One thing every home needs is a first aid kit. How many times have you gone to grab a bandaid, only to find you used the last one, 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. You don’t want to be stuck in an emergency situation and find yourself unprepared.
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
- – thermometer
- – 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 your 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.