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#1 little leisa

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:10 AM

I checked our First Aid kit the other day and all I found were 3 different sized sticky plasters, one munted roll of bandage tape, a pair of rusty tweezers and a pack of laxatives.

So I'm on a mission to create the ultimate First Aid Kit. I know I could buy one out there but I have the box already and have a fair idea of what to put in, but what are some items you'd make sure are always stocked up in yours? (if you've ever had emergencies for bubs what did you need?)

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:18 AM

Good thread!

I've been wanting to make up a first aid kit for when bubs is here because right now we are lucky to find even a bandaid around the house.

Besides baby nurofen and panadol (which I know you can't give to them for a certain period of time but thought if I making up a kit I might as well add them in so they are there for when they can have them and need them) I have no idea what else to put in.

Will be watching with interest.
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#3 little leisa

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:25 AM

Ditto! We have those bottles too but we're bad at keeping stock of any other first aid items.

We had to buy one of those ear thermometers the other day - I accidentally snapped the armpit one!

They're exy too ($54 for the Amcal one we got) but the nurse said they're the best as they're the most accurate, the fastest and you can check their temp easily while they're sleeping smile.gif

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

Our First Aid Kit is a whole cupboard - it's quite extensive ph34r.gif And we added to it with a baby First Aid Kit, courtesy of my father, when DD was born.

We have:
Various brands of antihistamines (about 6 boxes!)
Assorted lozenges for sore throats
Hayfever eye drops
Paracetamol
Ibuprofen
Various antiseptic creams and ointments
Some anti-itch spray and creams for bites, rashes and stings and burns
Bandaids and bandages and gauzes
Crepe bandages
Different sizes of skin tape (the kind that holds non-adhesive bandages on)
tweezers
scissors
finger splints
digital thermometer
fess little noses spray and aspirator
baby balsam
baby panadol and baby neurofen
Cotton tips
saline solution
Sunscreen
After-sun spray
Aerogard
Cough syrups (a couple different kinds for different types of coughs)
And a aloe plant outside.


Wow ph34r.gif blush.gif Looking at that list you'd think we're hypochondriacs! But nope, we're just well stocked laugh.gif We're ready for ANYTHING, just like the Boy Scouts motto laugh.gif

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:02 PM

My first aid kit consists of three different tupperware containers.

The biggest one has all the bandaids, bandages, gauze pads, antiseptic creams, deep heat etc in it.

The next one has specific medications (ie my pill that I was taking, the left over of different antibiotics, panadine forte) - so basically anything that requires a script.

The last box has generic medications such as panadol, heart burn tablets, hayfever tablets, degas etc in it.

I have wondered what to put in for the baby, but figured that panadol and nurofen would live in the fridge (correct me if I am wrong), and drew blanks on what else I would need
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:34 PM

Ours has:
Various bandaids - kids and also the different shape ones
Tweezers
Splinter Probes
Paracetamol, panadenine and also Kids Panadol
Heart burn tablets/chews
Asthma Spray
Blood glucose machine with extra strips and needle bits
Various antiseptic creams and ointments
Stingo
Bandage as well as the clip for it
Gauzs and other wound covers.
Sling
Micropore Tape
scissors
thermometer
Vicks Vapour rub and the plug in vicks
baby panadol
Cotton tips as well as cotton wool and also cotton wool pads
saline solution
Wound clean solution
Deep Heat
Aniti-inflamitory gel
Bedadine
Isocol

And a few other things i just cant even think of atm


me if I am wrong), and drew blanks on what else I would need
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:03 PM

Wiggles bandaids and regular sized bandaids
Baby nurofen and people nurofen
Redi-pred (prednisone), ventolin, a preventer
Soov cream (takes the sting/itch out of bites)
Baby thermometer
Paw paw ointment

That's it laugh.gif

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

I'd suggest once you decide on what you want in your first aid kit after chatting in here/researching on line/checking out ready-made ones etc is to type up your list and take your list with you each time you go shopping and buy 1 or 2 items from your list (obviously buying that week, whatever - if anything - is on special)

I just went to one of the supermarkets online and put in everything I have in mine plus more that mine needs - and it came to just under $250 blink.gif First aid stuff is super expensive so I think stocking up slowly over your normal shops is the best option laugh.gif
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

Thanks everyone this is a great master list to go by I'm going to shop a section at a time, starting this week. I attended a first aid course too so while the subject is still fresh in my mind I'd like to get stocked up (and hope I never have to use any of it!)




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