What’s in my travel first aid kit
When we are on vacation or traveling, one of the hardest things to deal with is sickness. And, we’ve had our fair share. Now, we don’t leave home without our travel first aid kit.
When E was just a few months old, we were traveling to Michigan for my cousin’s graduation party. She wasn’t herself the whole time. By the last day, she started to get a fever. Knowing that we had a 14 hour drive home, we decided to make a trip to urgent care where we learned she had an ear infection. After finally getting some antibiotics and pain reducer (appropriate for her age and weight), she was able to finally take a restful nap in the car. We were ALL relieved.
Ever since that trip, I vowed to not take another vacation without a full first aid kit full of over-the-counter medicines that could treat most of our ailments.
And, I’ve even added to it after subsequent trip to Michigan where our second daughter (7 at the time) cut her foot and ended up needing stitches. Children’s Advil® came in handy for the pain for her after those stitches.
Traveling with kids is fun, but I like to be prepared for sure, especially now that the girls are older and their medicine needs have changed. And to be honest, many of the things in the first aid kid have come in handy for the adults, too.
Our first aid kit includes:
- bandage tape
- adhesive bandages
- ibuprofen (for adults and Children’s Advil® for ages 2-11)
- motion sickness medication
- anti-gas pills
- upset/sour stomach pills
- antiseptic wipes and foam
- cold and cough medicines like Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief (ages 4+) and Children’s Dimetapp Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+)
- burn cream or sunburn cream
First aid kits are handy when traveling because you don’t want to stop when sick gets real. Many times, the convenience of getting them on the road means they will cost a lot more, or they won’t be available at all (for example, cruises have very limited first aid options).
What else would you include in a travel first aid kit?
I can’t think of anything else … you pretty much have it covered!
The only thing I would add is tweezers.
I also have an eye rinse and cream to help stop itches in my first aid kit.
That’s a nice first aid kit. Compact and the see thru netting is great.
I would add quick glucose for diabetics in a first aid kit.
Blanket! and Butterfly bandages.
I’m glad you included the burn cream (or aloe vera), because that is very important!
The kit is already fairly comprehensive. Maybe add anti-itch cream in case of bug bites?
We have extra underwear in ours also.
That’s a fantastic first aid kit. I can’t think of extras but i think always having tissue is great for a lot od things. My son had 9 ear infectionsi n the first year so being ready for anything is great!
I think you nailed it! I would probably add tweezers.
I add some eye drops or visine for itchy eyes!
I would add alcohol wipes.
I would add an ice pack to mine.
You got a great first aid kit, I cant think of anything to add.
We keep an ice pack in ours.
Emergency cash just in case
Duct tape and/or Krazy or Super glue for wounds; I use Krazy glue for cuts and it works great.
We add powder to help with chafing.
I would add an anti-itch cream for mosquito and bug bites.
I would add maybe small blanket and band aids
I would add bandages, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, and peroxide, just to name a few.
I would add allergy medicine.
I would add Imodium to the first aid kit
I wouldn’t add anything, it looks perfect.
I would add some of those little packets of insect bite relief cream. Mosquitos seem to really go for my kids and no matter what deterrant I use they end up with a bite.
Butterfly bandages, water purifier.
I would add neosporin to it.
I would add anti-diarrhea medicine, you just never know.
I would add hand sanitizer.
I would add gloves, scissors, Neosporin, Q-tips, tweezers and ice packs.
I would add sterile gloves
I would add more bandages.
It sounds kind of silly but I would add bandaids with emojis, or my kids favorite tv characters on them. It’s amazing how far a good bandaid can go to cheering up a sad toddler!
I would add some small packs of tissues.
We always have a first aid kit and sanitizing wipes. ace bandages are also great for sprains and makeshift splints
I would add peroxide and alcohol
I would add something for insect bites ( to take the sting out) and maybe some anti itch cream (ant bites) or antiseptic cream
I WOULD AT A SMALL BOTTLE OF WATER 🙂 WATER CAN ALWAYS COME IN HANDY WHEN YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL 🙂
I would add moleskin to help prevent blisters.
always hand santizer
gloves, Neosporin, benedryl cream, (my daughter always manages to find poison ivy), band aids.
