As you may know, I used to work for the Girl Scouts, and through my experience with them, learning to “be prepared” became a way of life. Now as a mom, I like to make sure I have everything on hand – expecting the unexpected.
When it came time to make a First Aid Kit for my car, I knew I wanted it to be complete, kid friendly, easily organized, and portable. And inexpensive – you can’t forget that part! While you might be able to buy a better commercial version, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better home made first aid kit anywhere!
I started with an old cosmetic case (this one was once filled with makeup as an Ulta Set). I like that the platforms slide out to make everything instantly accessible without having to dig through a bag.
While the case is great, closing securely and easily carried with a sturdy handle, it’s what’s inside that really matters! One of my favorite inclusions is my threaded stacking tubes I picked up for $1 each from Target. Inside I have a little pharmacy of pain relievers to keep us feeling comfortable where ever we go!
Check out what’s inside my Kid Friendly Ultimate First Aid Kit below!
What’s in my kit?
1 – Stacking Tubes with Tylenol, Aleve, Asprin and Ibuprophin, Exlax, Immodium, Pepto, Tums, and Allergy Pills
2 – Emetrol for Nausea – This syrup is great for easing queasy stomachs for both kids and adults.
3 – Baby Tylenol or Ibuprofen for fevers or pain
4 – Dramamine for Motion Sickness
5 – Bandaids and Gauze Pads of all shapes and sizes including printed band aids for kids!
6 – Alcohol and No Sting Cleansing Pads
7 – Paper Soap for Washing Wounds
8 – Gauze Wrap for burns or wounds
9 – Ace Bandage for twists and sprains
10 – Medical Tape for holding gauze
11 – First Aid Spray (for Kids) Cream (for us)
12 – Plastic Gloves
13 – Instant Ice Pack
14 – Tweezers for Splinters
15 – Be Koool Fever Sheets: We absolutely love these as they not only help reduce fevers, but are very soothing to sick little ones, or adults with headaches.
16 – Thermometer
17 – Q-Tips and Baby Nail Files
18 – Diaper Rash Cream: We like the samples we got with formula samples when the kids were newborns.
19 – A&D Ointment
Skin and Stings:
20 – Topical Benadryl for Kids
21 – After Bite for Kids
22 – Sting Soothers
23 – Sunscreen Stick (since we always forget)
24 – Baby Powder for chafing
25 – Contact Case and Solution for Mom (could also be used as an emergency eye wash)
It’s a tight squeeze – but it’s all in there! What’s in your first aid kit for kids? Leave a comment and we’ll add it to our list!
A few disclaimers: I am not a medical professional, and therefore this list is not provided as medical advice. I do keep my kit in the car, and while I acknowledge that heat and sun can reduce the efficiency of medicines, we feel that having a less effective product is better than not having it with us at all. Our car is typically in a weathered garage so less damage is done. I am aware that medical professionals recommend keeping medicines in original, child-proof containers, but believe that our case is kept safely out of tiny hands for the time being.