A few nights ago Lucas was unusually tired so I put him to bed an hour early, simply because I couldn’t keep him up any longer. He woke up often throughout the night and I believe he was dehydrated from the day. He felt really warm to me, and he did have a little fever, but nothing above 100 degrees. He slept in bed with us, drank water throughout the night, and woke up feeling back to normal.
During this short time, several people suggested giving him tylenol if his fever got high. People also suggested popsicles or juice to give him some fluids. My husband and I felt pretty ridiculous that we didn’t have any of those products on hand. No tylenol, he doesn’t’ drink juice, no toddler medicine. We have a thermometer (and I don’t even know if it’s a good one!) and…. that’s about it.
We’ve been lucky enough to never need anything besides Hylands teething tablets. But, this still got me thinking that there are probably several things that we should have on hand “just in case.”
What are your must have products for your baby/toddler in your first aid kit or medicine cabinet? What about other things that might make a sick child feel better?