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What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Summer is here! That means fun in the sun, but also scrapes, bruises and bug bites. Here's what you should be packing in your family first-aid kit.

By Today's Parent
What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

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Family first aid kit

Tape

$8, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Antihistamine

$25, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

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Topical antiseptic cream (like Betadine)

To protect minor cuts from becoming infected and sticking to bandages (make sure you clean the wound before applying), betadine.com

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Hydrocortisone cream

Or calendula cream for itchy bites, $12, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Cotton swabs

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EpiPen

If previously prescribed by a doctor

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

First-aid manual

$17, amazon.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Flashlight (with batteries)

$25, amazon.ca

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Gauze

$7, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Instant cold packs

Lighter (for sterilization)

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Safety pins

Scissors

$24, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Pain relievers

Like kids’ ibuprofen or acetaminophen, $8, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

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Needles or pins

For removing splinters, $8, amazon.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Insect repellent

$10, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Sunscreen

Minimum SPF 30 with both UVA and UVB protection, $30, well.ca

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Tensor bandage

$8, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

Waterproof bandages of various sizes

Tweezers

$29, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

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Digital thermometer

$40, well.ca

What should you pack in your family first-aid kit?

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