Setting up a Family First Aid Kit!

file0001924831000.jpgWhen you have kids or are accident prone (like I am), a comprehensive first aid kit is a must. After so many years and iterations, this is the first aid kit that works best for our family.

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Before!

Earlier this week, I set to clear out any old/expired ointments, medications, bandages (they don’t expire, but they can become… unsticky), and re-organize. The kids were asleep, so it was the perfect time to get started. I did have one helper. Fiona. Her idea of help was to jump into the first aid box whenever it was empty.

A few years ago, we started off with a pretty well-stocked First Aid Kit, which you can see in the photos is the black, cloth, zippered pouch.  Since we take it camping with us, I’ve also added tampons (They have practical first aid uses as well), Arnica cream, extra scissors, hemostats, and hand sanitizer. It lives under our bathroom sink, and is easily accessible in case of emergency. It’s great- I’ve replaced stuff as we’ve used it, but it’s really not an “All you need” when you are accident prone.

 

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The aftermath!

 

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I love both of these products!

In addition,  we need burn cream, stuff for bruises, Wart Remover kit (little boys!), Cold Calm, Oscillococcinum (for flu like symptoms), Arnicare (which is awesome for leg cramps), a temporal scanner thermometer, Ben Gay (Don’t Judge!), CBD oil products, Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide (not shown), and exam gloves (which are great for stuff besides cleaning up owies). For that, I turned to a Sterilite plastic shoe box without a lid- I’m sure it broke years ago.

Once all of the old/gross/expired stuff was disposed of safely, I scrubbed out the box, labeled it, and repacked it. Because this box does not have a lid on it, it’s kept on the top shelf of the linen closet.

I really want to thank the awesome folks at Boiron for hooking me up with free products at last weeks Wow Summit. I love their products! I have been a fan for years. I bruise like a grape, so Arnicare gel and roll-on are life.

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My Helper, Fiona!

Talkback: I’d love to hear what’s in your family’s First Aid kit! If you don’t have one, now is your chance to grab a plastic tote and get started!

 

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7 thoughts on “Setting up a Family First Aid Kit!

  1. Dalene Ekirapa November 10, 2018 / 5:48 am

    When you have smaller kids around, its so easy to encounter minor accidents here and there thus it is so proper to have a first aid kit around. Seem yours is really packed! Just as it should be!

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  2. Marysa November 10, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    It’s great that you are getting organized and having a first aid kit ready. I need to go through our supplies. I can never seem to find Neosporin when I need it quickly, so that’s something I should probably get a couple extra of next time I go shopping.

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  3. briebrieblooms November 11, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    These are all great tips. We recently just put a family first age kit in the middle console of our car.

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  4. Vanessa Delia November 11, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I have multiple first aid kits in different locations as well. Some are kept better stocked than others. Some are used a lot so it is hard to keep them full. You have some great suggestions to add to mine.

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  5. Sara Welch November 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    I try to have first aid kits but have a hard time keeping up with them. You are definitely correct when you say they never have all you need. I am going to be trying the Arnicare. Leg cramps are the worst!

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  6. delhifundos2014 November 12, 2018 / 2:28 am

    Thanks for sharing your idea for family first aid kit. This is must and everyone need to this kit in their house. Thanks again for sharing this

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  7. Waren Jean November 13, 2018 / 9:15 am

    This is actually a good idea for family to have first aid kit just to be prepared is something happens. This is a good list. I will do this too!

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