In my post on the various categories of first aid supplies, I mentioned the Child Basic First Aid Kit. This post is just about my suggestions on what to include in a kit for a child.
Remember, even an infant should have first aid supplies in their bag. These are supplies just for the infant that a caregiver could use.
Every emergency bag needs a First Aid Kit. This is true especially for children. They are already prone to scrapes, cuts, and burns. When a disaster strikes, it only gets worse.
Adapt the list to the needs and abilities of each child.
Child First Aid Kit Contents
|Adhesives||½” Silk Tape||1|
|Antiseptics & Disinfectants||Alcohol Prep pads||6|
|Antiseptics & Disinfectants||BZK Antiseptic Towelette||6|
|Bandages||¾” x 3″ Flexible Fabric Bandage||5|
|Bandages||¾” x 3″ Plastic Bandage||5|
|Bandages||1″ x 3″ Flexible Fabric Bandage||5|
|Bandages||1″ x 3″ Plastic Bandage||5|
|Bandages||2 ½” x 4″ Large Fabric Bangage||2|
|Dressings||2 x 2 Gauze – Sterile||2|
|Dressings||3 x 3 Gauze – Sterile||2|
|Dressings||Moleskin 2″ x 4″||1|
|Medicine||Sting Relief Wipe||6|
|Ointments||Burn Gel, single dose||1|
|Protection||Nitrile Gloves – pr.||5|
|Tools||6″ Light Stick||1|
|Tools||Waterproof Red Bag||1|
Lip Balm and Nitrile gloves not included
Obviously, this is not a kit for an infant, but for a 6 – 10 year old child. Parents should instruct the child to find an adult to help them should they get hurt.
To keep the contents secure, away from curious fingers, tie wrap the zipper closed. Only an adult with scissors or a knife will be able to open it. If tie wrapping the bag shut, store the lip balm, Vicks, and light stick elsewhere in the emergency kit.
What would you add to a kit for a child? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Check out our other first aid kits. We have the Teen Personal First Aid Kit for your teenagers and the Adult Personal First Aid Kit for adults. Look for our Family First Aid kit coming soon. If you are interested in purchasing any of the kits, please use the Contact Us page, as our store is not yet set up.