Kid-Related Tips For Your First-Aid Kit

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2625801The blog post today is going to be a little different. Usually, I focus on first-aid kits for things like camping, or for your bug out bagToday we’re going to change it up a little and go over some aspects of how your first-aid kit can be optimized to handle medical emergencies with children. If you have kids (or are around them a lot), it is important to be prepared to handle kid-related first-aid situations.

Even more vital, however, is training. If you don’t have any first-aid training, sign up for a class today!

With all that being said, whether you bought a ready-made kit or are building your own from scratch (good for you!), here are 6 kid-related tips for your first-aid kit:

Make sure you have a kid-friendly first-aid kit!

  • Go through the medications in your first-aid kit and make sure you have child doses of each drug that you may need to administer to a child. Many off-the-shelf first-aid kits only have adult doses of medications. As a minimum, have child doses of a painkiller/NSAID (e.g. Motrin), and an antihistamine (e.g. Benadryl).
  • kid-friendly first-aid kitAdd a few colorful band-aids to your kit. With young children, a fun band-aid can magically help them feel better if they have a minor injury! Also, kid band-aids are generally less sticky which makes them less painful to remove down the road.
  • Make sure that your antiseptic ointment (e.g. Neosporin) is non-stinging.
  • Consider having an infant/child CPR mask or face shield in your kit if you have the space for it.
  • Make sure that you have some burn cream (e.g. Water Jel) in your first-aid kit. Because of their relatively sensitive skin, burns are more likely (and will be more severe) with infants and children than adults.
  • Write down the poison control number (in the U.S. it’s 1-800-222-1222) and keep it in your kit. Even if you think you have it memorized, your mind can still go blank in an extremely stressful situation!

What kid-related first-aid tips do you have? Leave a comment! Don’t forget to like, share, and tweet!
2 Responses
  1. Firstaid Reply

    Thanks for the blog. It helps the kids to help their friends and other with firstaid. Everyone should have the knowledge of using a firstaid kit.


    Great tips!
    Here is another important tip. First aid for bleeding heavily-

    Put pressure on the wound.
    Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood. Call 999. Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.

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