I would add sunscreen
I wouldn’t add anything. I like what you have in it now as it is.
I always pack a tube of hydrocortisone cream for rashes and insect bites.
I can’t think of anything else to add to the first aid kit.
I would also add cotton swabs to the first aid kit.
I would add motion sickness medicine for my daughter. You never know!
I’d add Tea tree essential oil.
Thanks for the contest.
Cold packs/hot packs
I know it may seem strange, but trust me when I say that Q-Tips DEFINITELY come in handy! Perfect for those hard to reach cuts/scrapes, tiny lacerations, to apply neosporin or antiseptic, and great for those ear problems.
I’d add tea tree oil since it works so fast and well on insect bites, burns, and poison ivy.
I would add an instant cold pack.
i would add some aloe vera for sunburns. it would come in handy.
I keep a blanket in the car and some water as well.
I would put band aids
There are a couple essential oils I would put in my kit.
Your list is pretty complete, but I would add something for bug bites, such as a hydrocortisone cream and perhaps some aloe gel.
Your list looks great. I would add some cloths like wash cloths, u o so you could use those when you needed.
I would add something to flush out the eyes, maybe like natural tears.
I would add some Aloe products
Some aloe, we all get sunburned quite easily. Also some healing ointment, its great for preventing your legs from hurting when they rub together
I would add a small water bottle
I would add tweezers. Can use for splinters and tick removal…just a couple of things.
I would add a little bottle of peroxide for cleaning cuts.
Some kind of drink for after the medicine is taken.
I would add bottled water and some snacks to my kit.
I would add peroxide and antibiotic cream.
I would add wipes and kleenex
A couple of butterfly bandages. It’ll buy time if the cut is deep and needs stitches. A allergy medicine such as Benadryl is important if any one in the family has allergies.
I would include heartburn meds like tums and eye drops and tweezers.
I would add a small water bottle
I would add a treat or something special to make the kids feel better.
I would add visine and a water bottle. Thank you
I would add a compression bandage and one of the ice packs that you have to squeeze to activate. This would come in handy for sprains.
I would add non latex gloves. I would also add neosporin.
Id add spearmint gum and small water packets
I would put some ice packs in there because they are always soothing to me.
Maybe some ice packs, some alcohol wipes and a towel.
I would add tissues.
I’d add a pocket knife and some tweezers.
it sounds silly but i would add water and a good set of tweezers..quality tweezers!
lavender essentail oil
I would add alcohol pads. I don’t know how many times when camping I have to search for something to clean battle wounds with.
Add tweezers and tape
I’d add a hot/cold pack
I would add tissues and hand sanitizer.
I would put Ice packs
Icepack and towels
I would add some tweezers for splinters
Alcohol wipes and bandages
I would add some tweezers…my kids are always getting splinters!
ice pack never know when you nay need them
Tweezers and ice pack was my first thoughts and I see lots of others are thinking the same way 🙂
Bug SPRay!!!!!!!!!!!! Coming from skeeter country, you cant have too much
Since I am a diabetic I would add Glucose pills in case my sugar drops…
Instant ice packs would be great in there.
t-shirt because the kids usually throw up on themselves and a vomit bag
I would add in saline solution because I wear contacts.
I would add in a flash light.
I would add instant ice packs and wipes!
We’d add lots of bandages
small trash bags or large ziplock bags
i would add some tissues, a little knife, water bottle, and cold/flu medicine
Keep a set of portable hand sanitizers on hand while vacationing at all costs.
I would add Neosporin + Pain Relief Dual Action Ointment
I would definitely add some wipes.
i would add toilet paper, phone numbers for emergencies, as well as sunblock
I’d add neosporin.
I would add sunscreen and a flashlight.
I would add flashlight.