Tips for managing your kid’s medication 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.
My son had a traumatic birth. He had heart surgery when he was one day old, and for a while was subject to a cocktail of medication. It was very stressful for me, especially as I was working from home and struggling with postpartum depression. 

I thought I would share a few things that helped me manage the medication aspect of things (juggling work, doctor’s appointments, and his older sister was another thing).

(This post is in partnership with searchrx.com, but all opinions are my own.)

Keeping track of dosage

When Jac was on Synthroid, his dosage was alternating, which meant one day it was one pill, and another day it was one and a half. I was always stressing out about giving him the right dose. 

I did two things that helped keep me on track: one, I kept a piece of paper in the bathroom, and I would write the dosage I gave him every day. But sometimes I forgot to write it down, which is terrible. So the other thing I did was use one of these pill boxes. I would put the correct dosage in the appropriate day, and it really helped me remember. 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.
Alarm reminders

When Jac was on Captopril, he had to take it every eight hours, which was terrible, because I nearly always ended up waking up in the middle of the night to give it to him. Even during the day, though, I was not always going to remember, so I had permanent alarms set in my phone to remind me to give it to him. 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.

Your hospital’s Mychart 

Jac had to constantly get his blood drawn to check his thyroid levels to see if they needed to be adjusted. It’s a very sensitive hormone, and the wrong amount could cause some damage. The hospital would call me with results, but I could also go online to my hospital’s Mychart page to check the lab results and see the medication dosage, if I was ever unsure. 

The nice thing about Mychart is that you can also contact the doctors through email through the software. For moms who can’t do phone calls with screaming children, this is awesome. 

If you want to see if your hospital has this feature, google the name of your hospital with Mychart. 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.

Searchrx.com

I wish I knew about this website when I was juggling my son’s medication! Searchrx.com makes it easy to look up the medication online and compare prices with various different pharmacies. No more surprises after waiting for your prescription to be filled. 

Using this website is free, and I found the software to be appealing and simple to use. You can search by medication, add your location, and click to compare prices and get coupons. Searchrx.com also has free apps available for both IOS (click here to download) and Android (click here to download) that are easy to use. 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.
They even allow you to enter the quantity and dosage. 

Tips to manage your kid's medication: does your medication need a little organization? Here's some tips to stay stress-free. Read about it at GloriousMomBlog.com.
When I did a search for Synthroid, I could see that in my area, Walmart had the best price. 


You even can get a map to the location of the pharmacy. 

You don’t even need insurance to use searchrx.com! It’s perfect for anyone who has a prescription; whether just one or several, it’s the best way to maximize your savings. 

If you’ve got family members on medication, I definitely recommend taking advantage of this website to make your life a little easier and help you save money! Kids are expensive as it is; we definitely need all the help we can get when it comes to our bank account. 

14 Comment

  1. I use a pill container like the one in the picture, but I never thought of using software to manage meds (no idea why). Great tip for staing organized with medication!

    1. Thank you! It can get kind of crazy sometimes 😛

  2. Thanks for Sharing, it can often get overwhelming when having to administer meds to our little ones… I draw a timetable of the box of the meds and tick of each dosage I’ve given him to make sure that I don’t miss one, etc. Great post!

  3. These are really good tips-I’m saving this for later, right now we are blessed to not have to deal with perscriptions

    1. Yes! We don’t have any now, either, but you never know when we’ll get an ear infection or something 😱

  4. Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with this but with kids (or anyone, really) there’s always something coming up. I will definitely keep this app in mind. It sounds really helpful!

    1. It’s a great app! I hope you don’t need to use it, lol

  5. My husband is the one who remembers to give out meds xD I’m horrible at remembering stuff like that.

    1. Yeah, I’m bad, too, but mine won’t take that responsibility 😂

  6. These are great tips! I have a few friends I’ll have to recommend read this!

    Chelsea – http://www.binkiesandbaubles.com

  7. Great ideas for taking multiple medications throughout the day. Usually I use pill boxes and multiple alarms on my phone.Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Good to know I’m not the only one!

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