Do you have a first aid kit for your child? Check our list to see if you are missing any bits and bobs.
Cleansing wipesThese are handy for cleaning surface wounds before covering with a plaster.ScissorsUsed to cut dressings.Plastic syringesFor administering medicines to babies.TweezersTo move splintersThermometerTo check his temperature, a thermometer is effective. Fever strips are also easy to use.First-aid manualIt is important to choose a clear, easy-to-follow guide relating to babies’ and children’s health.DressingsIf your baby or child suffers from a cut, it’s important to keep the area clean and dry, so plasters or lint and bandages are essential. You may need to bind a sprain before seeking medical help, so keep a supply of crepe and cotton bandages, too. A triangular bandage is useful if you need to make a sling. Also keep gauze, non-stick sterile dressings, surgical tape, eye wash and eye pads.
Antiseptic cream or sprayIf your baby is suffering from a graze or minor cut, an antiseptic cream or spray is useful in keeping the area clean.Safety pinsThese can be used for a variety of things from holding together a resusable nappy, to securing bandages.PlastersGreat quick fix for a small graze or cut.Surgical TapeHandy for securing a dressing over a graze, e.g, cotton wool.Latex GlovesPrevents contamination when cleansing a cut.
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