It's a simple fact of life that kids are going to get scrapes and scratches, bumps and bruises, bug bites, and bee stings. Adults will, too, for that matter— especially those with active lifestyles like yours.
Falls, accidents, and emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. By their very nature, these occurrences are unexpected, so we can be left scrambling at a moment's notice to treat the resulting wounds.
The big questions are:
1. Do you have basic first aid supplies to handle injuries if and when they occur?
2. Do you know exactly where everything is, so you can find it quickly if you need to?
Maybe you run a 'tight ship' at home. You're a meticulous organizer, and you have a fully stocked medicine cabinet at home. And you actually know where things are.
But what if you're not home when an injury occurs? You took the kids to the playground or are having a family picnic in the park. You're hiking, biking, or camping with friends. Are you confident you have all the basic items you need to deal with basic medical situations?
If not, maybe you should consider getting a first aid kit. All the supplies in this kit come packed in a bright red hard case that you can easily spot among your other gear and belongings. Even better, use the included carabiner to attach it to your backpack or pants belt loop so it's always at your fingertips when you need it. This is one of the most compact, useful, and practical first aid kits you'll find.
Still not convinced? Timing is everything!
Half the battle with any emergency situation is having the supplies you need readily at hand— and lost time can make a bad situation worse. The more time it takes to start treating even the simplest cut or bruise, the more panicked your child (or anyone) may become. This only heightens the tension for everyone involved and creates more problems than there need to be.
So, why not be proactive? Get a first aid kit! Keep it in the car trunk or glove compartment, medicine cabinet, or in your desk at work. Put one with your camping, hiking, and biking gear. Get multiple first aid kits, and cover all your bases and any situations that may arise.
Be ready. Be prepared. Be safe!
About the Medium First Aid Kit 4404 from Life Line First Aid:
This well-stocked 53-piece first aid kit in a zippered, nylon-covered hard-shell foam case stows away conveniently in your car or at home, helping you always stay prepared.
Designed for both durability and portability, it is small enough to fit into your travel bag or backpack. Or, attach the first aid kit to your clothing or backpack using the included carabiner for hands-free carrying.
53-PIECE FIRST AID KIT CONTENTS:
- 1 first aid guide
- 1 scissors
- 1 tweezer
- 2 vinyl gloves
- 10 alcohol prep pad
- 3 sting relief pad
- 6 antiseptic towelette
- 10 3/8" X 1-1/2" bandages
- 10 3/4" X 3" bandages
- 1 knuckle bandage
- 1 knee/elbow bandage
- 2 2" X 2" sterile gauze pads
- 2 3" X 3" sterile gauze pads
- 1 1" adhesive tape roll
Carry case: 1 hard-shell foam case and 1 carabiner hook
Product measurements: 6.5 in. x 5.5 in. x 1.75 in.
Product weight: 7.8 oz.