Baby first aid kit: what's and nots to include
As your tender buds keep growing, their wings of exploration also get wider dimensions.
Your baby will crawl, move around, take some leaps, go cruising, and learn the initial baby step. It won’t be surprising to find your little one every day in some new location of your house. The bees would want to know the hidden treasure inside the cabinets, and corners of the house, play with drawers, doors, etc. So, bumps and bruises are a common occurrence after all it’s such a tasking job. Also, when your munchkin is moving around, he/she may be troubled by some insect ending up in insect bite or rashes. In addition to these, seasons keep changing that bring along some viral infections, allergies, etc. During the teething phase, the irritation and pain of the gum make your kid put toys or anything within reach in their mouth leading to infection, and fever.
In this growing phase, you take all the precautions and extreme care but still, there could be times where your cupcake may get sick or injured. Honestly speaking even after so much care injuries/sicknesses are just inevitable. With such unpredictable and sudden moments, the first thing that should be within your reach is the First Aid Kit.
Some injuries and medical conditions need immediate attention and if the first aid kit is handy it could be of great help and a time-saver. Also, some minor cases don't require visits to a doctor/hospital. But one thing that’s very important to understand is, first aid kits are meant to take care of situations at the initial stages/ minor treatable cases. If the baby is restless, unsettled, or very cranky, the injury/sickness is too bad then immediate medical care should be sought. The situation needs to be dealt with care, and a tactful approach.
Now that it sounds practical to have the First Aid Kit, we at Mommy pure would like to assist you.
You can start with either having a small kit or a bag preferably with sections. The important items include
- Digital Thermometer
- Cotton balls & sterile graze
- Saline water nasal drops
- Alcohol wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Antiseptic bandages & antiseptic solution
- Micropore tape/adhesive (skin-friendly)
- Small scissors
- Antibiotic ointment
- Pair of gloves
- Nail clippers
- Baby brush or comb
- Medicine dispenser, measuring caps, disposable syringe
- Nasal aspirator
- Syrup for fever, pain, gas/abdominal colic, minor allergies, and nasal decongestant
- Calamine lotion, aloe vera gel, diaper rash cream, and baby moisturizer
- Petroleum jelly
- List of your baby’s pediatrician and emergency phone numbers
- Torch with batteries
- Baby decongestant balms
- Instruction manual and a copy of baby's prescription mentioning the correct dosage of the medicines kept inside
Precaution - Do not keep any sharp objects, medicines of the elderly, and non-medical items. Keep the first aid kit handy but out of your baby's reach.
Have a regular check-in session to keep a tab on the stock /expired items. Arrange it well. Make sections and name them appropriately. Keep it in a cool dry place where there is no humidity or temperature fluctuation. Ensure that this storage section is known to everybody at home.
While we wish that your sweet pie keeps growing safely, having a first aid kit well prepared and handy can save a great ordeal during emergencies.