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DIY Travel First Aid Kit

DIY Travel First Aid Kit

I like to keep basic first aid supplies on hand when I travel so that I can be prepared for those booboos, bug bites, and cases of motion sickness. I have been my daughters Girl Scout troop leader for last few years, so we take the motto "Be Prepared" very seriously. And with three very active kids, falls and bumps happen all the time, a portable first aid kit is a must have!

I looked into premade, ready-to-go kits but each one was too large and often filled with items that we wouldn't use. So I figured why not build my own kit, that contained exactly the supplies my family would potentially need on vacation. I don't tend to bring the entire medicine cabinet, just the necessities we use frequently. Think about your family first aid and medication needs to create your own travel first aid kit.

  • Children's Ibuprofen - My kids prefer the chewable tablets.
  • Adult Ibuprofen - I always have ibuprofen on hand - traveling, at home or on-the-go around town. 
  • Travel Size First Aid Kit -  I keep this mini first aid kit in my purse at all times.
  • Welly Bandages - The only bandage my kids will use! Doesn't cause skin rashes like most bandages do for my kids. 
  • Bug Bite Thing - The unique suction technology removes all that pesky insect venom, saliva, and other irritating things, without any of the mess.  Bye-bye itch! 
  • Kids Motion Sickness BandsThese bands have helped prevent nausea from occurring in my kids who get minor motion sickness. I will say they don't help my youngest who is always motion sick. 
  • Kids Dramamine - The only thing that helps my youngest from preventing getting sick in the car or on the plane is Dramamine. Thank goodness we live in Houston, where roads are flat and straight! 
  • Vomit Bags - Not in my travel bag, but always with me... the opening rim on these is large enough to prevent spillage when being used. A must for at home and on-the-go if your kids get motion sick. 
  • Clear Pink TSA Approved Toiletry Bag - I use this TSA approved quart sized, clear travel bag whenever I fly. Makes it easy to pull out all my liquids at security checkpoints. It is also the perfect size kit for a custom, do-it-yourself first aid kit.

Additional kids and/or adult medications and first aid items to consider packing:

  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Pedialyte
  • Benadryl
  • Constipation Medication
  • Boogie Wipes
  • Thermometer
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