Fun's Essential First-Aid Kit for Parents:
While there are plenty
of great First-Aid Kits available on the market, most of them
contain things a parent will never use! How many of us end up
with hundreds of those little circular band-aids around the house
that are good for absolutely nothing? And, really, who is
going to put on a latex glove before treating their own
From a traveling granny
who believes in traveling prepared, following is the essential list
of traveling First-Aid supplies that no parent/grandparent should be
without on any trip – especially to the woods.
Caladryl Lotion (is a combination of Calamine and Benadryl – it
dries up the pustules while relieving the itching. An
alternative is the lesser expensive Calamine Lotion combined with a
generic, store-brand anti-itching cream. This stuff is also
awesome for any kind of sting.
Benadryl (or store-brand) Chewable Tablets or Benadryl (or
store-brand) Liquid – in case of an allergic reaction to stings or
Children’s Liquid Motrin or store-brand Ibuprofen for severe pains
At least 100 regular strip band-aids. You can never have too
many regular ol’ strip band-aids
Either Neosporin or store-brand triple antibiotic ointment.
Peroxide for cleaning cuts and scrapes.
Sterile Gauze Pads and Hypo-Allergenic First-Aid tape for the larger
Alcohol for drying up water in the ears.
Mineral Oil for relieving ear ache pain.
Aloe for sunburn and minor scrapes.
An all-natural bug repellent – DEET is not good for children!
There are some great options that use cedarwood, citronella,
peppermint, eucalyptus and/or lemongrass instead and have been
proven to be more effective (such as “Buzz Away”).
Disposable ice packs – the kind you just snap and they turn cold
without adding ice – available in the first-aid section of any
Sunscreen with at least an SPF-30 rating or higher.
A roll of sterile gauze for boo-boo’s in hard-to-bandage places
Having these items can
save you a lot of unnecessary headaches. Use a small bin with
a lid that enables you to set your bottles upright as your storage
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