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Medical kit mission; to boldly go where no nasal spray has gone before…

Stuntboy has ear issues; as well as having lots of other not sitting still issues, and general jumping about issues.

He’s had two operations to insert grommets, and his adenoids removed; and sadly we are now back to not quite hearing properly. Though I have to admit I suspect some of that is to do with his tendency to zone out my voice…

He has been complaining of a blocked nose at night during his slightly less active moments.

Boots medical cabinet #cbias: Blocked noses at night

Usually we just whack a Karvol decongestant plug-in on when this happens, but we’ve run out of the refills to go inside them. So that means we need to restock the medicine cabinet to make sure that we have all the pills and potions for his inevitable colds, ear infections, and general misery; poor lamb.

I shan’t mention WHY we have run out though; suffice to say my memory isn’t always that great and the whole top floor sometimes ends up smelling like I am making the stuff myself with moth balls… *ahem*

Havin check through our medicine cabinet, it is actually pretty well stocked aside from the cold and ear stuff, we have all we need for our basic medical kit for kids:

  • Nurofen, or other fever medication
  • Nit comb
  • Threadworm pills, which thankfully we have never had to use
  • Plasters
  • Savlon for the inevitable scrapes, and
  • Thermometer.

However, we are sadly lacking where my sons ears are concerned. Time to do what I usually do in these circumstances, nip across into town and visit Boots to get it sorted.

Medical kit boots #cbias: What do you need?

Medical kit boots: What do you need?


After setting out for the second time because I am a complete Princess Forgetti and I left my purse behind, I visited the store, only to be informed by the lovely lady at the counter that the factory that made Karvol has burnt down; go figure!

So that means we will have to make do with a nasal spray for un-blocking my son’s nose. You appear to be able to buy one to give them at the first sign of a blocked nose that works to defend against the coming cold. Who knew? So that’s a must for my medical kit now. Anything that can keep the need to restock on tissues works for me.

Boots medical kit #cbias: Nasal spary

Defense against colds – who knew?


Hopefully, this will remove the flood. Otherwise, we may need to send in fairy re-enforcements to help out – they seem to have created these rather fetching hats to help; not really sure its gonna work, but they’ll give it a good try. If the fairy mission fails, then we’ll be back to the Boots store for the Calpol plug-ins instead, thanks to my rather fetching Google Plus album I shall be able to find them this time!

Boots medical kit #cbias: Fairy Rescue

Fairy rescue: Complete with nose protection headgear (I think!)


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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Sunday 26th of January 2014

nice one! useful informative article...! thumbs up!

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