It has become crucial to learn some fundamental first-aid abilities, which will be added to the long list of new talents that come with parenthood.
Knowing how to react or what to do in an incident is only one half of the equation; you’ll also need to make sure you have the correct tools and vital supplies on hand.
After all, if there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to parenting, it’s that you never know what will happen, especially when you are traveling.
1. Alcohol Wipes
Alcohol wipes can be used to clean your child’s skin before removing a splinter or to sterilize your First Aid Kit items. They are extremely beneficial when coping with injuries.
All you need is clean water to clean out a wound. For that, make it a point to always carry a bottle of clean water in case you don’t have access to a clean water source.
2. Ibuprofen and Tylenol
These common pain relievers are usually included in pre-made packages, but you’ll need to add the liquid version for children.
I would recommend a digital thermometer over glass thermometers because they have a longer lifespan and are less likely to break if a toddler bites down on them.
When you have a younger child, investing in an ear thermometer is also a good idea for checking your child’s temperature quickly.
Children with asthma require continuing medication to manage their symptoms and avoid the development of other medical concerns.
Effective asthma management allows your child to avoid trips to the emergency room or urgent care, stay in school, and just enjoy being a kid.
Consider getting a travel nebulizer to make traveling easier. These hand-held versions of the gadgets are small and lightweight, making them easy to carry in your handbag or travel bag.
You won’t have to worry about locating a plug because they normally run on AA batteries. They’re also quiet and effective, so you can use them almost anyplace you and your child can sit for a few minutes.
5. Pulse Oximeter
In incidents of fainting due to excessive sun exposure or low blood sugar in children, a pulse oximeter could prove a real asset. You can consult your pediatrician over the phone if you are traveling and you should have your child’s oxygen count ready for reference.
Using it is not as complicated as using a hose for a NIBP or other similar medical equipment. A pulse oximeter is also useful if your child has asthma or other allergy-related issues.
6. Ointment with Hydrocortisone
This low-cost, over-the-counter drug can be used to treat practically any itch, including bug bites, rashes, poison ivy, and more. Stopping the itch means your kids won’t scratch, lowering the danger of subsequent infection.
7. Adhesive Bandages
Every first-aid kit should have bandages. Scrapes, bumps, and bruises can all be treated with adhesive bandages. Sprains, strains, and larger wounds can all be treated with ace bandages.
You should have a variety of bandages in various sizes. Some even have cartoon characters on them, so keep an eye out for your little one’s favorite!
Treating the wound becomes less terrifying and more cheerful when their favourite character is on the bandage. It also reduces the risk of them fighting you as you try to cure their boo-boo and improves the likelihood of them keeping them on.
Don’t we already know that when it comes to our kids’ safety, precaution is better than cure? Make sure you have everything on hand whenever required so there is no scope for chaos whether your child falls down a hill or the situation goes downhill.