As a mom, I always like to be prepared. Being prepared means keeping a stocked diaper bag. One of the things I never thought to put in my diaper bag was a little first aid kit. Don't ask me how this slipped my mind, especially as a mom to a super active toddler! I recently put together a mini first aid kit and I wanted to share just what I put in there!
Here's the lowdown:
Neosporin To Go . This lovely product was given to me complimentary from Influenster in my TLC Vox Box! I had never seen it before, but it's genius. It's a spray so if you're out and about with dirty hands, there's no need to touch your child's wound...just spray the neosporin on and you're good to go! Thanks to @Influenster, I'm #NeoReady!
Alcohol Wipes. If your child gets a scraped knee when you're out, chances are, you may not be able to get to a bathroom to thoroughly clean the scrape. These alcohol wipes hardly take up any space and they'll quickly disinfect the cut until you can get home and clean it with soap and water.
Bandages. This is probably pretty self explanatory. I suggest finding a character that your child loves to help cheer them up while they're in pain. I always buy the assorted size box too so that you can cover any size of cut/scrape!
Tweezers. Great for getting out splinters and tons of other uses....including emergency brow shaping! ;)
Disposable Gloves. Once again, great for when you aren't able to wash up before bandaging your child. Make sure to get latex free if anyone has an allergy! Helpful hint: I also use these when applying self tanning lotion! :)
Instant Cold Pack. I had no clue these even existed! They're so cool and super helpful for little ones' boo boos!
. Clean up before and after! I like the kind that I can just hook to my diaper bag for every day sanitizing!
You can customize your kit for your own needs. You might want to add heavier duty things like gauze and medical tape. You might even want to take some benadryl. I wanted to keep mine very small since my diaper bag is already packed full with two kiddos in diapers. You can also keep a bigger kit in your car!