Now that my son Nacho is 5, I’ve learned that a portable first aid kit is one of our summer essentials. My boy spends nearly all of his time exploring local parks, playgrounds, and beyond with his friends. Of course, accidents are bound happen during their outdoor adventures, so I’ve prepared myself for every minor emergency.
Here’s what I have on hand every time we go outdoors.
Yes, this one is obvious but worth a reminder; make sure to keep some cute plasters like Band-Aids in your bag.
3. Insect bite remedy
Unfortunately, peak mossie and sand fly season coincides with summer. Keep a small tube or spray container of soothing insect bite on hand for when it’s needed.
4. Antibiotic spray or cream
Keep scrapes and cuts from getting infected with a cooling, no-rub spray or tube of cream.
5. Paw paw ointment
The perfect soother for any scrape or bang and dynamite on sore, chapped lips and skin too.
For cuts that require more than a single plaster, I like flexible gauze that will stick without any tape.
Get rid of splinters — fast — with a trusty pair of tweezers. A quick spritz of antibiotic spray will help ensure that they’re clean before you use them.
More tips for good first aid:
- Planning for an emergency
- 8 health and safety essentials for new parents
- 5 tricks that will end the sunscreen battle