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Creating a Summer First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies.

It’s that time of year. The time of year, I start stocking up on first aid essentials that will hopefully last us throughout the summer. We already had our first cuts and scrapes and I don’t see an end in sight for those. So, as a mom, I have to be prepared.

Earlier this month with the start of baseball season, I made two summer first aid kits: one for the house, one for my car! You should store your kits someplace easy to get to. There are many times we are at a baseball game and need a bandaid or tweezers for a splinter or an ice pack for a boo boo. Having these first aid kits handy has saved me more than a few times!

While you should store your first aid kits out of the reach of small children, you should make sure children old enough to understand the purpose of the kits know where they’re stored.

Creating a Summer First Aid Kit

You can buy first-aid kits already assembled but I have found putting together my own to be more effective. I like to tailor my kit based on my activities and needs (like baseball or summertime activities).

Let’s take a look at what’s in my summer first aid kit!

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Creating a Summer First Aid Kit

It is packed with all the boo boo essentials!


Some other emergency items you should include in your first aid kit:

  • Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers, and the poison help line, which in the United States is 800-222-1222.
  • Medical consent forms for each family member
  • Medical history forms for each family member
  • Small notepad and waterproof writing instrument

I am totally prepared for whatever the summer may bring us! In fact, I have a few of these packed, one to keep in the house by the front door and one that stays in the baseball bag. While the baseball fields may have their own first aid kits, they are often kept pretty far away from the actual fields. And you never know when someone is going to need a band-aid or help removing a splinter from a hand.

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  1. I have two active little boys, so a first aid kit is a MUST in our house.

  2. This is a great idea because accidents are bound to happen. Walgreens has great products.

  3. These are all great things to have especially those Neosporin and wipes ( to stay fresh and cool ) in this heat.

  4. We always have to bring a first aid kit with us- between the 3 of my kids someone is always needing something 🙂

  5. This is so important! It’s not even summer and we’ve already had splinters, bug bites and gashes. I love Listerine!

  6. I love your first aid kit! I am definitely going to be taking some inspiration from you and creating my own! 🙂

  7. We have the same thing going on here for tooth care, our youngest has his adult teeth coming in now. We have well water and that worries me too, a bit, for his teeth.

  8. My younger boys love the Smart Rinse as part of their nighttime oral hygiene routine. And, I need to check out first aid kids to get them replenished before heading out on summertime adventures. You never know when you might need it!

  9. These are such great ideas for a first aid kit. My little ones fall sometimes and this would be very convenient to have. Thanks!

  10. What a great idea. Perfect to have in the car, boat or RV for all the boo boos during those fun summer adventures! Thanks for the tips.

  11. It’s a smart idea! I fill up on what I can from the dollar store and then buy some of the name brand stuff on bandaids, etc.

  12. I have one of these kits in each of our cars. Thanks for the reminder to refill! Goodness knows we go through it fast!

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