding time for any parent. It can also be hard work and stressful, especially when encountering common baby problems such as sleeping, feeding and common infant ailments.

Your pharmacist can provide advice and products to help you treat minor baby conditions such as nappy rash, eczema, cradle cap, constipation, pain and fever, rashes and teething.

Your pharmacist will be able to refer your child to a doctor if necessary, which is important as it can sometimes be difficult for parents to determine whether their baby requires medical attention. This is why pharmacies are a great first stop for all those questions new parents are worried about but unsure if a visit to their GP is necessary.

Your pharmacist is well placed to advise you about medicines that are safe and appropriate to give to your baby, as well as information on proper dosing and storage.

Pharmacy staff can advise you on everything from cleansers for your baby’s skin, to different kinds of ‘dummies’ (pacifiers), ways to manage teething, helping your baby sleep and feeding tips.

Some pharmacies may also run clinics that are staffed by registered nurses or midwives. Contact your local pharmacy for more details.

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