First Aid Kit for Families with Children

First aid kit for families with children

First aid kit for families with children

Every home needs a first aid kit! It’s a bit like insurance: you hope you’re not going to need it, but if you do, it’s essential to have it.

So, what should the ideal first aid kit contain? The following is a suggested list if you wish to make up your own kit:

  • Sterilised cotton wool – 2 packets
  • Assorted plasters
  • Dressings
  • Roll bandages – 2 rolls of 2 inch bandage, and 2 rolls of 4 inch bandage
  • Sterilised dressings – 3
  • Safety pins – 10
  • Small scissors -1
  • Antiseptic cream – 1 tube
  • One pair wooden splints
  • Betadine ointment and betadine lotion – small size
  • Burnol ointment
  • Waterproof medicated strips
  • One triangular sling bandage


Medicine Used for Amount/Quantity
Disprin Headache, body ache 1 strip of tablets
Crocin (Paracetamol) Fever 1 bottle of syrup, 1 strip of tablets
Colimex Stomach ache 1 bottle of syrup
Electrol Rehydration in case of diarrhoea and vomiting 5 pouches
Mucaine gel Acidity 1 bottle of syrup
Ibuprofen Fever and pain 1 strip of tablets
Imosec-F (loperamide and furazolidone combination) Diarrhea 1 strip of tablets, 1 bottle of syrup

Good first aid practice

  • Always remember to keep your first aid kit well stocked and replace any used items as soon as you can.
  • Regularly check the ‘use by’ dates for all your first aid items,
    especially antiseptic creams and tablets.
  • Purchase a comprehensive first aid book or CD-Rom.
  • Always read the label on the bottle or the strip before taking the medicine.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store in a safe dry place away from sunlight.