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Sensible stocking up list

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OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 22-Jul-09 12:21:29

This isn't a call for people to go mad and start panic buying! Just a reminder that if you can do it, its probably quite sensible to slowly over the next few weeks start stocking up. That way if your family does go down with flu all in one go or if services are temporarily disrupted its one less stress in your life.

Will probably miss out loads so please add to it

childrens versions of above.
rehydration sachets.
Favourite cold/flu meds.
Prescription meds. (don't go demanding masses lol - just make sure you don'r run things right down, esp asthma inhalers. Give your gp plenty of time to do your repeat)
thermometer covers if you have those ear ones. (may be even a replacement battery - ours takes the same as the tamgotchi!)

Practical things:
Nappies, wipes etc.
loo roll
washing powder
dishwashing stuff
disinfectants/bleach or whatever normally have
candles, or alternate light source

bedding etc.

easy cook stuff that you actually like. (no good stocking up on 38 tins of beans if you'd never eat them)
pasta/couscous/rice etc.
chocolate spread.
squash/fruit juice - what ever you know your child will drink even when unwell. Even fruitshoots grin

Perhaps the summer might be a good time to go to dentist and sort out niggly teeth issues.


hereidrawtheline Wed 22-Jul-09 12:24:10

hand soap
prepare frozen casseroles in advance?
frozen bread
couple of cheering up treats for sick children?
longlife milk

am still thinking...

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 22-Jul-09 12:26:45

good ideas

hereidrawtheline Wed 22-Jul-09 12:37:03


dikkertjedap Wed 22-Jul-09 12:44:09

-fruit juice (the stuff you dilute with water)
- bland food like crackers, italian bread sticks, tea biscuits, dutch crispbakes

- binliners
- formula milk if you use it
- some of kids' favourity foods for if they feel poorly (pizza?, frozen chips?, crisps?)
- packets with soup (to mix with water)
- belgian chocolate syrup if need to give tamiflu to young child
- jam if need to give tamifly to young child
- ice cream (sometimes can help when trying to bring fever down)
- small present for child to cheer up
- cereals
- tea/camomile tea

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 22-Jul-09 12:53:47

chocolate syrup is very handy hint

bottle of whiskey to cheer parents up. grin

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