baby first aid kit?
I want to make a baby first aid kit, what things do I need in it?
- alishatravisLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are some first-aid kit suggestions you might like to consider:
• Infant/child thermometer
• Children's and infants' liquid pain reliever. Do not use aspirin; use paracetamol in liquid or tablet form. Always give doses as recommended by your doctor. Ensure the product locked in your cabinet is in date.
• Calamine lotion for sunburn and rashes and sting reliever spray for insect bites.
• Antibacterial cream for cuts and scrapes.
• Tweezers and needles for splinters and thorns, with some matches for sterilising them.
• A pair of sharp scissors.
• Children's sunscreen lotion.
• Children's insect repellent.
• An assortment of sticky plasters in various sizes and shapes.
• Assorted bandages, including a one-inch and a two-inch strip for holding dressings and compresses in place.
• Adhesive tape.
• Finger bandage and applicator.
• Sterile gauze.
• Mild liquid soap (most antibacterial and deodorant soaps are too strong for babies' sensitive skin.
• An oral syringe or calibrated cup or spoon for administering medicines to infants and children.
• A first-aid manual. Read it before anything happens.
• If your child has asthma, or is allergic to bee stings, peanuts, or shellfish -- or if he has some other type of life-threatening allergy -- carry his medication on you and keep a spare set in your first-aid kit. Always make sure these items are in date, and are updated as your doctor changes your child's prescription.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Same stuff you would have in a regular first aid kit but in baby size.
- MJLv 61 decade ago
Neosporin, Desitin, Bactine spray or band Aid Brand wound wash,assortment of water proof bandaids (including round ones), gauze pads, sting relief, bug bite cream, tweezers (for splinters)children's motrin chewables, childrens benadryl chewables,a tube of face sunblock. Sounds like a lot but it is definitly better to be safe than sorry. i have two first aid bags for my rowdy boys along with an arm sling and finger splints.
YIKES!! You'll do fine I'm sure. Good Luck on your new adventure.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
•A basic first aid manual, available through the American Red Cross, or one of the many books on first aid you can find in your local bookstore.
•Infant acetaminophen (such as liquid Tylenol) to reduce fever and ease pain.
•Infant ibuprofen (such as Advil), which also is a pain reliever and fever reducer. (Remember, when your baby is under 3 months old, these medications should not be used to treat any fever without a doctor's evaluation. Fevers in babies this young can be a sign of very serious illness.)
•An oral syringe calibrated with milliliter (ml) markers to measure and administer liquid medicine. Never use household teaspoons to administer medications to infants and children.
•Saline drops to loosen mucus in a stuffy nose.
•Baby oil or hydrocortisone cream (1 percent solution), to soothe itchy skin.
•Petroleum jelly to lubricate rectal thermometer.
•Alcohol wipes or liquid rubbing alcohol to clean the thermometer.
•A bulb syringe to remove mucus from a clogged nose.
•Cotton balls, cotton swabs, and sterile gauze.
•Antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin) to reduce risk of infection in case of scrapes and minor cuts.
•Antiseptic solution (such as hydrogen peroxide) to clean wounds. (However, doctors often recommend just soap and water for wound cleaning, so you may prefer these if they're available when an injury occurs., )
•Adhesive bandages in various sizes.
•Cold packs for your freezer and disposable instant cold packs for the road to reduce swelling and ease the pain of bumps and bruises.
•A list of emergency phone numbers, including the number of your local poison control center. The national toll-free number is 1-800-222-1222.
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- 6 years ago
here you have seen lots of things that you have to keep in baby first aid but do you know that how it exactly works and how to use it??
You should have enough knowledge for it....!Source(s): Be First Aid Ready
- 1 decade ago
rectal thermometer, baby tylenol, band aids ,nail clippers, vasoline, cotton balls, rubbing alchol, q-tips, baby ambesol