As a mommy, my motto in life is, ‘always be prepared’ – yes, I am quoting the scouts. My family is my life, so I like to think that if anything were to happen, I would always be prepared.
From illnesses to plumbing disasters, I always like to ensure that I have everything that I need to deal with them. When there are kids living in the house, it’s important that you are prepared to deal with any situation at any time.
The best way to do that is to research all the numbers that you could ever need and store them in your cell. This means that you are always ready to deal with any situation. Aside from 911, what numbers is it that we mommies need?
To help you ensure that you have every eventuality covered, here is my list of all the numbers that every mom needs in her phone:
Your family doctor
Kids get sick a lot, they are always coming down with some bug or other. Most of the time these things aren’t serious, but there will be times when you need to speak to a doctor urgently.
Ensure that as well as having the number for your doctor’s office stored in your phone book, that you also have the out of hours number. Yes, you could just ring 911, but if it isn’t an emergency, you just need to speak to a doctor, it’s not the best idea.
No matter how high we store out detergents and medical supplies, at some point or another your child may get into them. For us moms, this is our worst nightmare, especially when we don’t know how toxic what they have consumed is.
That’s why you should have the number for poison control stored in your phone so that you can contact them immediately. Poison control offer free advice on various types of poisons and drugs, giving you the knowledge you need.
Children are notorious for stuffing toys down the toilet and blocking them up – at some point all kids do this. When that day comes, it’s a good idea to have a plumber’s phone number to hand so that you can get it dealt with quickly.
Before choosing a plumbing company to put on your phone, do a little research and find the best one for you. Ideally, you want to choose a local company that is reliable and affordable, such as Plumber4U. You can find all your local plumbing companies online, by searching Google.
Sometimes when your child is unwell, you need advice but don’t need a doctor, that’s what a pharmacist is there for. Store the number of your local pharmacy on your phone, so that if you should need it, you have it.
As parents, we worry about our children and always like to be prepared for anything that could happen. That’s why it is so important that you keep the numbers for the services mentioned above, on your phone. That way, when a situation occurs, you can quickly deal with it.