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Need help figuring out what to put in a mini first aid kit bag? Look no further! Today I’ve got a fabulous guest post from Chrissie, mom and healthcare professional at Joy Through Chaos, to teach us all about this handy DIY kit for first aid emergencies.
Here you’ll find out exactly how to make a mini first aid kit bag that’s perfect to toss in your purse, diaper bag, and even your child’s backpack!
First aid kits are expensive to purchase ready made. Not only that but most of the time they come packed with things that you may not know how or why to use. And that’s no good! You want every single item in your first aid kit to be practical and easy to use.
First Aid Kit Bag Supplies
Supplies you’ll need to make your First Aid Kit Bag
- Cute, small zipper pouch
- A few band-aids
- A small container of vaseline
- A few small gauze pads
- Athletic Tape
- CPR face shield
- Hand Sanitizer
- Antibacterial Wipes
Why you need these in your First Aid Bag…
Never know when you might get a small blister, papercut, or scrape that may require a band-aid!
This stuff often gets a bad rap because it’s a petroleum-based product, but it’s a fantastic first aid ointment because it’s so incredibly versatile. You can use it on diaper rash, small cuts, as a lip gloss, and even over those itchy poison ivy rashes to help keep it from spreading while you’re traveling home. It also doesn’t contain any medications, which is essential when tossing things into your child’s backpack since most schools have a rule against it.
Gauze Pads and Athletic Tape
Always keep these on hand for cuts and scrapes that are too big for a band-aid. Layer them over the area and secure with the tape in your kit.
Tampons and Maxi Pads
Yes. Even your teenage son should have these in his first aid kit. They have great first aid uses outside of their intended use as menstrual care products. Both are made to absorb large volumes of liquid, and they’re sterile. Blood is a liquid. In a catastrophic situation, maxi-pads can be used as trauma pads to help absorb blood and tampons can be placed in puncture or gunshot wounds to stop bleeding until additional help can arrive.
CPR Face Shield
These are pretty cheap, and a must-have for every kit. I see so often that people are hesitant to perform CPR because of the mouth to mouth breathing. Carrying a face shield is an easy way to combat that fear. Also, know that hands-only CPR is always an option and is better than doing nothing.
Hand Sanitizer and Antibacterial Wipes
These are great to use in a pinch to clean hands and wounds when soap and water aren’t available.
Education on First Aid Kit Bag
Taking a few moments to chat with your child about what is in their mini first aid kit bag and how to use each item, will help them significantly. Not only to help themselves if they get hurt but also to help others if they get hurt too.
And that’s it! A simple mini first aid kit bag that’s perfect to toss in your purse, diaper bag, and backpack!
Thank you to Chrissie for putting together this great information!
Chrissie is the mom and healthcare professional behind Joy Through Chaos. She loves iced coffee, old quilts, and looks forward to the day she’ll be able to bathe in complete solitude again. She promises to empower her readers with relevant, actionable, and medically credible information they can use to become confident with emergency response and keep their kids safe.
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