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What do you have in your first aid kit and in car?

(5 Posts)
tracyk Wed 17-May-06 21:56:47

Just realised - I don't have a first aid kit - just Calpol and Medised.
What are the basics and do you carry duplicates in the boot of the car?
Have 2 yo.

tracyk Thu 18-May-06 09:37:24


controlfreaky Thu 18-May-06 09:41:36

calpol / plasters / antiseptic wipes / wasp and bee sting spray / plastic bags (for travel sickness)/ bottle water (for rinsing wound etc)/ tweezers
err think that's it.

Skribble Thu 18-May-06 09:46:37

I did have a kit in the car ages ago but it seems to have vanished, it is just a standard kit you can buy. I treated myself to one from lidls. It has everything in a plastic pockets sort of thing that lifts out, so you can see everything and get to it quickly.

I would say gloves are a must for the car one but not so much for at home. If you are trained you might want a mask for resus. The kits have it all such as a variety of dressings on bandages, swabs, triangles etc. BTW cotton wool is not normaly included or recommended, possibly due to it being to fluffy and making more of a mess of any wound.

In the house I have a medicine box, a first aid box and a box with emrgency stuff like big swabs, wash and bandage. Its supposed to make it easier to crab TBH I would just grab the whole lot.

One thing I did from early on was have a small kit in my bag for going out with the kids. Easy to treat kids cuts and grazes etc when out shopping rather than upsetting the kids trying to find a loo or get a shops first aid kit when all you need is a plaster.

I got one of the plastic boxes the plasters come in and filled it with kids plasters with pics on, antiseptic wipes, mini tube of magic cream (antiseptic), plasters and a couple of calpol sachets. Takes up very little room and has been used a lot on dys out and at the shops.

Skribble Thu 18-May-06 09:48:22

Oh yes plastic bags, baby wipes, loo roll and a mini antiseptic cleaning spray essential for travel sick kids.

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