With flu season just around the corner (and hello Covid!), we need to make sure our medicine cabinet is stocked full for not just our kiddos but also, ourselves.
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One of the worst times during Fall and Winter is when all the colds start hitting home. With our 4 kiddos, it seems as though someone always has some sort of sniffle and cough. It is just never-ending.
The one thing that makes it even harder is when the medicine you need, is not in your medicine cabinet. When you get woken up at 2am from a little one coughing and feverish and have nothing to soothe them with except your hugs and kisses. It is the worst.
I always try and make sure that our medicine container is stocked full and always make sure to keep a checklist of what we have, what we are running low on, and what we need to buy.
Everything you need in your medicine cabinet
– Pain & Fever Reducer
– Allergy medication (non-drowsy, nighttime, & allergy eye drops)
– Normal eye drops
– Calamine lotion and/or Hydrocortisone
– Cough Drops (both daytime and nighttime)
– Cold Medications (daytime and nighttime)
– Stomach medicine
– Heartburn medication
– Hand Sanitizer
For Children 2+
– Diaper Rash medication
*I highly suggest Organic Diaper Balm by Earth Mama* Our littlest one had a diaper rash that seemed ongoing for days and it was breaking our hearts because we tried so many other ones. HOURS after using this, it was already 50% better and by the next day, it was nearly gone. It was incredible!
– Pain & Fever Reliever
– Children’s allergy medicine
– Children’s electrolyte powder
– Children’s cough medication (daytime and nighttime)
– Children’s daytime and nighttime medication
*We have been using Hylands 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough for years and it is the only kind that has really worked for our kiddos!
– Children’s tummy ache medicine
*I always keep this on hand because all our kiddos tend to have dry skin, especially during those cold seasons, and this helps keep their skin hydrated and soft*
– Diaper Rash medications
– Infant Tylenol
*Make sure to check in with their pediatrician if your little one is running a fever*
– Nasal Bulb
– Gas relief medication
– Infant saline drops
– Electrolytes for infants
– Teething gel
Making sure your family is safe and prepared is key for helping kick out those nasty cases of flu and keeping them out. Keeping track of your medicine cabinet and your first aid kit is so incredibly important for when you need it the most.
Keeping a checklist of the medication you have on hand and the medication you are going to need is a huge step in keeping you and your family healthy during these times. Keeping track of the prescriptions each family member is using and when you need to order them again will help make sure that you never go without your medication which is so important.
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