With a little one in the house, it’s time to stock up on your first aid kit.
WORDS MELISSA ESPECKERMAN
Did you see that? Your little bub just crawled for the very first time. Pretty soon he’ll be exploring the house without a care in the world…his tiny hands reaching out for just about anything he sets his sights on. And before you know it, he’ll be taking his first steps. While he may be a little wobbly on his feet at first, he’ll soon find his way around. So be sure to keep a watchful eye on him and keep him out of any trouble.
With a significant number of accidents occurring in the home, it pays to be prepared. Your first step? Make sure you have a well-stocked first aid kit in the home. Sinthu d/o Samikkannu, senior pharmacist at Unity Pharmacy shares what the essential items to include in that all-important kit.
Additional items may include medications -- as per your paediatrician recommendations
No one wants to be in an emergency situation, however, if you find yourself in one, Ms Sinthu shares with you some tips on how to handle it.
While you may have a first aid kit at hand, be sure to check its contents regularly. Look out for expired items and replenish any used items. With a little one in tow, it might also be a good idea to carry a mini first aid kit in your bag. But again, check on the items every couple of months, especially if you decide to keep one in the car, as some items may deteriorate faster in the heat.
It also helps to keep a list of your child’s allergies, should he have any, as well as any current medication that he is taking. Keep it somewhere you’ll remember. You don’t want to have to hunt for it in an emergency.
Whether you have one at home, in your bag or in the car, be extra careful that your child does not get his little hands on it. Keep your first aid kit, high up and safely out of reach of your children.
First aid products courtesy of Unity Pharmacy