Your essential emergency first-aid kit for your child
These are handy for cleaning surface wounds before covering with a plaster.
Used to cut dressings.
For administering medicines to babies.
To move splinters
To check his temperature, a thermometer is effective. Fever strips are also easy to use.
It is important to choose a clear, easy-to-follow guide relating to babies’ and children’s health.
If 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 spray
If your baby is suffering from a graze or minor cut, an antiseptic cream or spray is useful in keeping the area clean.
These can be used for a variety of things from holding together a resusable nappy, to securing bandages.
Great quick fix for a small graze or cut.
Handy for securing a dressing over a graze, e.g, cotton wool.
Prevents contamination when cleansing a cut.