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 tape
- 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?