How To Make A Children’s First Aid Kit
Have you thought about how to make a children’s first aid kit? I’m updating a post I wrote about three years ago, for those of you who may have missed it. I don’t know about you, but it seems whenever I have my kids or grandkids here someone gets hurt. It might be a scratch, a bee sting or a cut. Sometimes the kids have a fever or a cough. One of the reasons I made this container was to have a children’s first aid kit ready for them and keep me on track for the expiration dates for my little ones when they visit us. I can grab this container and quickly check the dates and replace them as need when expired. My neighbors have called me several times to borrow Benadryl. Some have been real emergencies and possible life threatening situations. We were ready to call 911 if the stuff didn’t work quickly. We have had keys in hand to run to the hospital once as well.
Therefore, I decided to put together a Children’s Medical Kit with a two layer plastic container I purchased at JoAnn’s Craft Store. Of course, I used my 40% off coupon so the kit was very affordable. My daughter does vinyl lettering so I asked her to make me the set you see on the container. A Magic Marker would work too! I liked this one because it has a handle and snap-on lid, but any container will work. Snapware Snap ‘N Stack 9.8″L x 6.6″W Storage Container This would be great to grab and go to the park or family reunion, right?
Children’s First Aid Kit Before:
Here’s the deal, we all have different medications we like to use for ourselves, our kids and grandkids. This makes it easy to spot the children’s first aid kit quickly. You won’t have to dig through the hall closet or medicine cabinet to find what you need right now for that little one. You probably know by now I am a firm believer in natural remedies like essential oils, and “My Doctor Suggests Silver” Solution. No, it doesn’t turn your body blue unless you make silver yourself with the incorrect ingredients. Here is a link you may want to check out: My Doctor Suggests Silver Solution I have used it for 5-6 years and I have to have a large supply on hand or I get nervous. No, I do not take it every day. I take it when I have been exposed to sick people or I feel like I’m coming down with something. Everyone needs to do their own research and use the items that you feel are right for their own family.
Children’s First Aid or Medical Kit Contents:
Items for your children’s first aid kit:
- Childrens’ Advil
- Childrens’ Benadryl
- Hand sanitizer
- Orajel for sore gums or teething
- Childrens’ Motrin
- Childrens’ Tylenol
- Childrens’ cough syrup
- Baby wipes
- Childrens’ thermometer
- Lip balm
- Essential oils
This one I will keep in the hall closet so it is ready to grab and let the kids choose their favorite band-aids when needed. I tried to gather the most important things we might need if we are unable to go to the store. I am adding a thermometer to the kit as well. I want to be prepared for the unexpected if the pharmacies are closed or the weather is not safe to drive in. I guess you can call me Nervous Nellie. Please let me know what items you would add to your children’s first kit. I would love to hear.
4 thoughts on “How To Make A Children’s First Aid Kit”
Dollar Tree has children’s (GENERIC) Benadryl and Tylenol. Also, their mini packs of tissues are great for on the go. I use their Vitamin C drops (they look like citrus cough drops) are great for kids who have scratchy throats due to cold or allergies and they get a Vitamin C boost.
Great comment! I will have to check out Dollar Tree, love hearing this, thank you! Linda
Thank you Liinda.
I love reading your articles.
Once again, you’ve inspired me!
Hi Rose, thank you for your kind words, my sweet friend. Linda