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It’s no secret- my household is sick ALL. THE. TIME. Since the twins started preschool, the sicknesses have been non-stop. And, they are sick again. I can’t even imagine what life is going to be like during the thick of winter, when it’s cold out and peak of cold/flu season! I’m praying that by the time it’s actually winter, all of our immune systems will be so built up that we won’t even get sick. But I’m going to be realistic and say that probably won’t be the case. I also know that my poor kiddos and I will have terribly dry, cracked skin thanks to eczema and the frigid winters we experience in Indiana. I’ve listed a few of my medicine cabinet must haves for winter, so that you are prepared for the season, too!
This is my most recent Walmart haul. The poor kids got another sickness, and I ran out from the last sickness we had. These are the number one things I’d suggest having on hand at all times, because you never know when you are going to need it!
I have a few recommendations for thermometers:
We actually own all three (Not that you need more than one- but when you have one in each medicine cabinet, it makes life easier)! The Kinsa is pretty neat, because there is an app that goes along with the thermometer. Every scan you take gets sent to the app, and logged. That way you don’t have to write down temperatures!
Germs are EVERYWHERE. These individually packaged hand wipes are great to keep in your medicine cabinet, but also purse, diaper bag and in your car. Not only do they clean, they kill germs – yay for dual purpose! Also, use these on the grocery carts before shopping!
It’s a common misconception that Motrin and Tylenol are the same thing. But they aren’t! I think it’s always good to have Tylenol on hand, since that can be used on young babies. Once a baby is 6 months old, that is when Motrin can be used. Always check with your physician regarding dosage! Also, be sure you grab the correct types of Tylenol and Motrin. There is a different concentration in infant’s medication versus children.
Vaseline is a great multipurpose medicine cabinet must-have. Put it on chapped noses, chapped lips, cracked skin and even on rectal thermometers when checking rectal temperatures in young infants.
Check out more must-haves below:
What are your medicine cabinet must-haves for winter?