Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Toddler First Aid Kit

Last weekend, Hubby went away for his annual "Man Weekend", and I had a babysitter come over on Sunday so I could have a tiny break.  Awesome!  (That's a tip all on it's own.  Give yourself a break!)

JD couldn't wait to show her his Cars band-aid on his boo boo, so I let her know that he cut his toe and to please be careful if she put his shoe on.

Well, while I was gone, the band-aid came off, and I was so embarrassed to realize that the babysitter had to hunt down a band-aid in our messy first aid drawer in the bathroom.  And she couldn't find the Cars ones, which were in the beach bag.  Not good.

So I decided to clean out a drawer that was full of random junk and fill it with toddler-friendly first-aid-type things that are usually hidden in different bags, drawers, and cabinets around the house.

Some of the contents:
  • Cars Band-aids
  • All of the creams we've accumulated 
  • Sunscreen
  • Thermometers
  • Pain relievers
  • Baby Medbasics with a list of important phone numbers inside (cell phones, doctors, neighbors)
  • Nasal aspirator
  • Nail clipper
  • Baby cotton swabs
What else would you include?



  1. I keep tweezers, and Benadryl in our first aid bag. Also a small flashlight. Which I know is weird, but if you're trying to fish out a splinter, OR the power has gone out - it's handy to KNOW where to find one.

  2. Great idea! I have a shelf in my hall closet that has most of that stuff on it but I never thought about organizing it all as a child first aid drawer.

    One related thing I've done is to take my pediatrician's business card, put a magnet on the back and leave it on the fridge. This way I don't have to hunt for the info in an emergency, my hubby knows where it is and my babysitter also knows.


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