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What Should Be In Your First Aid Kit At Home?

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Every family should have a first aid kit at home. A well stocked first aid kit should be within a parent’s easy reach and full of supplies that will help you handle an emergency at a moment’s notice. But what exactly should be in that first aid kit? Today I’m here to share with you what every family should have on hand.

First aid kit

What should be in your kit-

-First aid manual

-Sterile gauze pads

-Adhesive tape

-Adhesive bandages in several different sizes


-Antiseptic Wipes

-Antibiotic ointment like neosporin



-Safety pins

-Disposable instant cold packs


-Plastic non-laytex gloves

-Flashlight and extra batteries

-A blanket

-Emergency phone numbers

Some tips to keep in mind about your first aid kit at home-

-Read your first aid manual before you stock it away.

-Understand how to use the contents of your kit or otherwise they are basically useless.

-Store  your first aid kit in a place that is out of your children’s reach but is easily accessible for adults.

-Make sure you check your kit from time to time and re-stock when needed.

-You can purchase a first aid kit at drugstores or a local Red Cross office.

-If you are making your own, choose a container that is easy to carry and simple to open.

-Having a second first aid kit in your car is always a great idea.

-Make sure the batteries for your flashlight work.

-Check expiration dates on products and replace them with new ones when needed.

-Include any personal items you need like specific medications.

Do you have a first aid kit at home? What do you have in it? Where do you store it? Leave us a comment and add any suggestions or items you have!

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Wednesday 3rd of April 2013

It is essential for everyone to have a first aid kit at home, in the car and at work! Good article!

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