How to Organize Your Kids' Medications, Supplements + First Aid #MyLittleRemedies - Behind the Camera and Dreaming

How to Organize Your Kids' Medications, Supplements + First Aid #MyLittleRemedies

Monday, April 25, 2016


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A few weeks ago I shared a post (read it here - I'll wait) about how we organize our kitchen cabinet that holds a lot of our baby needs. It's also known as the breakfast cabinet and the medicine cabinet. Since I didn't get to show you all the details in that post, I thought I'd follow it up with this one since I recently reorganized and CLEANED out our baby and child medication bin for our kitchen cabinet. 

Here's a super easy way to organize your children's medications that makes them  easy to find and safely stored away from their reach! 

1. Choose where to store medications.


Choosing the go-to spot might be difficult, but choosing a spot in an upper cabinet in the kitchen, bathroom or pantry not only insures you can clearly see it but that our little ones have no way of getting to it without you pulling it down from the cabinet! So, make sure you choose a bin or basket that easy to get from a higher shelf and is not too heavy. These bins cost $1 and are super light weight. I have had them for over a year now and they can be washed in the sink with soap and water! 

2. Create clearly marked labels. 

If labels are not clearly marked what a medication is for, put it into a ziploc bag and stick a label on that says that medication's use. Sometimes the boxes get thrown away or spilled on, so this is a great way to keep medications separate and their use clearly marked. 




3. Label your most commonly used medications with dosage. 


For infants, most medications are based on weight/age and your pediatrician will recommend the right dose for your child or they most likely will have it listed on their website for medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Knowing that dose right away when a fever spikes is priceless to me and most of all if there is someone else caring for my children.
I just use ziploc bags and a standard label. This would be much fancier if I'd printed labels but hand writing works fine too. I also add the child's name on OTC medications that are specifically for them. Since my two boys are 1 and 4, pain and fever reducers are different, so I make sure they are clearly labeled! 



4. Dispose of all expired medication regularly.

This will really keep your bin from getting messy and over flowing with boxes and bottles! Every couple of months, just pull it down and clean it out! Also, throw away some of those syringes and cups. We have a habit of letting those pile up, so just match them up with the medication they are used for and keep a few extra but not too many or you'll start finding them in the bottom of your dishwasher and garbage disposal... I speak from experience. 

5. Keep a few regularly used items stocked. 


Without going overboard, we do keep a few regularly used items in stock for the occasional tummy ache, TEETHING, vitamins, and of course bug bites and owies! While I was at Target recently, I added a new first aid kit that we will be able to grab and go with this summer (antiseptic, bandages, and a few other items). 


and some of the new Little Remedies® Probiotic Plus Electrolytes packets for my littlest who could use a little extra support after a season of illness. It is  Dietary Supplement for babies and little ones to support digestive health and maintain hydration. Little Remedies® Probiotic Plus Electrolytes contains 5 billion active cultures of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, which helps support immune function and has no artificial flavors, artificial dyes, parabens. 

Right now when you buy 1 Little Remedies product , you can get a $5 Target Gift Card  (4/24 through 5/14). You can find this product and other Little Remedies® in the Digestive section at Target. They are not in the baby section by the way! 




Tell me what you are doing to organize your life this Spring and find more great reasons to love the new Little Remedies® Probiotic Plus Electrolytes here




*These statement have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor, just sharing what we are doing in our family as with any post related to health and wellness on Behind the Camera and Dreaming! 


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1 comments

  1. I need to follow your example and do this to my medicine cabinet. It is such chaos I can't find anything in it! -client

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