What I Learned the First Time my Child Got Sick + Medicine Cabinet Essentials

When I first found out I was pregnant, I planned like crazy. I made a birth plan, I planned for what was to be in the nursery, bought clothes for every single possible occasion, packed a massive diaper bag, amongst many other things. The one thing that I didn’t plan for? Sickness after I welcomed my baby.

I had the basics like a rectal thermometer and oral pain reliever, but that’s about it. While those certainly help, there were definitely things that are so helpful in the unexpected moments of illness that I wish I had on hand when I finally did come face to face with a sick infant.

I don’t think that there is anything quite as startling as when you hear your child gagging and gasping in the late night on the monitor. I vividly remember rushing to my sons room the first time he was sick and seeing him vomiting everywhere (bed, floor, my hair, blankets). He was around 9 months old and as like most first time moms, the feeling of panic hit me.

After the initial shock and calming of our sweet baby, nurse mode kicked in. Battling his high fever was my utmost concern, as high fevers always make me nervous (with a history of seizures in our family febrile seizures worry me) and re-hydrating as dehydration concerned me as well. Immediately, I gave him some liquid fever/pain reliever by mouth to work on the fever and tried giving him sips of water. Not even 30 minutes after giving him medicine, he vomited again! At that moment, I was stuck because we had no idea how much fever reducer medicine he actually had ingested since he vomited so soon after giving it to him. The next few hours were spent obsessively taking his temperature and worrying more than was necessary.

What I didn’t know then and what I want to share with you today is that that situation didn’t need to be nearly as stressful. With my daughter I’m so thanks to have discovered FeverAll Infants’ Strength Acetaminophen (fever/pain reducer) Suppositories. FeverAll is perfect for those occasions when you have difficulty administering oral medication, such as vomiting, nausea, children who spit out medication or those having difficulties swallowing. FeverAll takes out the guesswork of having to worry about medication going down and staying down, plus it allows for accurate dosing every time. FeverAll Infants’ Strength Suppositories (80 mg of acetaminophen) is the only acetaminophen product available with dosage instructions for children as young as six months of age too!

Below is my Medicine Cabinet Essentials for homes with infants and toddlers:

FeverAll Suppositories

FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories are perfect for pain relief and treating fevers as well. Available in Infant, Children and Junior strength for children of all different ages. FeverAll also contains less inactive ingredients compared to other infant fever reducers* (no parabens, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no preservatives). Available at major retailers (Walmart, Meijer, CVS and many more).

  • vs Infants’ Tylenol and Infants’ Motrin Oral Suspension.

Electrolyte Solution

Helps prevent dehydration and replace nutrients and electrolytes lost through vomiting and diarrhea.

Cool Mist Humidifier

Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which may help ease coughing and congestion due to a cold.

Digital Rectal Thermometer

If your child is younger than 3 years, taking a rectal temperature gives the best and most accurate reading.

Alcohol Swabs or Rubbing Alcohol

To be used for cleaning rectal thermometer after use.

Petroleum Jelly

To be used for lubricating thermometer prior to use.


Between learning to walk and rough housing, band aids will definitely be needed.

Antibacterial Ointment

Antibacterial ointment reduces the risk of infection and helps keep the wound moist and the bandage from sticking.

Hydrocortisone Cream

Great for treating bug bites or allergic reactions

Snot Sucker

Infants and toddlers often are unable to blow their noses and these nasal aspirators are so great for helping to clear out snotty and congested nasal passages.

Saline Mist

Hydrate dry and stuffy noses to provide comfort and allow drainage.

Gauze Pads

Keep on hand in case of bleeding cuts.

Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper rash can quickly worsen. Keep a tube of maximum strength diaper cream on hand for preventing and treating diaper rash.

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With flu and cold season beginning, do you keep your medicine cabinet stocked to be ready to treat sick kiddos (or yourself)?

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 CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Whitney December 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Seeing your child sick and suffering is the worst. I like having a stocked medicine cabinet too.

  2. Marquita@LovetheLaniers December 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    It’s always great to be prepared! My son is eight and got sick a few nights ago and I can honestly say it never gets any easier. Thanks for sharing these essentials.

  3. meg December 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    That Fever All is an interesting product. I’ve never heard of it before, but I can see how it would be useful for some kids.

  4. Charissa | thenotsobusymom.com December 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this product before…thanks for sharing about it! I am not great about stocking our medicine cabinet. I think it needs a sprucing very soon!!

  5. Kristin December 8, 2017 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Awww… it’s always tough when a kiddo gets sick. Now that our kiddos are older it’s a little easier, but it was even more heartbreaking when they were tiny.

  6. Vy December 8, 2017 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Definite necessities! Such a useful list – I’m off checking my medicine cabinet right now 🙂

  7. Zuzana December 8, 2017 at 6:58 am - Reply

    The first time I saw my baby sick, it was a horrible moment. I remember how stressed out I was, not knowing what was really wrong with her, is it serious, is it not? It’s never easy seeing your child sick, but I’m definitely more prepared now than I was before. You definitely need all these essentials somewhere handy.

  8. Kate December 8, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

    My 2 year old spiked a fever last night… I looked for this at the store, but couldn’t find it. I’ll have to keep it in mind for next time he’s not feeling well!

  9. Tamara December 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    It is horrible the first time kids get sick. You feel so helpless.

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