DIY First-Aid Kit: What to Carry

October 3, 2012

Now that the school year has begun, families will be spending more time in the car as they travel to and from after school activities and other various stops around the neighborhood.  It’s good to have a first-aid kit on hand in the car, stocked with essentials that will come in handy in the event of an injury or minor illness. Take some time this month to build (or re-stock!) your own kit. Here are a few suggestions for a first-aid kit to keep in the car:

  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antihistamine: Benadryl or diphenhydramine
  • Band-aids: various sizes and shapes
  • Few small garbage bags (you never know when the stomach bug or motion sickness will strike!)
  • Gauze pads
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Moist wipes
  • Pain reliever: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen (no aspirin for children!)
  • Small scissors
  • Small thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Vaseline or other petroleum jelly
  • Water bottle

Do you have any other ideas for items to include in your family’s first-aid kit? Things that have come in handy? Leave them in the comments below!

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