Kids Medicine Cabinet Essentials.

med. _副本Back to school brings on cold and flu season. Along with fevers and runny noses, the long list of mini injuries such as scrapes, bruises, bites, burns, itches and allergies requires a well stocked medicine cabinet. This is a great time to give your medical supplies a check up and make sure you have the tools to tools on hand to treat any ailment. Medicine, both prescription and over the counter, have expiration dates so be sure to check and toss anything that has expired. You may want to buy over the counter medicine on an as needed basis to avoid waste and save space. Be prepared for any type of emergency by keeping the following items on hand.


  • Band Aid Variety Pack – Bonus Points for cheeky patterns
  • Adhesive Tape and gauze pads, butterfly bandages
  • Cold Pack / Boo Boo BuddyBandage Shears / small scissors
  • Tweezers – Splinters
  • Neosporin or other antibiotic ointment
  • Essential Oils –  Tea tree, chamomile, eucalyptus, peppermint
  • Alcohol – Sterilize and prevent infection
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – Disinfectant
  • Epsom Salt – Soothing baths
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Multiple uses including relief from sunburn and Poison Ivy
  • Coconut Oil – Soothes burns, antibacterial, sunscreen, bug repellant
  • Benadryl / Antihistamine
  • Saline Solution – Eye care and Nasal Rinse
  • Calamine Lotion – Sunburn, rashes, insect bites and stings
  • Hydro-cortisone Cream – Itching
  • Neti Pot –  Stuffy nose
  • Hot Water Bottle – Soothe sore muscles
  • Thermometer – Fever check
  • Rub on Painkiller for teething such as Orajel, teething tablets for tots.
  • Spare toothbrush
  • Pedialyte – Stomach flu or dehydration

 

You can choose to purchase a complete first aid kit and there are many options depending on how much you want to spend. A basic kit from Red Cross runs about $29.00. For a bit more investment, $92.00 will get you the Best Made Metal First Aid Kit. For the Mack Daddy of them all, Jet Pack Solo will cover all your needs for a mere $299.00, worth it if you have an accident prone family.

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