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kids health staples

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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Hi, I was thinking of devoting one cabinet in my kitchen to health and sick day staples. Since I was choosen as an influencer and sent Children's Mucinex coupons I have stocked up and looking to add other items. So, please tell me what do you recommend as a STAPLE for our kids health.

So far I have:

Gummy vitamins
Acetaminophen
Children's Mucinex
Bandages
Crackers
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frndlyfn
by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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Canada dry ginger ale  or 7up  or gatorade/power ade for beverages.  Throat drops for sore throats/coughing . Ice packs that can be thrown in the freezer.  Cotton swabs and ointment.  Aloe.

new_mom808
by Andrea on Feb. 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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What a great idea! 

Elderberry syrup
Chewable Vitamin C

mhmomma
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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Honey (local)

probiotics ....keep refrigerated is best kind. 

LntLckrsCmQut
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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Quoting mhmomma:

Honey (local)

probiotics ....keep refrigerated is best kind. 

This... But we also have herbal teas for colds and I keep eucalyptus essential oil on hand for the humidifier.

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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Children's or Junior Motrin (or generic equivalent)

bebe_ju-rah
by Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Ibprophen (sp?)

A first aid kit (bandaids, neosporin, cold packs, gauze, etc)

Eye drops for conjunctivitis (OTC to hold them over til a dr's appt)

Cough drops

Crackers

Ginger Ale

Soup (we keep noodle soup handy for sick days)

Saline spray
Tissues





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by Vanessa on Feb. 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Great idea!  I have a drawer for medicine and we tend to buy things like crackers/gingerale/etc as needed.  We have a full stock of them right now due to everyone being sick last week.

PrincessZ20
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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Antibiotic ointment is the only one we keep on hand that hasn't been mentioned yet, I think :) 

new_mom808
by Andrea on Feb. 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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Quoting LntLckrsCmQut:


Quoting mhmomma:

Honey (local)

probiotics ....keep refrigerated is best kind. 

This... But we also have herbal teas for colds and I keep eucalyptus essential oil on hand for the humidifier.

 These are all great suggestions as well. We love eucaluptus oil in the bathtub for colds and such.
Oh, and a fever reducer like childrens tylenol.

SarahSuzyQ
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM
Ibuprofen. You can alternate acetaminophen every 2-3 hours for a fever, instead of waiting 4-6.
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