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First Aid Kits for Kids

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

Do you have children in the home?

A good, simple first aid kit is essential, and one that is specific for children.

Medications for children are based off their weight and/or age depending on the drug. Because of this, standard adult medication generally cannot be used on children under 12 years of age. So you need to ensure you have a seperate medical kit for kids.

So what should you stock on your kit? Here is what I recommend.

  • Thermometer - axillary (under the arm) or tympanic (in the ear). See my post on the different thermometers and which one to choose for your family.

  • Paracetamol for children - suggested brand would be dymadon. A lot of parents find their children refuse or vomit up the brand name Panadol due to the taste

  • Ibuprofen for children - either Nurofen or Advil

  • Gripe water for infants - such a great herbal medication to keep on hand for new parents! It relieves symptoms of colic and gas and can be used from 1 month old.

  • Fess saline nose spray with added suction bulb - perfect for the early days after birth if they have mucous and are congested, and for any times when your little ones catch a cold or get a blocked nose. Spray prior to feeds and suction out any excess mucous to help clear those nasal passages.

  • Hot/Cold pack - these ones are great form for kids

  • Bandaids - grab some cute character ones for the little. They work as a fantastic placebo

  • Gauze

  • Saline

  • Steri strips (also known as butterfly strips)

  • Cotton wool balls

  • bandages

  • Vaseline

  • Bonjela

Don't forget to keep the kit out of reach and in a locked cupboard, away from the curious minds of little ones.

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