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Summer is in full swing and before you know it, the air will be crisp and the house will be quiet again with the kids off at school. In the meantime, kids will be on the go for the rest of the summer and accidents will happen, but having a well stocked first aid kit prepared can help you handle those everyday accidents.
Emergency supplies should not only be in your home - we here at Mountainside Medical recommend having a first aid kit for your car, bringing the kit on family vacations, and even day trips and short outings.
Keep your family safe these last days of summer by either purchasing a first aid kit online or easily making one of your own! Should you decide to make your own first aid kit, we wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you on how to make your own custom made, fully stocked first aid kit.
What kind of container should I use?
When choosing the container for your first aid supplies, you want to choose one that is going to be roomy enough for all the essential supplies, durable, waterproof, and is easy to carry and open. You can purchase an actual first aid box or if you want something more personalized, tackle boxes or containers for storing art supplies are ideal. These boxes are lightweight, feature handles and provide a lot of space that you’re going to need when stocking your first aid kit.
What are the basic essentials for a first aid kit?
- Sterile gauze pads in a variety of sizes - Adhesive bandages in different sizes - Medical tape - Elastic bandages - A splint - Antiseptic wipes -Peroxide - Antibiotic ointment - Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol - Extra prescription medications - Tweezers - Safety pins - Scissors - Cold packs - Calamine lotion - Alcohol wipes - Thermometer - Non-latex gloves - A list of emergency phone numbers - First aid manual
Preparing yourself or your family with a well-stocked first aid kit is very important for all households - especially those with children. Even though children will always get those bumps and bruises, more serious accidents can happen. During these last days of summer, come to your family’s rescue with a brand new first aid kit!