What is a travel first aid kit?
If in case of an accident, injury or emergency, you should always have a "travel first aid kit" ready in your purse or in your child's bag
When should you start carrying a first aid kit?
We suggest you to bring a first aid kit from newborn and up. There is no age restrictions/limit and you should always be prepared when you're out and about with your child. It doesn't have to be in a box, but a lightweight carry pouch will do fine.
Here's what we suggest you should carry:
- Emergency contact numbers written on paper, laminated if possible and placed where easily found together with the first aid kit. - Suitable for all ages
- Different size bandaids/plasters
- Antisepetic solution or creams for cuts and scrapes to help prevent infections
- Disposable instant cold packs for relief of swelling
- Alcohol Wipes
- Thermometer if possible (for your own bag, not in your child's)
- Ibuprofen or Paracetemol (for your own bag, not in your child's)
- Insect Repellent
- Syringe if you may need to feed babies/toddlers liquid medication
Who should be in the list of your emergency contacts:
parent contact name and phone numbers
- your family doctor name and contact number
- local hospital, name and contact if applicable