As a parent we always want to make sure we are prepared for anything when it comes to our kids. So, I wanted to share this great list of 10 must have items for every parent’s medicine cabinet.
10 Must Have Items For Every Parent’s Medicine Cabinet!
When I first had kids I found THE best Doctor. I absolutely loved him, he has since retired. But, he delivered 1 of our kids and took care of our entire family. I love a family Doctor as opposed to a pediatrician and so on. I like that the family Doctor knows the family so they can sometimes trace what caused an issue.
Once I thought I was pregnant, and went in for a test and it was negative. I asked the Doctor about it because I was 3 months late. He said “Dian, your Father just died, your Husband is ill, and you have 3 kids. There is plenty of reasons for you not to be regular right now.” He was right, everything soon returned to normal. But, he knew my family and it was just comforting to me to be able to have one Doctor for all of us.
When I first started seeing him, he gave me a small book that he wrote for his patients. It was just care instructions he gave often to parents, so he compiled them and they stapled them together with a little copy machine printed cover.
I LOVED that book, it was full of things to help you know what to do for any common sicknesses that arise with kids and when to call him. He was very much into “preventative care”. He wanted to make sure you didn’t need him! In fact, at one point his office stopped taking insurance because he said the companies wouldn’t allow him to treat patients well.
Anyway, here’s his list of 10 things your medicine cabinet should have in it, if you have children:
1. Adhesive bandages
2. Digital Thermometer
3. DimetappTM, TriaminicTM (orange colored), PediaCare Cough-Cold syrup or a similar product
4. Hydrocortisone cream (1/2 percent)
5. Ipecac syrup
6. NeosporinTM or triple antibiotic ointment
7. Sweet oil or olive oil
8. TylenolTM (Acetaminophen) drops or liquid
9. AdvilTM or MotrinTM (Ibuprofen) drops or liquid
10. Benadryl drops or liquid
What’s in your medicine cabinet? What else do you think of as a must have for your medicine cabinet?