Preparing Your First-Aid Kit

Becoming a first-time parent is a joyous and exciting new adventure, which, from time to time can be a stressful experience as majority of parents learn as they go.


A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a must for every home. Having the right supplies ahead of time will help you handle an emergency at a moment’s notice. Keep a first-aid kit in your home and one in each car. Also, be sure to bring a first-aid kit on family vacations.

-Pair of gloves

Intestinal problems:
Medication for:
-Stomach cramps
-Anti-diarrhoea sachets or tablets
-Rehydration fluid

(Remember that +/-70% of gastroenteritis is caused by  viral infections and can be resolved by basic medication as mentioned above)
Pain and fever
- Paracetamol and Ibuprofen tablets and syrup. Paracetamol or anti-inflammatory suppositories come in handy if a child has a really high fever
-prescription medication for specific problems like migraine
-Anti-inflammatory tablets, gel and patches for muscle strain or injury

Skin problems:
- Anti-histamine cream for itchy bites
-Anti-bacterial cream Anti-septic cream

Ear, nose and throat problems:
-Decongestive nose spray
-Saline nose spray
-Flu and cold remedy
-Throat lozenges/spray
-Cough mixture
-Anti-histamine tablets and syrup for allergies  
-Anti-fungal cream if prone to vaginal yeast infection
-Citro-soda or OTC medication for bladder infections
-Laxative/ stool softeners if prone to constipation