I discovered something recently that made my life easier as mom and made life easier for my baby. I wanted to share because it is convenient and affordable.
It is school season and we’ve found that whenever school starts up, regardless of your choice of education, sickness runs rampant.
And this year was no different. We recently started up our new school year and although most of our time is spent learning and studying at home, we have joined a co-op and homeschool group that put us around many other kids. It’s just a blast to learn with fellow homeschoolers and friends.
But, this year my baby was in a nursery for the first time so I could assist in the classes. As you might suspect, three days later, he got sick with a fever.
I hate sickness – not just because it makes my baby miserable, makes me miserable, and makes Alex miserable, but especially because it very often spreads like wildfire to the other five kids.
I also hate having to administer medication of any kind. I get frustrated that there are not many seemingly safer options for a baby with a higher fever. Often the default is acetaminophen with the result of a huge struggle to get baby to take and swallow the liquid, only to have him spit out what seems like most of it in the end.
I’ve never won the liquid acetaminophen battle…even with six kids now to practice on. They usually win. But I never give more because I don’t want to over-medicate as I really have no idea how much of the medicine they actually received. The whole process seems pointless.
As a parent, you may or may not have experienced the same frustrations.
Fevers scare me. It seems like a delicate balance between the fever doing its job (as one doctor counseled me) and getting dangerously high.
But the sickness this year was especially frustrating because I had finally recovered from a two month bout of bronchitis, was finally feeling good and sleeping well – just to have my baby get sick.
Well, for this round, I found something new: FeverAll.
Have you heard of it?
Well, what makes this unique is that it is a rectal suppository available in three strengths for children from 6 months to 12 years of age. That means you can get the exact dosage administered without it bothering or irritating baby and certainly not fighting to make sure baby swallows all of the medication. It is also the only acetaminophen product with dosage instructions for babies as young as six months.
When my kids get fevers, I monitor them closely. A fever is technically at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a rectal thermometer has proven to provide the most accurate reading. So taking a temperature this way is most accurate and thus providing medication when the fever gets to that scary point (as determined by you and your doctor) the same route, administering via rectal suppository, is also the most effective.
I happened to stock-up on it (a couple of boxes) for “in case” we needed them when I got a good deal on them and was glad I did because when the fever got to the point I was uncomfortable with letting it carry on naturally, I didn’t have to take him to the store to grab meds, nor did I have to find someone to watch or wait for dad to come home so I could avoid taking him out. I could give it right when I needed it and not allow the fever to become even scarier.
Once I gave my fussy baby his medicine while changing his diaper (and him not even noticing), we were snuggling up together in no time, my favorite part of my kids being sick. 😉
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I have stocked up on over-the-counter meds for many years. Yes, I do end up throwing some out, but when I can get pennies on the dollar prices compared to running now when I need it, I ultimately save a ton of money. Plus, it is so, so convenient to head to my storage in the basement when someone is not feeling well and needs an extra push and grabbing something I have on hand to do so has really made life much easier.
When I taught coupon classes, I told people my trick to having a drugstore in my house for pennies on the dollar – I especially did this at Walgreens, which is a great place to save money with the combined savings for FeverAll. It’s basically by combining coupons with a sale with the store rewards and store coupons. I’ve done the same for diapers and wipes and for many foods in the past too. I encourage you to that when you are using coupons and catching the rock bottom sale, I grab those items to have on hand. I have a medicine cabinet at home due to my deal sleuthing (especially playing the drugstore game). I love having it on hand and this case proved to be one!
Also, another great way to have some on hand is on Amazon. The prices are the lowest and it is an “add-on” item, meaning you get the great prices when you meet the $25 order minimum – and then you can have it delivered to your door in a couple of days for a good price!
So, now when you are out and about, look for this product, find a coupon (I find them regularly on the FeverAll site under promotions or on the FeverAll Facebook Page under Save $ on FeverAll Tab) and grab one or a few to have on hand when you need it. It’s a great savings trick and a helpful mom hack. 🙂
Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll Acetaminophen Suppositories are available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.