Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First Aid Kit Basics

A while back I posted a list of pantry basics.  This post will include a list of first aid and medicinal basics.  The list I'll provide will include some items that a family with small children should have on hand.  Please realize it's been a long time since I've had little ones at home, so if you've anything to add, please feel free to do so in a comment.  Also, I don't suffer from 'ailments' such as heartburn, so my kit feeds my needs.

Basic First Aid Kit for Adults and Children

Band aids of various sizes
Antibiotic cream
hydrogen peroxide OR
alcohol 70% or higher
Ace wrap
Gauze wrap
Paper tape
Small scissors
Small flashlight
Gloves (disposable)

Aspirin or pain reliever of choice for adults
Pain reliever for children
Saline spray for stuffy noses
Benadryl for allergies or to bring down swelling in an emergency (See your provider for this one)
Anything else that is need to meet a specific health issue in your family.

It would be wise to purchase a container to keep these items in for quick and easy access in time of need.  I would nor suggest a dollar store container because the lids are not too stable on most of them.  Even a large zip top baggie would serve as a container.

The free bag I got last week at Walgreens for
purchasing 3 first aid items.

I put peroxide in a small travel size bottle so it
would fit in the case.  All of these items fit in the
expandable bag.  My flashlight is too big for the case,I 'll
have to look for a small one soon.


  1. Thanks Angie for another helpful post. I cooked the rice recipe of yours and it is delicious . Definitely a staple dish now.

  2. I'm so glad this blog can be helpful to you. Your thankfulness gives me the will to continue writing, just for you.

    1. Oh Angie that is the sweetest thing. I do appreciate your blog and I love your recipes and your east make at home items like the orange oil. Thank you for your effort you put into your blog . I am always happy when I see you have posted a blog .

  3. Yes, it is so important to have a good first aid kit when a small accident happened. I have in mine also some single packs
    with sterile gauze pads, and spezial pads for burn injuries (important in a household) and of course a digital thermometer.Also some elasticised support bandages and some safety pins. There are always 2 cold compresses in the freezer to reduce
    swellings when needed. Well. of course we all hope and wish that we will not need these helpful things so often.

  4. Thank you for the additional items you mentioned. I do have burn cream to add to my kit. I need to find a few safety pins, though.