Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How Pinteresting: An Easy Way To Keep Track Of Medicine Doses

Keeping Track of Medicine, Children's Medicine
I realized this morning that is has been more than year since I tested a Pinterest pin and shared the results. This idea is a simple one, when you or your child have a medication that needs to be taken daily for a set number of days, you take a black marker and mark a box for all of the doses on the side of a bottle. 

I had this pin in my back of my mind for a long time, but didn't have the occasion to use it until just a couple of months ago when my daughter had an ear infection. I have to say it was an absolute life saver. I didn't spend any time wondering if I had given her the medicine that morning or if I was just remembering giving it to her yesterday. 

I made sure to keep a black marker right by the medicine bottle, to eliminate the temptation to skip marking off a dose thinking I would do it later. I wish I had known to do this a couple years ago when my daughter was really sick and required a medication that had to be taken four times a day. I was forever getting mixed up on whether or not she had the medicine already. 

This pin is definitely a keeper, I haven't done it when my husband and I needed to take medicine every day, but for my daughter it has been perfect. 

What about you? Have you tried out this pin? 
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Prairie Wife said...

Great idea! When my kids are sick with a cold/fever I always have a paper with the fever temp and time I gave them meds. It's nice to have a record if we need to go into the doctor. With four kids (and four different dosages) it's also a must to make sure I don't give someone meds at the wrong time. I'm saving your idea for the next time we need antibiotics (I always seem to miss a dose)!

Jonie Marie said...

Such a smart idea! Pinned!

Leanne said...

Such a smart idea. It's so easy to loose track of medication doses. This is a perfect way to keep track.

Holly {Bits Of Everything} said...

I love this idea. I've seen it before, but I haven't done it yet. Thanks for the reminder.