Monday, September 15, 2014

Band Aid First Aid Kit

If you are like me you have a ton of band-aids, and medication all over the house, some in each bathroom. I tend to need something and spend way too long searching the house to find it. I was asked by Band-Aid to check out a wide variety of their products. It was great timing since I was meaning to put together a first aid kit so everything would be in one spot.

Before you go and buy products for your kit please assess what you will actually need. no sense buying something that you will probably never use. Some thing will be needed for the in case but it really depends on your families needs.

Band-Aid is a product that everyone will use at some point. I had to keep the fun ones away from Mya when she was little because she would put them all over her without really needing them. We were sent some Mickey Mouse, TMNT, barbie and more. They are all in various sizes. I have used other brands before but either they don’t stick well or they stick to well and hurt a lot to remove.

 Every first-aid kit also needs neosporin (and the to-go for your purse). Kids get cuts so often that it is nice to have it handy. I actually used the wound cleanser the other day when Fallon fell in the driveway and scraped her knee. It really worked well, and I was surprised at how well she did during the process as usually she can’t sit still.

I’m so glad that I was sent the Bengay as I have muscle issues in my right leg from when I had my hip replaced, so it has come in handy.

Once you have a first aid kit, it’s important to check the contents regularly for expired products and also make sure you haven’t depleted any products.  Make sure to check the contents every six months, around the same time that you’re changing your clocks and checking the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Here is a list of some things that you may need:

  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution or towelettes
  • Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrapand bandage strips (Band-Aid) in assorted sizes
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
  • Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pair
  • Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • First-aid manual
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Soap or instant hand sanitizer
  • Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
  • Thermometer

I recommend that you go through your supplies and see what you have, what you need and put a kit together for your family.When you go to the store (any big box store, or even a grocery store) make sure to check out Band-Aids various selections along with all the other Johnson & Johnson first Aid kit supplies.  

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1 comment:

  1. Siempre es muy importante tener un botiquin a la mano para cualquier emergencia. Me gusto la lista que nos compartes, con los productos que son mas necesarios. Gracias!