New Moms' FAQs

Infant-Care Basics

Make sure you have these supplies on hand.

  • Zinc oxide or a petroleum-based diaper ointment
  • Baby wipes
  • Burp cloths
  • Baby-size nail emery board
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Baby lotion
  • Mild, fragrance-free liquid cleanser
  • Infant thermometer (rectal is best)
  • Infant liquid pain reliever
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Electrolyte solution
  • An oral syringe or dropper to administer medicine
  • A bulb syringe to clean your baby's nose

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