Keeping Kids Healthy Advice
Build Your OwFirst Aid Kit
Many injuries are not threatening and do not require medical attentio, but having a well-stocked first-aid kit cabe important iaemergency situatio. Knowing how to treat minor injuries and having the following basic supplies camake a difference iaemergency. Some pre-packaged first-aid kits do not contaiall that your family may need, so consider creating your own.
a container, such as a fishing tackle box or art supply box
first-aid manual (you may want to consider taking a first-aid class, as well)
band-aids (ivarious sizes)
antiseptic solutio(such as hydrogeperoxide)
disposable instant cold packs
oral medicatiosyringe (for small childre)/dosing cup
alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
mouthpiece for administering CPR (call your local Red Cross to get one)
emergency contact numbers (your family doctor, PoisoControl Center)
Make sure that all medications are not expired. You may want to consider creating more thaone first-aid kit – one for your home and one to keep iyour car, and smaller ones to carry along idiaper bags. Remember to keep them secure and out of reach of childre, but easily accessible icase they are needed.