Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Be Prepared"

I am the mother of an active five year old boy. He plays in parks, goes fishing, plays sports. He likes to run, ride his bike, climb trees. Since we are often on the go, I put together a first aid kit to keep in our car. It is intended for minor injuries incurred while playing. I have had it in there since he was about two years old.
I needed it yesterday when his friend cut his foot while the boys were playing in a park. It's the first time I have used it in a while, so I took a look at it when we got home. Some products had expired, so off we went to Walgreens to replace a couple of things.
Here is what I keep with us:
Hydrogen Peroxide wipes, for cleaning dirt from scrapes and cuts
Neosporin foaming wound cleanser
Sterile pads for scraped knees and such, and for wiping away the foaming cleanser!
A box of band-aids in assorted sizes
A tube of Neosporin ointment
It all fits nicely in a little round container I bought on clearance after Christmas one year.

Do I need any other items in my first aid arsenal? What have I forgotten?

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Michelle said...

I didn't know you could buy Perxiode wipes, with Jonah playing football I need to add those to my kit. Can't wait to see you :)

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

It looks like you have everything covered. Thanks for stopping by and keep us posted on your 5 year old... I can't imagine.