P woke up with a raging fever last night at 1:30am. In the dead of night, and while half asleep, Willy and I had to scramble to find everything we needed to help her—-all while she cried her eyes out—-because nothing was where we thought it would be. The thermometer was in the downstairs bathroom, the medicine was in the upstairs bathroom, the medicine cup was in the kitchen…needless to say, it took us longer to help her than it should’ve, all because we weren’t organized.
First thing this morning I grabbed a basket and loaded it up with everything I’ve ever needed to help one of my kids in the middle of the night. I’m calling my basket the Midnight Medic. It’s now sitting on a shelf of the linen closet, ready for me or Willy to grab next time one of the kids gets sick. Why didn’t I think of this before???
My basket contains 3 types of things:
Medicine, tools, and comforts.
Medicine: Allergy medicine, children’s ibuprofen, infant ibuprofen (still in the box to avoid confusion with the child’s medicine), and children’s acetaminophen, each with their medicine cup/dropper
Tools: A bulb syringe, a medication syringe for babies, a rectal thermometer, an ear thermometer, an extra medicine cup, Boogie Wipes, and tissues
Comforts: Teething tablets, gas relief drops (with dropper), vapor rub, and an extra binky
Bring it on, kids, I’m ready for your next late-night illness. OK really, don’t bring it on. I’m in no rush to test out this basket, really.
What’s going in your Midnight Medic?