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My family is on-the-go all summer. We love being outside! As a mom of 5 active kids, I know that accidents happen! Between baseball games, swinging at the park, taking care of 4-H animals, and splashing around the pool, it seems like someone is always in the summer first aid kit! Scrapes, sunburns, and bug bites happen!
As we’ve been talking about preparing for summer vacation and making a summer bucket list, many of the bucket list activities involve being on the go! I want all of those activities to be fun whether or not someone gets a scraped knee so it’s important to be prepared! Having a DIY summer first aid kit not only saves panic when accidents do happen, it also makes it so we can continue having fun after the accident happens!It’s easy to buy a first aid kit at your local Target, Wal-Mart, or order one off of Amazon but I decided this year I’d make my own. (What would I blog about if I just bought one? Ha!) If you choose to buy your own, most cost around $20 unless you go with a kit similar to the one below that is much more complex.
Our local pharmacy has a rewards program where we earn rewards cash to use in the pharmacy. I had $30 of rewards to use up so I got almost all of my items for $5.37 after using the coupons. (The items would have cost less individually at Target or Wal-mart but with having the pharmacy rewards I would have paid more than $6.)
As I began making our kit, I realized that I could practically include a 20 gallon tote of items to add! The options are endless!
Each family is unique but here are the items I used for my DIY Summer First Aid Kit:
- A clear tote or bin
- Antibiotic Cream (Bacitracin is a first aid ointment used to treat cuts and wounds)
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Cleansing spray
- Junior Tylenol
- Junior Ibuprofen
- Gauze pads
- Band Aids
- Waterproof adhesive tape
- Nail Clippers
- Hand sanitizer
- Antibacterial wipes
- Bug Spray
- Solarcaine for sunburns
- Antihistamine for allergies
- Aloe for burns
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Facial tissues
- Lint roller (I’ve used these things for multiple problems including pulling weed seeds out of pants, removing cat hair on the way to church, etcetera.)
- Juice boxes
- Go Go Squeez applesauce (for emergency hunger meltdowns… this is really just to keep me sane when one of the kids is hungry and whiny!)
Some other items that I didn’t include but will be when I make our summer survival kit later this week would include a blanket, a beach towel, a few plastic grocery bags for trash, dirty clothes, or who knows what, bottles of water or Gatorade, an umbrella, baby wipes, bubbles, small outside toys, a flash light with extra batteries, and extra non-perishable snacks!