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Our son has been going to school/daycare since he was 3 months old. Therefore, he’s been hit with a lot of illnesses and ailments that typically come from being in a classroom with other germy kids. As a working mom, I learned that the best offense is a good defense. So I learned to be prepared with all of the essentials for this next school year (just in case). For a successful back-to-school healthy year, I made sure to stock our home first aid station.

HOW TO MAKE your own first aid kit

In the case of our household, I try to plan for the usual ailments and emergencies that come from a having a young kid in school which include:






-Abrasions (scrapes)



-Gastrointestinal problems

-Skin reactions


Here are some of the essentials we had in our home first aid kit:

Adhesive Bandages/Roller Bandages- My little one prefers ones with designs on them

Antibiotic Ointments- I try to get the smaller tubes as to not let it go. The big tubes tend to expire.

Gauze- big and small pads

Medicine- for adults and children, don’t forget any measuring cups or devices, especially for children’s medicine

Thermometer- oral thermometer or forehead thermometer

Tweezers- for those splinters

Scissors- to cut any bandages or gauze

Aspirin – that’s for me 🙂

Disinfecting wipes- I personally love using Clorox disinfecting wipes. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are a multi-tasking clean-it-all wipe. I pick them up at Target and I use them for toys, surfaces, the floors, the desks, etc.  They remove germs, bacteria, kitchen grease and all kinds of stuff that might be lurking in your home. These wipes are a multi-surface, multi-mess, all-in-one wipe! I love that they are so convenient for a quick wipedown of anything germy. In fact, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of germs including viruses that cause colds and flu. During fall and winter, these wipes are a life saver. They’re also effective against common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Salmonella enterica, and E. coli.  Like I said, I’m  a working mom so time is of the essence. i need something quick, convenient, but EFFECTIVE.  With Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you clean and disinfect at the same time.

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When putting together a first aid kit, here are some tips:

-Keep items accessible but out of reach for little ones


-Include any personal items such as medications and emergency phone numbers that are personalized for your family


-Check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents.

DSC02086-Put similar items together for a portable version of your first aid kit, just in case.

-Keep medications in one compartment, keep wound supplies in another

What do you keep in your home first aid kit?


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