Summertime is full of outdoor fun, which means scrapes, skinned knees, and splinters are inevitable. Arm yourself with these practical first aid kits and supplies that will make getting treating accidents a virtually painless experience (for both of you!).
Medibag’s First Aid kit ($13) that contains everything from crayon-shaped band-aids to kid-friendly tweezers, along with medicines, gauze, eye wash and, perhaps most important, stickers for the patient. A coupon for a free refill kit makes the already nice price go twice as far.
Getting a little one to sit still with a bag of frozen peas on their knees (or elbows, or head) is virtually impossible, but these I’m Okay Cold Packs (2 for $12) are so cute they’ll want to hold them close.
To soothe strains and sprains, toss this lady bug Hot Pet ($40) in the microwave before applying it, and it delivers gentle heat to just the right spot. Can be used to quickly warm hands and feet in the wintertime, too.
This Diaper Bag Buddy ($10) has everything for basic baby first aid, and, as the name suggests, is the perfect size for stashing in your diaper bag to use when you’re away from home.
Involving kids in the patch up process is a great way to get them to cooperate. The Kids’ Guide to First Aid ($15) is great to have on hand to get them well-versed in what to do in an emergency so that the care can start with them.
And be sure to prevent painful sunburns by rubbing your little one down with the best sunscreen for kids.