Medicine Cabinet

Keeping these essentials in your medicine cabinet will help prepare you for the most common childhood illnesses and minor injuries:

  • Thermometer (digital rectal for infants under 6 months)
  • Medicine syringe or spoon with accurate measurements for age appropriate dosing
  • Band-Aids in a variety of sizes
  • Betadine or Epsom Salts
  • Ice pack
  • Cool mist humidifier
  • Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen in the age appropriate form
  • Antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergic reactions, hives, etc.
  • Age appropriate cold and cough medications
  • OTC triple antibiotic ointment
  • OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream (anti-itch cream)
  • Petroleum jelly

For infants:

  • Nasal saline and suction bulb
  • Diaper cream