Family health

14 first-aid kit essentials

Now that you’re a parent, it’s time to adult up and create a first-aid kit. But what exactly should you put in it?

By Corinna Vangerwen

14 first-aid kit essentials

Illustration: Alex Westgate

14 First-aid kit essentials

Polysporin (antibiotic cream)

$11, well.ca

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First-aid manual

$17, chapters.indigo.ca

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Antiseptic wipes

$7, staples.ca

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Fine-tipped tweezers

$11, amazon.ca

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Sterile gauze pads (also called dressings) for larger wounds

$5, well.ca

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Elastic bandages

$7, walmart.ca 

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Painkillers (children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen)

$10, well.ca

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Thermometer

$9, amazon.ca

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Shears

$15, amazon.ca

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Flashlight

$10, walmart.ca 

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Band-Aids (characters optional but magically healing)

$4, walmart.ca

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Benadryl (children’s antihistamine)

$9, well.ca

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Hydrocortisone cream

$5, well.ca 

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Instant cold pack (activates when you bend it)

This article was originally published on Jun 12, 2016
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