How to Prepare a Medicine Cabinet for a Child's Care

Two Methods:What you'll needPrepare

Caring for a child when unprepared can be challenging. Here is how to clean a medicine cabinet, stock it up and make it easy to sort through.

Method 1
What you'll need

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    Buy all of the following:
    • 1 tub of ear buds
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    • Several boxes plasters (at least one box of small size plasters, one box of medium plasters and one box of large plasters)
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    • 1 large bottle of Calpol or similar paracetamol based fluid syrups
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    • 5 or so medicine spoons
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    • 1 large bottle of Ibuprofen based syrup
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    • 1 Bottle of Chesty Cough syrup (children's formulation, of course)
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    • 1 Bottle of Dry Cough Syrup (again, in children's formulation)
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    • 4 or 5 flannels
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    • 1 - 2 bags of your child's favourite sweets (optional)
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    • Any medicines particular to your child
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    • At least 1 packet of antiseptic wipes
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    • 1 - 3 boxes of bandages
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    Cleaning Supplies and Procedure
    • 1 lemon
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    • 2 tubs of baking soda
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    • Some dried thyme
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Method 2
Prepare

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    Juice the lemon. Pour all of the juice into a bowl.
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    Add 4 teaspoons of baking soda. (It will froth: be careful).
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    Add a sprinkle of thyme, a splash of water. Mix.
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    Carefully wipe around your chosen cupboard to remove any filth or smell. Pay special attention to each corner.
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    Wipe off, or wash off.
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    Arrange all bottles in one area.
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    Put a slip of cardboard next to that, wrapped in clingfilm or foil to keep it waterproof.
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    Arrange all boxes next to this.
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    Place another slip of protected cardboard next to this.
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    Place all tubs next to this.
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    Place another slip of protected cardboard next to this.
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    Place the baking soda, flannels and sweets in the empty space there (the sweets are for after a nasty medicine).
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    One anything has been used up, replace it as soon as possible.
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    If you spill something, clean it in the same was as before.

Tips

  • Keep some sort of fruit syrup in there that isn't medicinal but useful for constipation due to lack of fruits and vegetables.

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