This blog post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. If your family is anything like mine, you are probably chomping at the bit, waiting for summer to finally arrive! My boys cannot wait to take our summer vacation, go on our traditional little road trips, and go the beach and local parks for endless summer fun! We are getting ready to go camping across Florida for the summer, so the last thing this busy mom needs is to be unprepared for any sickness, bump or bruise.
I do not want to have to deal with the drudgery of leaving a campground to find a store for the things they need, which is why I travel with an on-the-go first aid kit whether I’m going far away or staying close to home. When you are prepared for small illnesses, they don’t have to ruin your vacation!
My First Aid Travel Kit Tips
You’ll need fabric and gauze bandages. This may seem obvious to cover small scrapes and cuts, but they have an even better use! To a small child, they automatically make everything better!
2 Tummy helpers
Throw in some antacid and anti-diarrhea medicine if you want to avoid the worst of the tummy aches.
3 Don’t forget the tweezers
Not just for splinters, they are also great for helping to remove ticks when camping or hiking!
4 Prepare in case of burns
Keep some gel for burns and some burn dressing on hand to help stop the pain fast and protect the area.
5 Never underestimate the power of cough medicine
Children’s Robitussin® or Children’s Dimetapp® is perfect for the daytime or nighttime coughs and sniffles.
6 General Pain Relievers
For those little muscle aches and annoying headaches, make sure you always have some Children’s Advil® so you can help ease the pain before it gets unbearable.
7 Antibiotic Ointment
This will help keep infections at bay and some of them have pain relievers built right in.
They can keep the germs from traveling from your hands into open cuts.
9 Keep Hydrated
Rehydration mix is good to have on hand. The rice-based version can rehydrate after a bout of nausea and vomiting. I keep a few handy in case the bug is catchy.
I picked up a great little waterproof bag to keep it all in. Make sure it has a little handle so you can hang it on the door when traveling. A first aid travel kit has saved our travel plans more times than I can remember!
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