I swear I’m never sick … but lately I feel like I’ve been at the doctor at least once a week. One week for me, the next for one of my three kids. Who can work in-between all of these doctor appointments?!
When a friend turned me on to the Pediatric Medkit, I was a little skeptical. The plastic “box” contains a binder with very organized sections (Providers, Current Medications, Medical History, etc.). Would I really fill in the information and keep up with it? I am on the fence when it comes to being organized; with some things I really have it together; with others, not so much. But I wanted to give it a go.
Never miss a local story.
I decided to start with my youngest daughter since she’s been having ear issues and just had tubes put in. Plus, at 9 months, we still have plenty of well checks for her. What I liked about it is that I can keep everything in one place and know where to find it. When it was time for her 9 month check, I just pulled out the box, stuck it in my diaper bag (it’s the size of a binder) and brought it to my ped. I had jotted down questions I wanted to ask her (there’s a specific section for it) so I didn’t forget anything I had been wondering. My husband, who is ultra-organized, appreciated having all of the billing information in one place so he didn’t have to ask me for it. I recorded her new weight, shot info, etc. all in one place where I knew where to find it again.
They also have a version for adults that I’m considering, not only for myself, but also for my parents. I guess I’m officially old; my parents (ok, more or less my mom) is at the doctor about every week herself now and could probably use something like this as well. At $24.95 , it will make a great gift for her.
Check out www.simplerecordsystems.com to find out more.