GLUM MUMMAS I Bathroom Cupboard Essentials


DURING the first year of their lives a baby gets up to 15 colds according to my lovely GP. Although it's totally normal because of their weak immune system it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Combine that with colic, teething and tummy bugs and it can feel like a never ending cycle of illness.

To make sure you're prepared for everything that comes your way make sure that your bathroom cupboard is well stocked with the following essentials, as recommended by mum-of-two Natasha Harding.


Where would we be without it? There was a call for action to make it taste horrible to babies as some mums are giving their children too much of it. We say, stand away from the Calpol - when faced with a fractious, poorly baby it is often the only salvation.


Colds generally begin in the nose and throat so if you can zap it early chances are you'll be able to ward off the dreaded lurgy. Although you can't use the spray on babies it's ideal for older children over the age of four - and also for mums, so you don't catch yet another cold from your little darling.

Nelsons Teetha

Teething is horrible for the whole family but Nelsons teething granules - a homeopathic remedy really seem to help. They simply dissolve in a baby's mouth to help provide instant pain relief.


The fact is your baby is going to get nappy rash at some point - and girls are more susceptible than boys. I swear by Bepanthen. Not only does it stop nappy rash in its track but if your little one is sore it clears it up immediately.

Rescue Remedy

Some days it all seems too much and when you're not sure what else to do for your tot then Rescue Remedy may save your bacon. It's a combination of five flower essences specially blended to give comfort from tough days. It can be used anytime, anywhere and is suitable for the whole family.

Skin Salvation

Eczema is horrible and sadly exacerbated by many of the chemicals found in many body washed and soaps. If your child gets dry skin and/or eczema you should give Skin Salvation a go. It's moisturising and soothing. I've used it on my son's eczema and Lexi's cheeks when they get sore from being outside in the wind.

By Natasha Harding

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