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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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xxshelbyxxx
by Scarlet begonias on May. 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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Well there's a difference between giving someone else's child medication without asking the parents first or being pre-authorized to give them these meds, rather than giving them meds after the parents told you it's ok.

If the parents said yes- then duh its ok. If you've never discussed this with the parents then no you shouldn't give them meds/


Quoting momoftwo0406:

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?

cupcake_mom
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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I baby sit my God son 5 days a week. He is a semi sickly child. He got step a lot and ear infections. So his mom would send his meds and i would give them as she directed. If he got sick or got a fever hear or if he was teething and seemed to hurt then i would let her know and ask if she wanted me to give him something. I think that if the parents have the trust and have an understanding that you can give this and this for these reasons but anything else ask i don't see a problem with it
dalbax2
by Gold Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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As long as you are checking w/ the parents first I see no problems w/ it. None of GM's business as long as the mom is okay w/ it.

blondieinva80
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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I wouldn't have a problem with it. My babysitter has been signed off by state,so she is allowed to and will instead of calling me everytime.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM

We rarely use meds so, no I wouldn't want anyone else to "stock up" for my kid. If my child needs meds, they'll get them before or after they're with you.

mommaponch
by Gold Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I'm not Jessy, but I feel the same as her.  I almost never medicate my children.  Unless my children are sick, they don't get meds, maybe a little tylenol right before bed for a super bad teething day.  But that is super rare.  I have 4 kids and I have to throw meds away from expiration before they're empty. 

It would concern me that for a small child that doesn't live with you, you go through enough motrin that you needed to go replace the bottle.

Quoting momoftwo0406:

Every time? I have him 3-5 days a week and normally over night at least 3 days a week since he was 2 weeks old. I see him more then his own mom. I mean his day care calls me when they need something not his mom.

Quoting Jessy613:

No, I would expect them to ask me first.


 

ADC2005
by Bronze Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

it depends on who the person is and how much I trust them

lovemymini
by Emerald Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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Only family members are allowed to give my son medications. 99% of the time they call me first. I went out and bought items I prefer (Tylenol, Motrin, thermometer ect ect) for each house and made a care box for everyone that keeps him over night. Inside it has instructions, insurance info, doctor info, hospital preference, medications, band aids, wound cleansers, emergency numbers ect. Works out well for us.

tel4him
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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If the mother is ok with it, I don't think it matters WHAT anyone else thinks about it.  If it were my child, I would just make sure the other person knew what dose to give and had the number for poison control in case of an accidental overdose.

RobinBright
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

If I didn't trust someone to use good judgment with medication, I wouldn't leave my kiddos with them.  I've never had an issue with anyone medicating them in a way I wasn't comfortable with.

I can't see any reason for a prescription to be given without my knowledge/instructions... where would a prescription come from if I hadn't taken the kid to the doctor and left the medication with the sitter, right?  That seems like a no-brainer : )   As for OTC stuff, I totally trust our sitters' judgment.  Everyone we leave the boys with knows them well and knows how we choose to handle things like fevers, allergies, asthma symptoms, etc.  

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