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Home First Aid Kit Essentials for Families: Free Downloadable Checklist

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Ever wondered what first aid kit essentials you should keep handy at home or for travel? We’ve put together a useful list of first aid kit essentials to help you deal with any bumps and bruises that you or your little ones may get.

Getting a first aid kit together makes sense – you can keep one at home and have one for travel. It’s good to have the medical essentials at hand so you don’t need to rush out if your little one gets a cut or scrape that can be easily treated at home. So here’s our free downloadable to make your life easier: Sassy Mama First Aid Kit Essentials printable.

Sassy Mama’s First Aid Kit Essentials:

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Sassy Mama’s First Aid Kit Essentials:
– Plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes
– Small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings
– At least 2 sterile eye dressings
– Triangular bandages
– Crêpe rolled bandages
– Safety pins
– Disposable sterile gloves
– Tweezers
– Scissors
– Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
– Sticky tape
– Thermometer (preferably digital)
– Skin rash cream, such as hydrocortisone or calendula
– Cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
– Antiseptic cream
– Painkillers such as paracetamol (or infant paracetamol for children)
– Antihistamine cream or tablets
– Distilled water for cleaning wounds
– Eye wash and eye bath

This handy downloadable checklist shows you exactly what you should include in your home first aid kit: creams, bandages, and all the potions and lotions you need to treat everything from cuts and scrapes to fevers and allergies. Being aware of what’s in your first aid kit allows you and your family to be better prepared for dealing with sudden accidents — turning potential emergencies into manageable mishaps!

If however an emergency does arise (touch wood it doesn’t!) it’s always a good idea to have a list of emergency contact numbers firmly plastered on your fridge, so that if you’re not at home when an accident happens, whoever is there (whether that’s your helper, a babysitter, a family member or a friend) will know exactly who to call.

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