Back to School for Moms

The Back to School 'Sick Kit" Every Mom Needs

runny noseBack to school time brings on a lot of things: homework, extra-curricular activities, and plenty of infectious illnesses. You know the ones -- nasty colds, flus, stomach bugs. The most prepared moms are well ahead of the diagnoses and have every thing they need to get their kid on the road to feeling better. You can too. Take a look at the perfect "sick kit." It's everything you should keep on hand for those inevitable ailments.

  1. A vapor rub This will quickly relieve a stuffy nose.
  2. Fever reducer Some children respond best to ibuprofen, while acetaminophen works well for others. Keep both on hand.
  3. Saline nose spray or drops I have a mommy friend who swears by this. She uses it on her child every day and says that is why he never gets a cold.
  4. Fever gel pads Much less messy than a wet rag to the forehead. And they come is such cool, kid-friendly designs.
  5. Honey To soothe irritated throats.
  6. Popsicles When a fever has your child grumpy and sweating, this treat is a nice cool down.
  7. Vitamins A daily vitamin could be one of your best defenses against all the cold germs that will be passed around on every doorknob, monkey bar, and swing. 
  8. A good thermometer. My personal favorite is the one that takes the temp via the ear. It can easily be done while your child sleeps. 
  9. Medicine dropper If your son is anything like mind, he runs as soon as he sees that little medicine cup. A dropper is much easier to get the medicine actually in his mouth without a lot of spillage.
  10. Humidifier When that first cold your flu hits, you will need this. You don't want to have to call friends and neighbors in the middle of the night in search of one to borrow.

What other items should be in a mom's "sick kit?"


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socal... socalmommy13

Alot of lysol wipes,for little hands!

peanu... peanuts1971

chicken noodle soup, fruit juices,  johnson and johnson vapor bath, light weight pj's or clothing that is comfortable, movies and quite activities to help keep children down instead of up runnin around

Elizabeth Lesslie Stephenson

EVERY MOM NEEDS TO INVEST IN THESE!!! Monk Wipes, available on Amazon. The only wipe that kills the stomache virus. CLOROX AND LYSOL WIPES DO NOT!! Google it. For real. Lysol spray and Monk wipes will help keep your family as healthy as possible, and clorox clean up---DONT TRUST GROCERY STORE DISINFECTANT WIPES!!! That is all.

mrswi... mrswillie

Disinfectant, benadryl, nyquil

godde... goddess99

Lysol, pain killers, juice, vitamins

dusky... dusky_rose

This is a pretty good list!

sukainah sukainah

That's a good list!  I have most of them, but no honey or popsicles.  My youngest has a cold now, but no fever, just a stuffy nose, sneezing and a little cough.  He still have lots of energy.  But I give them daily vitamins and try to give him fruit he'll eat for vitamin C.

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