Last week I asked for a few ideas for blog posts. This was one of them and I thought it was a great idea. Some might think because I have 4 kids I have a medicine box that covers pretty much every eventuality. Well I think the opposite is true actually, I have learnt what is necessary and what not, so I actually have a pretty small medicine box.
So what are my must have items in my medicine box.
Smecta. This is for runny tummies and it is literally goes everywhere with me. It is in a powder form and comes in little sachets so it is easy to pop into nappy and hand bags. It doesn’t really taste too nice so keep a syringe with it but it works the best.
Valoid suppositories and tablets. My kids (all of them) are vomiters, so I even have a sheet of valoid tablets in my car. We have over the years tried various syrups but the suppositories are the only way to treat vomiting.
Pain and fever meds. I don’t have a particular brand but generally use Stopayne and now with Baby R we have added a bottle of Calpol to the mix. If you have nothing else in your box, have something for fevers. You child is never going to get a temp at a convenient time, it usually happens just after your doctor has closed, in the middle of the night or a Sunday afternoon.
Tonsilitis tissue salts. If my kids get sick it will be tonsils, so I keep a bottle of these tissue salts and for the most part it does stop anything major developing.
And that is pretty much it. I have at, times had more medicines in the box but honestly I just end up throwing a lot out because they are past their use by date. So now I keep it to the things I know we are likely to use.
What is in your medicine box?
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