Expectant parents have many things to consider before they welcome their little bundle of joy home for the first time. They must design a nursery, baby-proof the house, determine parenting rules, and, last but not least, ensure they have everything their little one needs for the first days and weeks of life.
A baby shower is meant to take some pressure from new parents. It is the opportunity for friends and family to offer gifts, most of which parents add to a registry in the early days of pregnancy — typically around 12 weeks.
Unfortunately, many expectant parents forget to place some essentials or good-to-haves on the registry. Most parents remember diapers, wipes, bottles, bibs, and burp cloths, but they may forget newborn and infant remedies.
Little ones have nutritional and developmental needs. Many babies don't get enough vitamin D in the early stages of life, or they may deal with stomach discomfort or gas associated with colic. Certified organic remedies from Wellements can help, and insightful friends may see the need for certain products and bundles, even if they aren't on the official registry.
Vitamin D Drops
Parents should keep babies younger than six months out of direct sunlight. Since the sun is the most effective way to get vitamin D, a little one needs supplementation. A typical fortified formula has vitamin D, but breast milk may not contain enough.
Vitamin D is necessary to absorb phosphorus and calcium, the primary components of healthy and strong bones. A vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets — a weakening and softening of the bones.
Wellements Organic Vitamin D Drops are free from dyes, alcohol, parabens, and unnecessary preservatives. A little one gets their recommended daily dose from a single drop.
Baby Tooth Oil
On average, little ones develop their first teeth between six and 12 months. Around this time, parents may notice their baby drooling, coughing, crying, or fussing more. Some babies may even refuse to eat because of their sore gums.
Parents can use techniques to soothe their little ones: teething toys, refrigerated toys, cold food or drinks, or gum massage. A gum massage with organic baby tooth oil is also a soothing option.
Wellements Organic Baby Tooth Oil is for little ones four months and older. It is benzocaine- and belladonna-free. Parents can apply the oil with a clean fingertip up to six times daily.
Organic Gripe Water
A liquid remedy of various herbs, gripe water, is a centuries-old drink that soothes gas, stomach discomfort, fussiness, hiccups, and colic. Parents can use the drink in combination with tummy time, abdominal massage, or leg bicycling — alternative gas relief strategies.
Wellements Organic Gripe Water comes in two formulas, standard and nighttime. The standard option is suitable for newborns, and the nighttime remedy is for one month-plus.
Baby Chest & Foot Rub
Babies can sometimes have a hard time settling down. Some scents and essential oils, such as lavender and eucalyptus, can help soothe little ones. Lavender has calming and soothing properties, which may help encourage sleep or calm fussiness. Eucalyptus is an expectorant that can ease respiratory congestion, ideal in colder months.
Wellements Chest & Foot Rub contains each oil and other beneficial organic ingredients. The product is suitable for infants three months and older.
The Newborn Bundle
For a savvy friend who really wants to make an impression, Wellements Newborn Bundle has every remedy and supplement expectant parents could need for their little one. The bundle includes the following:
- Gripe Water (regular and nighttime)
- Baby tooth oil
- Chest and foot rub
- Vitamin D drops
- All-purpose balm
- Snail swaddle blanket
Insightful friends can look beyond typical baby registry items to find what new expectant parents might forget. Wellements organic remedies and supplements promote health and well-being for the tiniest humans and the planet.