10 Rules for Summer Safety

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:

  • Band-Aids
  • Soap
  • Antibacterial gel or foam
  • Triple-antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Tweezers
  • Washcloths
  • 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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