I was sitting on the playground after school the other day when a friend’s child fell and got a bloody lip. Thankfully the school was still open for first aid supplies, but I offered up the ice pack from the first aid kit I keep stashed in the back of my van. At a friend’s suggestion, I thought I would share what we keep in our minivan’s first aid kit– and it gets A LOT of use with our 3 boys! I have one at home as well, but I will say that the car kit gets more use.
Ice pack (great for playground injuries!)
Band-Aids of various sizes
Neosporin (tube or single-use packets)
Non-stinging wound wash
Cleaning wipes for hands
Benadryl (so helpful in case of an allergic attack)
Children and adult ibuprofen (Motrin)
Children and adult acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Tweezers (great for removing ticks, insect stingers or splinters!)
Hydrocortisone cream (optional, but great for any itching due to plants or insect bites)
How to Assemble a First Aid Kit for Your CarI purchased a standard first aid kit similar to this one at my local drug store. It contains the following items (some of which I added after purchasing the kit). You could definitely make your own starting with a plastic box or caddy, or you can do what I did and do a semi-homemade one!