Wednesday, March 28, 2007

WFMW: Keeping Med Dosages Accurate

With two small and ever-growing kids, keeping track of which medicines and how much to give each one was getting to be a concern. Plus, many of the OTC medicines don't give dosages for children under two. So, I found this site on the web. And, the Dr. Sears Medicine Cabinet page has over 40 different name brand and generic children's medciines and their dosages based (more accurately) on their weight along with listing general recommended ages.

I copied and pasted the acetaminophen and Triminic Nighttime Cold medicine dosages into MS Excel, printed them out, and have them posted inside my bathroom vanity near the kids' meds. After each pediatrician run where one or both of the kids' weights are checked, I write that on this sheet as well so the next time one of them needs something, even at a eye-bleary, 3 am sick call, I can easily see how much to give the sick kiddo.

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Rona's Home Page said...

Very smart tip. I remember doing something similar when our son was younger.

Tater and Tot said...

Perfect idea! I'll make a copy and send to grandparents' houses, too! Thanks for sharing!

JenMom said...

Great tip! I received your e-mailo and have tried multiple times to reply and it keeps getting kicked back. Anyway, THANK YOU for your encouraging comments!!! Have a great day!