Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Organizing kid's medicine...

Why is it that our children's symptoms always strike in the middle of the night? I can't count the number of times I've had to frantically search my cupboards, in the dark, looking for Tylenol to ease the pain of teething or treat a fever. Up until now, I had kept all of our kid's medicine in a small travel bag. This worked well for tossing in a suitcase, but was not ideal for quick access at home. I decided that with a growing collection of lotions and potions, it was time for an upgraded system!

I started by picking up this tackle box at Canadian Tire. I gathered all of our kid's medication into one spot and tossed anything that wasn't being used or had expired. I was happy to see that everything fit nicely into the box, including measuring spoons and droppers, with room for anything else we may need to add!
In order to save more night time frustration I printed up a fever chart and a dosage chart for Infant and Children's Tylenol as well as the Advil drops... my eyes can never focus on the small print at 3:00 am! 
I attached the 4 charts with a ring clip and tucked them into a little pocket, made from paper and tape, on the top of the storage box.

 I'm hopeful that the worst of cold and flu season is behind us, but poor Henry has some pretty 
swollen looking gums that will keep us up in the night's ahead... wish me luck!

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  1. Nice to have the meds organized and handy for Henry's little red gums, good luck with the nights while he is teething...

  2. Great idea, Leanne! I'm always rummaging through the shoe box we keep our kid meds in (up on a high shelf), and, like you, can't focus my eyes to read those little dosage charts in the middle of the night. Thanks!

  3. Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing. I've pinned this one. :)

  4. What a great idea. I wish I had this around when my kiddos were smaller. Pinning for any future ones ;)