First Aid Kit for Back to School

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.

How to Assemble a First Aid Kit for Your Car

I 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!

  • Ice pack (great for playground injuries!)
  • Gauze pads
  • Band-Aids of various sizes
  • Neosporin (tube or single-use packets)
  • Non-stinging wound wash
  • Cleaning wipes for hands
  • Disposable gloves
  • 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!)
  • Dramamine
  • Hydrocortisone cream (optional, but great for any itching due to plants or insect bites)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Adhesive tape
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Jessica Morrison

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