Mommy hack: Keep track of medicine doses easily
Once the school year begins it's only a matter of time before parents have to deal with a child who says they are too sick to go to school. If your child complains of a headache, he or she probably isn't faking, said Dr. Jennifer Caudle. She is an assistant professor of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J. According to Caulde, stress, lack of sleep or changes in diet can all contribute to headaches in children at the start of a new school year.
One of my biggest fear as a parent is giving my child too much medicine and of course no one wants to forget an important dosage of antibiotics. Shortly after having my second son, Charlie I came up with a quick and failsafe way to keep track of making sure I had given out the correct number of medicine dosages when the kids were sick. This mommy hack takes less than 30 seconds and will keep you from asking yourself "did I give him is meds today?"
Step one: Grab a sticker or piece of paper and tape or apply it to the medicine bottle.
Step two: Using a permanent marker write out how many days the meds will be given and how many times
Step three: Make a check next to each day and/or dosage given to the child
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