Children are very active and energetic and unfortunately this can lead to an array of potential injuries from bee stings to cuts and scrapes.
One of the best things you can do is to be prepared for anything by having a complete first aid kit. Since it is not likely that you will find a pre-made kit that has everything you will need in it, it is best to make your own from scratch so that you always have everything you need. You will also want to keep your kit up high or in a locking cabinet out of the reach of children.
Perhaps the most important thing you can put in your first aid kit is phone numbers and names. This should be sewn, glued, or taped on the inside of your kit and should include information for your doctor, the local hospital, and a nearby neighbour or family member, as you may need someone to stay with another child if one needs to be taken for care, or you may need a ride to the hospital.
Now, let’s talk about what should be kept in a good first aid kit.
If you have a child with an allergy, such as to shellfish, bees, peanuts, or other substance, you will want to make sure to always carry medication with you. The same holds true for those with asthma. Check to make sure all medication is up to date, and not expired.
It certainly cannot hurt to have more than one first aid kit. You may want a big one for the house, but several smaller kits for the car or the nappy bag. No matter where you decide to keep first aid kits, just make sure they are properly secured so that all items are kept safely out of the hands of children.