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Calpol tracker apps -- are there any good ones?

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elbowz Fri 10-Nov-17 19:42:43

So... a short while ago, both boys were sick with fevers of around 40. I was dosing the 9mo with 5ml of paracetamol every 6 hours, interspersing with 2.5ml of ibuprofen every 6 hours. I was dosing the 3yo with 7.5ml and 5ml respectively, same spacing, but at different times because of when we started.

And .... holy crap, my addled, sleep-deprived brain had no chance. I was trying to keep track of it all on a scrap of paper, with illegible scrawls from the middle of night, when I could actually remember where I’d put it down last.

The young un started another 40+ fever yesterday that seems to need max painkillers to make him vaguely comfortable.

This is the digital age, I thought. Bf apps are amazing. There must be something similar. I downloaded the calpol official app, but it won’t let you even enter something if you dare to give your child something less than 4hrs after the last dose (whatever it was). Plus it’s painfully clunky. I can’t find anything else while searching the web. Does anyone have a magic app/better solution?

Themummy76 Fri 10-Nov-17 20:09:14

I think a simple table/spreadsheet would do the job for you!
Fwiws I’ve had many many medicines to give at different doses and times like that and it is hard to stay on top of it. There ought to be a medicine app - I agree with you - especually for older people who have many medicines to take

Themummy76 Fri 10-Nov-17 20:11:09

Have you taken your 9 month old to the dr btw? A 40 plus temp in a 9 month old is very high! Might be something that needs antibiotics

Heratnumber7 Fri 10-Nov-17 20:12:42

Sheet of A4 on the fridge door?

daisydalrymple Fri 10-Nov-17 20:16:01

We tend to just track it on the notes on our phone
830am 5ml calpol
1230pm 2.5ml calprofen
Etc...

elbowz Fri 10-Nov-17 20:51:59

That’s a thought, I might try a google spreadsheet or something on phone.

Yeah, am using the notes app at the mo, but god the autocorrect keeps generating gibberish, and it’s quite a faff if you have two kids to track, isn’t it.

Just thought there must be something better out there.

(Ps thanks, the drugs are bringing it down temporarily, so will see how he goes over night, poor mite)

Thanks for all the thoughts!

holdbackonthewine Sat 11-Nov-17 15:04:40

Good idea! Invent it!

IHaveACuntingPlan Sat 11-Nov-17 15:30:41

We have a whiteboard on a hook on the cupboard door. We have both dc's names on there and usually keep a kind of a tally chart for stars and smiley faces for behaviour but when they're ill we write the 24hr time and dose of any medicine - ibu or cpl - under their name instead.

furryelephant Sat 11-Nov-17 15:55:27

I use an app called baby tracker that you can add a variety of different meds and the doses/times to it smile

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