First Aid Kit Preparedness for March Break and Beyond!
If you’re heading out and going abroad this March Break, being prepared is absolutely essential. Moms don’t usually get a break during vacations and that’s why it is always good to plan ahead and anticipate any bumps you may face on the road. By doing so, you’ll be able to relax and attack any problem that may arise!
In the instance that you’ve booked a week on a beach resort where you will enjoy turquoise waters and white sands; or if you are going to be taking on Disney World. In fact, you may even be going to colder climates and taking an Alaskan cruise. Whatever it is, March Break is a perfect time to get away and make memories.
Doesn’t it always seem that kids are prone to hurting themselves or getting sick when you are abroad? It does happen more often than we’d like. I am a big believer in prevention but, it is often out of our control. Having a well-stocked First Aid Kit is absolutely essential. All you have to do is make sure that it is fully stocked and pack it into a carry-on for in-flight emergencies and your checked bag. Most hotels and resorts have first aid kits available but, having yours at the ready saves a lot of time for minor accidents or illnesses. You can get back to your vacation in no time!
- Calibrated spoon to administer meds.
- Tweezers to remove splinters.
- Scissors to cut bandage.
- Gauze in various sizes.
- Adhesive tape.
- Elastic wrap bandages.
- Assorted band aids.
- Instant cold packs.
- Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs.
- Children’s BENADRYL® Liquid for allergic reactions.
- BENADRYL® Itch Spray for bites.
- Antiseptic solution and towelettes.
- Eyewash solution.
- Anti-diarrhea medication.
- Anti-nausea medicine.
- Cough and cold medications. *
- Pain relievers.
- Rehydration fluids.
- Hydrogen peroxide to disinfect cuts and scrapes.
- Antibacterial cream.
- Aloe Vera gel.
- Emergency space blanket.
- Small flashlight with extra batteries.
This is a list that I’ve compiled of the absolute essentials. By all means, feel free to add to it if you have something that you think you need. I’ve also made a handy and FREE PRINTABLE for you to use as a checklist. That way you know that you are first aid kit prepared!
* Certain cough & cold medications contain the same medicine as BENADRYL®. Always make sure to check the label and use only 1 product containing diphenhydramine at a time.
Even if you aren’t traveling this March Break and staying close to home, it’s always a great idea to have a fully-stocked First Aid Kit at home, in the cottage and in your car. That way, you’re always prepared for anything unexpected!
Bringing along BENADRYL® for your family while traveling will help relieve sneezing, runny noses, itchy, watery eyes, and hives. New environments and situations can cause unexpected allergic reactions.
Depending on the time of the year or where you’ve traveled to, you definitely want to have the BENADRYL® Itch Spray on hand. It will help with unexpected allergic reactions, poison ivy, insect bites, mild sunburn or skin irritations. Since you spray it on, you have a topical analgesic that will quickly and effectively provide relief.
Did you know that Canadian travelers have voted BENADRYL® as their favourite brand for Allergy Medicine in the 2016 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards?
TripAdvisor surveyed thousands of travelers around the world about their favorite brands and BENADRYL® is one that they prefer to have with them on a trip. I know I do! For more information about BENADRYL® products, head over to www.benadryl.ca!
Whether you are heading off for March Break or if you’re staying home, make sure to give your First Aid Kit a check-up. Check for expired products and replace them or add list items you may be missing.
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How are you always prepared for the unexpected?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
This post was sponsored by the makers of BENADRYL®. Thoughts and opinions are my own. This post should not be used to diagnose your allergy symptoms, or the cause of them. Seek a health care professional if you experience any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, and always read and follow the label.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.