Surviving a weekend with sick children: products you need to make it happen 


It all started on Thursday when my baby developed a really high fever. I saw that 103.8 and immediately called the on-call pediatrician, who worked her in the schedule for the following morning. We promptly canceled our travel plans and made plans to stay right here.It turned out to be just a yucky virus, which she was over by Saturday….which is when my oldest daughter came down with the range virus. Ugh.

That being said, there are several products this mama can’t do without when our kiddos are sick. Most of these are probably things you already use, but I thought I’d share them in case someone out there might be new to motherhood and wondering where to begin.

1. Summer Infant 3-in-one Thermometer

This thing is so awesome. We got this as a shower gift when our five year old was born. It has an attachment for a rectal thermometer, an oral thermometer and an underarm thermometer. The display glows red when your child has a fever and it also has a memory where you can store temperature readings.

2. Children’s ibuprofen and acetaminophen dosage charts

I also received one of these once as a shower gift and it’s been one of my most used gifts by far. You can find tons of these charts online, but your local pharmacy has them as well. Our local Walgreens has them. When looking at the doses, make sure you go by your child’s weight rather than age. For example, my oldest is tiny for her age,  so the dosage for a five year old is too much for her. As always, consult with your pediatrician to verify correct dosage.

3. Johnsons Vapor Bath 


You can’t use Baby Rub or Vick’s on your baby, but you can use this awesome vapor bath to help clear those stuffy noses

4. Boogie Wipes

And speaking of stuffy noses, Boogie Wipes are the best thing ever. I even use these on my five year old and myself. They smell good and they don’t shred the skin on your nose like tissues.

5. Boo boo Bunnies

If your kids are like mine, good luck getting them to keep that cold washcloth or cold pack on their foreheads. This cute and fairly easy DIY bunny cold pack usually helps. My kiddo is more likely to hold this on her forehead than a regular cold pack or cool rag.
6. Fever reducing medications

And of course, don’t forget your fever reducers.

I hope these suggestions help. If you have any ideas that would be great additions to this list, feel free to comment below. Thank you so much!!

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  1. Love the Boogie Wipes and bunny idea. I may have to pick up a pack of Boogie Wipes for our family too since my youngest son always complaining about using tissues.

  2. Awww, my sister and I had a boo boo bunny when we were little. 🙂 I love the thermometer! I haven’t seen that one but it looks way better than what I have! Thanks for these suggestions and glad your little ones are feeling better!

  3. My list would be pretty similar, but I would include a snot sucker and a diffuser to diffuser essential oils to help (depending on baby’s age of course.

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