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Family First Aid Kit Essentials

Taking a road trip for the day, a weekend or longer? How prepared are you for an unexpected injury or illness?

If you’re like us, it’s likely the car or portable first aid kit slipped down the priority list to a nice to have. But as the children get older, we are seeing them become more active and daring as well a so we felt now’s the time to get prepared.

A family first aid kit is an important item to have in an easily accessible location in case of emergencies or accidents whether you’re at the playground, sports, camping, or simply visiting friends or family.

This list is a combination of standard inclusions you’d find in any premade kit from your local store, plus a few extras to suit our individual needs. We found many of these items at home, repurposed an Aesop beauty case and made sure we tailored the kit to suit each family members’ individual needs.

For peace of mind we downloaded the Australian Red Cross First Aid App as a reference to help guide us in providing proper care in the event of unexpected illness.

Here are our top 15 items which you may find handy to help you put together your on the go first aid kit:

  • Assorted band-aids
  • Allery relief
  • Panadol – children’s and adults
  • Insect Repellent
  • Instant cold pack
  • Splinter probes
  • Gauze rolls
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Wound
  • Eye wipes
  • Hydrolyte
  • Antiseptic cream or wipes

You may also want to consider including any specific medications that your family members take on a regular basis, as well as instructions for their use.

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