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    Default Medicine cupboard for winter

    Hi all, just wondering what should we have in our medicine cupboard for winter.
    For a 3yr old & 1yr old.
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    Default Medicine cupboard for winter

    Panadol, nurofen, fess nasal spray. Many cold and flu style medications aren't suitable for kids under the age of 6, so fess nasal spray is a good thing to have on hand. It's just a saline spray but helps to dislodge the mucousy snot. There are also the dimetapp/demazin products, but these I'd only get if you needed them. You can certainly get by with panadol and the Fess for a day or so. Others with kids might have their own suggestions.

    ETA vicks chest rub/baby balsam/euky bear rub etc are also handy to have.

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    Panadol x2, nurofen x2, Vicks chest rub, Vicks humidifier.

    Good pantry medicine - tumeric, honey, cinnamon, ginger and garlic.



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    I was thinking of getting cold and flu medicine. For coughs etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I was thinking of getting cold and flu medicine. For coughs etc?

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    I don't think you will find any cold flu or cough medication for young kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I was thinking of getting cold and flu medicine. For coughs etc?

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    They don't sell it for kids under 6 anymore. There is one called little coughs which I think is just homeopathic so they are allowed to sell that but nothing else.

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    They don't make cough syrup anymore for kids under 5 anymore. I gave some to dd the other day but I didn't realise it was out of date lol! The GP said it was fine though

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    Olive Leaf extract, panadol and Euky Bear chest rub.
    And garlic cloves to mix with oil and put on feet under socks!

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    In addition to those listed, we also keep some hydrolite at home - too many bouts of gastro here!

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    Vicks baby chest rub and a good nasal aspiration for stuffy noses, I love the 'NoseFrida'; I also bring out the Vicks vaporizer every winter when we're all stuffy and it really helps.


 

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