What’s in your First Aid Kit?

Outdoor Kids

Submitted by Melissa Edge of AdventureTykes.com

When going on an adventure with your tyke there are certain essentials that you make sure you pack, such as diapers, wipes, snacks, toys, etc…

Is a first aid kit that’s suited for your tyke one of them?

If not, it should be.

Whether you are camping, hiking or road tripping you should always bring along an appropriate first aid kit. It could be a life saver.

Here are specific items that you should carry in your first aid kit for your tykes from infant to kids:

  • Medications specific to your child
  • Infant or Children’s ibuprofen
  • Infant or Children’s acetometaphine
  • Antihistamines (pediatrician recommended) for insect bites, hives or allergic reactions
  • Teething tablets or gel
  • Child safe sting gel or pad
  • Rubbing alcohol swabs
  • Triple Antibiotic ointment for cuts and scrapes
  • Travel electorolyte pouches (such as pedialyte)
  • Saline nose drops to clear stuffy noses
  • Child safe eye wash rinse
  • Aloe gel for burns
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Nose Aspirator
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Bandage scissors
  • Finger nail clippers
  • Assortment of band aids in varying sizes
  • Gauze rolls
  • Guaze pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Adhesive/medical tape
  • Hand saniziter wipes
  • Oral syringe for administering medication
  • Space blanket
  • Instant cold pack
  • Latex free gloves
  • First Aid manual
  • Important phone numbers (pediatrician, poison control, local hospital)

A simple way to assemble a first aid kit is to buy a preassembled first aid kit and then modify it.  This way you have a bag that says, ‘First Aid’ on it, has pockets and dividers and already comes with some necessary items.

There are also optional items that you can add to your first aid kit:

  • Child safe sunscreen
  • Child safe Insect repellent
  • Epipen
  • Tongue depressors (to check for sore throats)
  • Small flash light
  • Neosporin Wound Cleanser (or something similar)
  • Anti-itch spray/cream

Hopefully, this list will come in handy and make the assembly of your own first aid kit a bit easier.

Is there anything missing from our list? What do you bring along that is essential?

Last modified: June 20, 2013

One Response to :
What’s in your First Aid Kit?

  1. Mae says:

    Thank you for the article. It really helps spread the word about safety. One thing I feel is that we don’t get first aid kits for us (Because nothing bad will ever happen to us, right?).

    We get them for others. You never know when an emergency will occur. You could be the one to help or it could even save you.

    The single most important thing to include in your kit is:

    * Knowledge of what to do in an emergency! To find a local class near you go to http://www.redcross.org They have courses ranging from basic first aid/cpr, babysitter first aid, pet safety, community safety and so on. When you’re trained and practiced you will be better prepared to take action with any supplies at hand.

    They also have a store. Please consider getting your kits there.

    We keep a first aid kit in the car, in the kitchen, in the earthquake supply kit, a tiny one on each bike and at work.

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