Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Daily Medicine Chart Every Mom Should Have

This free printable daily medicine chart is a must have for moms.



It's one of the parenting milestones you don't look forward to. Your first visit to the ER. Ours happened this week when my son spiked a fever at 6:00 in the evening, right before a major snowstorm. Our doctor suggested taking him directly to the emergency room, where he was well cared for and we were thankfully able to go home before the snow hit with his fever lowered and a course of medication for the next 10 days. I called to update my mom on the drive home and the first thing she said after knowing he was OK was, "don't forget to make the chart."

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Keep track of your kids' medication with this free printable medicine chart! It's a must have for moms when dealing with sick days - perfect for kids with allergies too. Stay safe and protect your family with one central spot to record all your daily medicine needs

A daily medicine chart is a mom's best friend when she has a sick child. When your kids are sick, your mom brain is in overdrive - you're often sleep deprived, worried, and if your house is like mine, you have more than one child down with the bug at the same time. You need help keeping all of their medications straight so that you make sure they are getting what they need when they need it. And that's where the chart comes in.

The first thing my mom, a registered nurse, did when we were sick was put a chart on the refrigerator to keep track of all our medication. She didn't want to leave anything to chance to make sure we got each dose as needed. As I was sorting out our prescriptions after this trip to the ER I decided to create a daily medicine chart that I could have ready whenever we needed it. And I'm offering it here as a free printable for your family too!

The Daily Medicine Chart Every Mom Should Have

Please note: this photo is for demonstration only. Consult with your doctor for dosage information before giving medication to your child.
This daily medicine chart has everything you need to track your child's medication by day for a full week. It's easy to use and you can customize it to fit your family's needs.

Start with a list of your child's medications - the name, dosage, instructions, and any specific notes. Then you'll find a box for each day's doses - write the name of the medication on the left then use the blank boxes to fill in the time each dose is given. Or, if it is easier, you can write when each dose is due and cross it off when you give it. Use it in the way that works best for you. You can also "X" out any extra boxes if you like.

There is also a box for you to write down important numbers - your child's doctor, your pharmacy, and any other numbers that are useful to have at your fingertips.

This daily medicine chart is perfect to share with other caregivers as well so that there is one central place to record your child's medication and no confusion as to whether or when they received each dose.

To get your free printable daily medicine chart, simply click the Get It Now Button below.


Sick Day Sanity Savers

When your kids are sick, you can't help but worry. But you can keep it under control with my 5 tips for a stress free sick day - read more here.

And you can keep those germs from spreading with some deep cleaning - read all my cleaning tips & tricks here.

And finally, if you need some quiet ways to entertain your kids while they are on the mend, you can try these free interactive story apps.

We also love sick day movie time! Try an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial for tons of awesome kids entertainment or check out some of our favorites below.


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