Mommy First Aid Kit
Do you keep a first aid kit in your home? What about your car? It is a good idea to have at least a small, basic first aid kit, especially when you are out and about. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can even make your own!
The kit I made here is not as extensive as what is recommended by the Red Cross, but it has a few items that could be useful for outings with the kids to the park or other places.
What did I include in my kit?
Bandages. I included several sizes of bandages in my kit, for small cuts and scrapes.
Antiseptic Wipes. If your child does fall and scrape their hand, knee or something else, you will want to clean the cut before putting a bandage on it.
Neosporin to go. This handy little antibiotic spray is portable and easy-to-use. It provides protection against infection as well as pain relief.
Ice Pack. An instant cold compress might be useful to have for a bumped head or other sore body part.
Surgical Gloves. Just in case you have to be exposed to blood or other body fluids.
Gauze Pads. Use these for bigger scrapes than can be covered by regular adhesive bandages.
Adhesive cloth tape. Use this to tie on the gauze pads.
Pepto Bismol tablets. These are handy if you get a little upset stomach while you are out and about. These are more for moms and not the kids!
Asprin or other pain reliever. Same as with the nausea, sometimes a headache or other ache can hit you out of nowhere.
You can put the contents in any container that will fit them. I used a sandwich container. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack, diaper bag or large purse!
Do you have a first aid kit? What’s in it?