This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FeverAll. All opinions are 100% mine.
When Bella was 2 weeks old one morning she slept way past those two hours, new moms know exactly what I mean, and as a first-time mom, I got very worried. I checked her breathing and checked it again until I finally woke her up to find my sweet newborn burning up. She had a 103 fever and I was devastated. The first thing hospitals tell you before leaving is to watch out for fevers and if a temperature goes above 100.04 call the doctor immediately.
You can find Bella’s birth story here but I was just getting over all the trauma of her birth and yet, Lester and I found ourselves calling her doctor to have her checked. He saw her immediately and sent us straight to the children’s hospital! To this day I remember that horrendous call to my husband, as he was already at work, getting my precious newborn in the car and thinking about what now, and all the things I needed from home and still in pain from my C-section.
After many tests, including a spinal tap and 4 days of being pumped with medicine we left the hospital without a diagnosis.
She just had a little bug and if you are a parent you know this happens often.
Many times we are told to go home and treat the symptoms so we must always be prepared. Being prepared is the golden rule of parenting
Probably the reason we overpack everywhere we go and why our diaper bags are always heavy, and with flu season around the corner, there are a few things to always keep in our medicine cabinet or container at all times!
- Good Quality Thermometer. I’ve been here many times. Using the regular thermometer in those baby safety kits and waiting minutes after minutes! There are many brands out there but our recommendation is to find any forehead or ear thermometer and keep it high! My oldest loves playing with them!
- Keep medicine handy! Make a little to-go baggie and have your medicine always close and very easy to find!
- Use Feverall. We recently found Feverall and can’t believe it took us this long! No more having to worry about giving her the correct dose especially for babies under 1. FeverAll Infants’ Strength Acetaminophen Suppositories also has fewer inactive ingredients than other popular fever reducers, so it is a win in my book. You can find yours at your local Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and more. Click here to find the store closest to you.
- Band-its. My girls need bandages all the time! I say we probably go through a box every two weeks!
- Humidifier. Humidifier not only helps in the cold and flu season but during allergies and it helps reduce nose bleeds which in our house happen often due to our Texas weather!
What do you have in your medicine cabinet?
You can use FeverAll Infants’ Strength Suppositories as directed per package instruction. Intended for children 6-36 months of age. Speak to your child’s healthcare provider for specific fever or dosage questions.