I am a mom of 3 children who are 5, 3, and 1. Scrapes, cuts, and boo boos are a common occurrence anytime we are out. I came up with this first aid kit over the last year as I kept adding things we needed to my little bag. Now I seem to have everything I need to handle most boo boos on the spot; wherever we may be. My one quart first aid kit is a must for travel or anywhere for that matter. I always carry mine with me in my purse and have used it at the park and other daily activities at home. I thought I would share my idea with you. I call it this because it all fits in a quart size Ziploc bag.
It starts with a Johnson and Johnson travel first aid kit. They cost about a dollar and are in the travel section at stores like Target and Walmart. (You can use the $1 off coupon for any J&J product and get them for free. I have a stash of about 10 that I got for free) The kit contains 2 cleansing wipes, 2 gauze pads, 2 knuckle band aids, and 6 band aids in 2 sizes. This is a great start. I have extra kits in my car, kitchen, purse, etc. Just add a tube of Neosporine and you are good to go. I also like this little box because it keeps all the band aids in one spot, nice and neat. I pack it with as many Dora and Hello Kitty band aids as I can since they can fix a multitude of boo boos.
I then have two types of Neosporine plus pain relief. One is the cream and the other is the spray. The small tube of cream will fit inside the little first aid box. The spray is great for skinned knees.
I also have a tube of kids after bite. This works on bee stings as well as mosquito bites.
A 2oz bottle of hand sanitizer.
Additional band aids I put in the first aid kit box.
Bottle of children’s Tylenol meltaways.
A small stick of Neutrogena suntan lotion. This is great to use on the face. Just in case I think they need a little on the face, ears, or back of the neck.
A few hair ties (for my daughter and optional)
Unless everything is under 3 oz (I think the Neosporine is 4oz) you cannot take this in your carryon on the airplane. I put it in my suitcase but then move it to my diaperbag or purse when we get there.
Please leave a comment and let us know if there is anything else you would put in a One Quart First Aid Kit.
Have a fun and safe summer with your family!!!