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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Aid Kit #TuesdayTips


One thing every home needs is a first aid kit. How many times have you grabbed your first aid kit, only to find you used the last bandaid, or you're out of antibiotic creams?  I know it's happened to me quite a bit. I suggest going through your first aid kit about once a month, and adding any items running low, or missing, to your shopping list.

Now where do you start when putting together a first aid kit? To get you started here is what I keep in ours:

- bandaids, different sizes
- gauze
- gauze tape
-antibiotic cream
- vaseline
- anti-itch cream
- tweezers (I still need to buy some new ones)
- small scissors
- cotton balls or swabs
- hand sanitizer
- any medications your family takes

The last one is where you're First Aid kit will differ from others. We don't have any regular meds to take, but I do like to keep ibuprofen and infants and children's Pain Reliever in ours.

Once you have all the items for your kit, you'll want something to put it all in. I love my carrying case. It's pretty similar to one my mom kept in our cupboard growing up - but until I found one for our family, I didn't realize it's meant to be a makeup box. That explains the mirror. Everything fits so nicely in it though!

What's in YOUR First Aid Kit?


  1. Great tip! I think we have first aid stuff scattered all over the house : ( Not very good if something major happens! I do have a first aid kit in each of the cars though. At least we are safe in the car : )

  2. I think almost everything you have is what we have in ours - when it's fully stocked. Our children go through band aids like we own stock in them or something!

  3. I really love this. I don't have everything in one spot now and it is such a pain to get everything if we do need something!

  4. We have a few first aid kits but I need to make a large one for the home. I am considering getting a backpack to store it all.

  5. I need to add itch cream to my first aid kit. These mosquitoes are vicious this year!

  6. I think we have what you have--just not so nicely organized. Great post! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party, and I have pinned this to the Bloggers Brags board.


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