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Medications? Persciption or OTC?

I have my godson a lot so I have all medications I would need for a two year. Well his grandmother heard his mom and I talking about how I just got him more teething tablets and Motrin. She had a HUGE fit about how no one should ever be allowed to give someone else's kids meds.

I feel like if I trust someone with my kids then They should be able to give them any medications my kids may need.

So how do you feel? Is it ok or not?

Small edit:
I have him 3-5 days a week and over night at least 3 days a week and have since he was 2 weeks old. His daycare calls me before mom. I keep clothes, meds, toys, and everything else he could need here. Her mother is aware of all this and for whatever reason decided to throw a fit.

Ok I keep getting asked why I have him so much so I will add that here. 3-5 days a week was the original plan when he was 2 weeks old. Mom is on and off drugs. Unstable, bounces from man to man, crack house to crack house. I now have him 24/7. She comes once a week or so to see him. She has never taken him to the doctor, she has never cared for him when he was sick, she has picked him up from day 2 or 3 times (he has been there since he was 9 weeks). I get like $200-500 a month (sometimes) from mom to cover cost. Mom gets WIC so I use that she only renews it but I don't think she has ever uses her WIC. I would love to adopt him but I'm currently only asking for guardianship because I'm afraid if I ask for adoption she will take him and run off. This way I can limit her taking him anywhere till she is "better". I would love for her to turn her life around and have him full time but I don't see that happening. Her family has nothing to do with him and his father could be anyone. Hope that clears some things up :)
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by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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MelanieMans
by Sapphire Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM
If I trust them and didn't have any with me, I don't see the big deal
xtwistedxlovex
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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Eh...not a fan. DS is never babysat for that long, especially when sick, and I don't want any doubt or confusion as to what, when, or how much he was last given.

BTW, I think you should read this regarding the teething tablets: http://healthyliving.blog.ocregister.com/2010/10/25/fda-warns-about-belladonna-in-teething-tablets/24974/
LadyAmaranth
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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If I trust them with my kids than I'll trust them to give proper meds.

And as for amounts and such...Im either going to write down how much a child can have or trust the person can read the bottle instructions.

~Hillarie~
Mama to 3 Joyfully Chaotic Sons

MichelleSw
by CoolStory on May. 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM

If she is with someone and on meds then they can. I trust them enough to keep her so I trust their judgment in general. I keep my godchild who has Noonan's Syndrome and I have to give her a LOAD of different meds, fiber, vitamins, and so on. 

laura_simss
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:19 AM

No! I do not give my children medication (unless it is ordered by a doctor) and I would be furious if someone else gave them something. 

KMadsen
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

No. Ask first unless I bring the medicine over & say "she can have _________ if _______ is bothering her." The only thing I even give her is teething tablets.

md3mom
by Bronze Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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I wouldn't give a blanket approval. I would expect to be contacted before anyone gave my child medication. What if my child had recently started another medication that would interact with the medication they were giving? There is no way to know it's safe unless the person who's watching the child checks with the parents first.
disneymom2two
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

I'd expect them to ask me first.  

momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM
It's not all just for teething I just needed to replace those to things at the same time. I don't think Morton and teething tablets are out of line for teething. This kid always runs fevers when his teeth bother him.

Quoting christina0607:

Well I do....but I would question and loose trust in someone wanting to give so much for simple teething. 

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malibucj
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I would not like that. The only time anyone else should ever give a child medicine is if the parent saids it is okay. I would be furious if someone else gave my child medication.

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