First-Aid Kit Essentials
What better time to stock a first-aid kit than at the start of the summer season, when many accidents occur. While you can't prevent all accidents, you can be prepared. Here is a list of helpful things to include:
- Antibacterial gel or foam
- Triple-antibiotic ointment
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Sterile gauze pads
- Adhesive tape
- Cold packs
- Infant and children's Motrin or Tylenol
- Oral antihistamine
- Rubbing alcohol
- Digital thermometer
Sara DuMond, MD, is a pediatrician, a mom of two young children, and an American Baby adviser.
Copyright © 2008 Meredith Corporation. Originally published in June 2007 issue of American Baby magazine.
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