Best Baby First Aid Kit
Choosing the best baby first aid kit
If you have a baby its a must to have the best baby first aid kit and know where it is and how to use it in an emergency. Firstly, find below a list of things that definitely should be in your first aid kit for babies from newborn until 1 year. It's good to buy both first aid kits for home and for travel. I try to always have one in the car and when you're out and about. For older babies, first aid kits are often used more. When your baby is on the move they are great to have for when babies bump their heads, have a cut or scratch or an insect bite etc. Read on for suggestions of the best baby first aid kit and advice on things it should include.
The Essentials for a Baby First Aid Kit
This is not an exhaustive list but are the essentials I personally have in my baby's first aid kit at home.
Waterproof container with a lock - Ideally you want a waterproof durable container with a lock so that children can't get into it but you can quickly and easily. If you can make sure it's portable and easy to carry as you may have to carry it to your baby across the house. Make sure it's labelled First Aid clearly so other people know what it is. You can buy a First Aid box or make your own.
First Aid Manual / Information - A First Aid manual can provide you with useful information in an emergency.
List of emergency names and numbers
Painkiller - Acetaminophen and ibuprofen as recommended by your doctor. Babies under 3 months shouldn't be given any acetaminophen without a doctor's approval. And be aware that after this, dosage should be according to a baby's weight and not their age. But for older babies you can have some appropriate painkiller for fevers. Also make sure you follow the instructions on the package carefully. Any medicine should come with a syringe or dropper which you can use to give the baby.
Baby Thermometer - Essential for taking temperature.
Dressings - Sticking plasters, adhesive tape, bandages and sterile gauze dressings.
Antiseptic cream or spray - Antihistamine cream for insect bites and stings.
Scissors - For cutting bandages etc down to size
Tweezers - Always good for splinters.
Eye wash to rinse irritants from eyes
Useful to have -
A nasal aspirator - Great for clearing the nose of young babies to help them breathe and sleep better.
A hot water bottle and an ice pack
Medibag First Aid Kit
Pediatrician recommended & multiple award winning product Kid friendly and contains 117 Items, plus free 45 Item refill kit (mail in offer)
Made in the USA & Mom Invented
Each Purchase gives back to people in need
Great Travel First Aid Kit
It can hold essential items for active travel.
An organized case keeps items accessible
It's designed for pack & go convenience
MediBuddy - First Aid Kit by me4kidz
Great portable first aid kit which will fit easily in your diaper bag. It features (15) 3/4" X 3" assorted kid-friendly bandages (1) 3" knee & elbow bandage (1) sting relief pad (1) burn relief cream (3) 5" X 8" antiseptic wipes (sting free) (1) burn relief cream (4) 2" X 2" gauze pads (2-two packs) (2) antibiotic ointments (12) kid-friendly fun stickers and a carry anywhere case