Kiddie First Aid « Mummy Knows Best - The hands-on mum's guide to cool kids' stuff

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Kids fall sick. All the time. It’s one of the most distressing facts of parenthood. They are germ and viral infection magnets and that’s why all households with little kids are bound to have a mini-pharmacy stocked with goodies like cough syrups, fever medication, anti-allergy syrups and of course liquids to calm a troubled digestive system. After all, there are a varied set of problems attached to the last problem alone, whether it’s vomiting, loosies, gas or constipation.

Kids also fall. And get hurt. And acquire prize scratches, and bumps and bruises. Yes, they are quite boo-boo prone that way. And that’s why, it’s so important to have a proper first-aid kit all stocked and ready in times of emergency. Because when they get hurt, you don’t want to waste any time or lose your head in looking for things.

These are the must-haves in your home first aid kit:

  • Medicated cotton to clean wounds
  • Sterile gauze to bind wounds
  • Adhesive bandages in different shapes and sizes
  • Crepe bandage in case of sprains and safety pins to secure it in place
  • Antiseptic ointments and powders, such as Neosporin
  • Betadine lotion
  • Calamine lotion to soothe rashes and insect bites
  • Burnol for burns
  • Tweezers to pull out splinters
  • Blunt scissors to cut bandages and cotton

And here’s an added touch…keep a couple of toffees or sweeties in your kit as well. Guaranteed to stop the flow of tears. Works better when given in combination with a mommy-kiss!

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