Friday, August 8, 2014

A binder for information

Are you are feeling overwhelmed with all of the information that you need to keep track of for your child? YES! I was too until I got this.
 

This is just a 3 ring binder, but it has saved my sanity! We actually got this one from the clinic that we go to, but you can make your own. It has a place for business cards, a pouch for pens and other items, and many colorful/tabbed/see though folders.

In the beginning of life with a special needs child, it can be overwhelming. There is so much to remember, so many doctors to see, you are sleep deprived, and you may feel like you are living with an alien creature from another planet. (oh wait, I think this may apply to any new parent)

This does not have to be very expensive and can really be made to fit your needs. If you have a lot of information that you need to keep track of, and feel you need many folders, then you will need a 2 or 3 inch binder. If you only see 1 or 2 doctors then you can get away with a smaller binder. You can add a cute picture of your child. Keep track of feedings and bowel movements. Maybe add a notebook to write down any notes or questions during doctor visits. You will have a place for every doctors business card and every community program that you may want to get in touch with.

With everything on sale for back to school supplies, now is a perfect time to make this handy binder!

  

3 comments :

  1. I reader has directed me to a very helpful site. You can download and print parts of, or the whole thing, to help build a binder! Find it at http://cshcn.org/planning-record-keeping/care-notebook

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  2. Great tip! Looks super helpful. Thanks for sharing with HDYDI.

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