First Aid

First Aid Kit For Kids

When we think of kids we think of their innocence, their charming nature and their mischievousness. With kids around one needs to be very careful. Since it is their growing time, with every new step they take most often they happen to fall, get hurt with bruises and scrapes and sometimes things become very ugly.

In order to act immediately to these inevitable situations, one always needs to be prepared with a well equipped first aid kit. Along with the kit, it is very important to know how to treat the injury and prevent it from becoming more worse.

It is very important that the kids also have a basic first aid knowledge. Although depending on their age the knowledge for first aid can differ. With proper basic first aid knowledge the advantage is that they can treat minor scrapes and burns themselves even if you are not present around.

First Aid Kit

One can easily buy a first aid kit at any local drugstore or one can make their own kit. Whether you choose to buy a pre-packed kit or opt for making one on your own, it is very important that you discuss with your child the purpose of each item in the kit and their uses. Teach your kid to look for expiry dates on medicines and replacing the items in the kit.

Make your own First Aid Kit:

  •  First aid manual
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Ace bandage
  • Burn relief cream or aloe vera gel
  • Cotton swabs
  • Calamine lotion
  • Eye wash bowl
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Instant cold packs
  • Pain relief medicine
  • Rehydration fluid packs
  • Scissors
  • Anti bacterial soap strips
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

First Aid: Important phone numbers

It is always advisable to have a list of important telephone numbers near your phone. Make sure your kids know what numbers to dial in case of emergency. The list should include:

  • Ambulance service
  • Police department
  • Fire place
  • Closest Hospital
  • Local poison control center
  • Your’s as well as your spouse’s work phone number
  • Home and work phone number of nearby relatives and friends.

Being SAFE itself means Staying Accident Free Everywhere.

 

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