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Best Baby First Aid Kit

Updated on September 13, 2014

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.

Calamine lotion

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

Medibag 117 Piece Kid Friendly First Aid Kit for the Whole Family
Medibag 117 Piece Kid Friendly First Aid Kit for the Whole Family

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

Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Save Travels First Aid Kit, 70 items, (Pack of 2)
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Save Travels First Aid Kit, 70 items, (Pack of 2)

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

MediBuddy - First Aid Kit by me4kidz - Medi Buddy (Assorted Color)
MediBuddy - First Aid Kit by me4kidz - Medi Buddy (Assorted Color)

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

 

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      5 years ago

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      guy-sana-3 

      6 years ago

      This page has great prices on the Kids first aid kits shown above, plus children's cold packs, Child ID kits, and Fun decorated theme bandages! First Aid Store dot Com

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      OrlandoTipster 

      6 years ago

      Every mom traveling should get one.You never know when it will come in handy.Thanks for highlighting the need.

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      6 years ago

      Great subject for a lens. Very important to know about baby safety and baby safety tool kits. Thankyou for making the lens.Baby Blog

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      7 years ago

      Great Lens

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      Jakru 

      8 years ago

      These are some great first aid kits! I saw that was some anti itch ointment pads for the baby... It's so sad helping an infant get rid of the pain from bug stings when they could of been so easily prevented.

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