If your kids are anything like mine, they seem to constantly be getting hurt! My daughter, God love her, is extremely clumsy and has no fear. Just the other day she decided to hit her face on my TV stand while “practicing” sitting on my yoga ball. Now she has a real nice shiner to show for it. Even when we aren’t home it seems like she is constantly doing something crazy that needs mommy medical attention. This is why I don’t go anywhere without my first aid kit in my car. I put together a bag filled with all of the things I need or could need for an accident outside of the house. Typically, I keep one in my car and then one at home in a medicine cabinet.
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First Aid Kit for Kids
A Large Bag
I actually like to use a cosmetics travel bag for my first aid kit. It hold a ton and can be purchased relatively cheap. Something like this will work perfectly. You just need something with compartments to keep your items separated and you are good to go.
I use Tylenol, but you may prefer Motrin. No matter which one you choose, it is always handy to have some form of pain and fever reducer on hand. My son is teething, so I keep infant Tylenol in the bag for him. I usually keep it in a small zip-lock baggie just in case the syringe leaks. That way I don’t get medicine all over anything else.
Now we don’t have a history of bad allergic reactions in my family. Even so, I like to keep children’s Benadryl with me just for an off chance I need it. I personally tend to break out in hives from shrimp (sometimes but not all the time, it’s very strange) so I decided to keep it on hand for me and the kids.
Kids, at least mine, seem to always be getting scratched up by something. I like to have neosporin on hand for all of those such moments. It’s great at making sure there is no infection or anything that will set in and exasperate a cut.
Like I mentioned before, my daughter is always getting scratches and scrapes, so bandages are a must! She likes the princess ones, but any ones will work just fine. I find it helpful to have a variety of different sizes depending on the size of the boo-boo.
You never know when you are going to be out and about and your child starts to feel under the weather. It is always good to have a little digital thermometer in your first aid kit so you can check for any fever. I use one like this one here. They are rather inexpensive and great to have on hand.
These are for those inopportune moments when your kids gets a splinter on the playground. With a good pair of tweezers, you can get it out right away to avoid further pain or infection.
There have been many times where I have been out and my daughter gets a sudden attack of the stomach nastiness. Times like these I am glad to have some Pepto on hand to help her little tummy feel better until we can get back to the house.
You know there are times when your kid gets all stuffy and congested when you are trying to run errands. For those such occasions I keep some saline solution in my bag. Boogie wipes work really great too for little noses. With Boogie wipes you don’t have to worry about trying to use a spray on an angry toddler.
I have thankfully never had to use this, yet. It lives in my bag just on the off change one of my little monsters gets something in their eye that I need to get out ASAP. You never know with playgrounds, it would be very easy to get sand in the eye.
I keep baby Vicks in my first aid kit as well. There is nothing worse than a congested baby. You feel helpless, but this stuff really seems to help!
My baby has a tendency to be gassy and a little colicky. Having Gripe water on hand can be a God send when we are out and he is having a bit of tummy troubles.
this one is pretty self explanatory. Kids are messy! for messy hands there is nothing better than some hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to a sink for hand washing.
I keep a small thing of burn spray in my bag. One time we happened to be out at a friend’s house and my daughter burnt her hand on a grill. This came in handy along with the bandages at that time!
The Bug Bite Thing
I live in Florida, so we have an overabundance of mosquitoes most times of the year. My daughter and I are both bug bite magnets, so when I discovered The Bug Bite Thing I knew I needed it in my life. It is a cool contraption that you place over the bite and you can suction out the venom.* this item was sent to me for free for review purposes but all opinions are my own*