A first aid kit (first aid in an accident) is one of the items that need to be prepared at home to deal with emergency conditions, especially those that occur in children. The reason is, small children are vulnerable to injury or illness at any time.
The first aid kit is a place to store medicines and supplies needed to provide initial aid in the event of an injury or illness. Although the existence of a first aid kit is often overlooked, the contents of the box can help reduce complications due to emergency conditions and save your little one's life you know, Bun.
The contents of the first aid kit for children
The contents of the first aid kit can be adjusted to the child's needs, especially if the child has a special congenital disease. For example asthma, Mother of course needs to prepare inhaler. In addition, there are medicines and supplies that generally need to be provided in a first aid kit, including:
- Fever reducer and pain reliever for children
- Medicines to treat allergies and seizures
- Antiseptic solution
- Gel to relieve insect bites
- Antibiotic ointment that is safe for children aged 2 years and over
- Mosquito repellent oil or lotion for babies or children
- Calamine lotion to relieve skin irritation, rashes, and sunburn
- Salt solution (0.9% saline NaCl), to clean wounds or remove foreign bodies from the eyes (irrigation)
- Alcohol to sterilize reusable medical equipment
- Plaster for children
- Bandages for wounds
- Children's nail clippers
- sterile cotton
- Rolled gauze
- Measuring spoon for giving medicine
- Antiseptic wipes for cleaning wounds or cleaning hands
- Cotton ball to clean a child's nose or ears
- Sharp scissors for cutting bandages or other necessities
- Mucus suction device from the nose to relieve colds
- Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze (can be used for post-circumcision care)
- Non-rubber gloves
- Small flashlight to check ears, eyes or nose
- Tweezers to lift objects that may be stuck in the skin
In addition to the items above, you can also complete the first aid kit with a piece of paper containing a brief guide so that you or anyone who is looking after your little one can know what to do.
How to Prepare a First Aid Kit for Children
Below is how to prepare a first aid kit for your child that you can apply at home:
- Choose a first aid kit that is easy to carry around, but sturdy and waterproof. Also make sure the box is big enough to fit all the equipment you need.
- Place the first aid kit in a place that is easy for you to reach, but out of reach of children.
- Put a red cross or the words "First Aid" on the box so that it is easy to find other people who may be looking after your little one.
- Complete the first aid kit with a list of emergency telephone numbers, such as telephone numbers for hospitals, pediatricians, police, fire departments, contact numbers for mothers and fathers, and neighbors or closest relatives.
- Check the contents of the first aid kit regularly. Throw away expired drugs and drugs that are no longer used.
Even if you are careful, sometimes accidents or illness are unavoidable. With a first aid kit that is always ready, you can immediately take action if your child has an emergency.
However, if your little one has an accident or is seriously ill, immediately take him to the doctor, right, so that your little one can immediately get the right treatment.