Tools of the trade
Putting your cheek to your little one’s forehead might be a trick for telling if your child has a fever, but a more accurate tool is the trusty thermometer. The newer digital models are inexpensive and reliable. This 10-second model from Mosen is well-reviewed and an Amazon best-seller.
Tweezers can come in handy too—beyond plucking eyebrows. You can tackle splinters and ticks with a good pair. Lastly, make sure you keep a complete first aid kit around the house stocked with these must-have items.
Illnesses and (minor) injuries happen. Feeling better fast means staying at the ready with over-the-counter medications for digestive woes, fevers, aches, and pains, as well as common first aid supplies. Here’s what you need to keep stocked in your home.