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 First-Aid Kit for Parents

Every home should have a well-stocked first-aid kit that is easily accessible. Having the necessary supplies on hand ahead of time will allow you to deal with an emergency on short notice. Keep a first-aid kit in each automobile and one at home. On family travels, don't forget to include a first-aid kit.

A first aid kit can be purchased in drugstores or a local Red Cross office, or you can construct your own. Use containers that are large, durable, easy to transport, and simple to open if you construct one. Because they're lightweight, have handles, and give a lot of space and different parts, plastic tackle boxes or containers are great for storing art supplies.

What Should Be Included in a First-Aid Kit?

Each of your first-aid kits should have the following items:

  1. An up-to-date first-aid manual
  2. A list of emergency phone numbers          
  3. Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
  4. Bonding agent tape
  5. Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids) in quite a few sizes
  6. Flexible bandage
  7. A bandage
  8. Antiseptic wipes           
  9. Soap
  10. Antibiotic ointment
  11. Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
  12. Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
  13. Acetaminophen plus ibuprofen
  14. Extra prescription medicines (if the family is going on holiday)
  15. Tweezers
  16. Sharp scissors
  17. Safety pins
  18. Disposable instant cold packs
  19. Calamine lotion
  20. Alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
  21. Thermometer
  22. Tooth safeguarding kit
  23. Plastic non-latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)
  24. Flashlight then extra batteries
  25. A blanket
  26. .Mouthpiece for giving CPR (you can get one from your local Red Cross)
  27. Keep a blanket in your kit as well.

After you've packed your first-aid kits, do the following:

  • Read the first-aid instructions to learn how to use the supplies in your kits. (If your children are old enough, go over the important themes with them.) Check to see if the manual is up to date by reading it from time to time.
  • Keep first-aid kits out of reach of children but within easy reach of adults.
  • Check the kits on a frequent basis. Replace any goods that are missing or have expired.
  • Ascertain that babysitters and other caregivers are aware of the kit's location and how to utilize it.
  • Make that the flashlight batteries are in good working order.
  • Pack the first-aid kit in your checked luggage if you're flying. Many of the products will be prohibited from being carried on.

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