Today I’m sharing a super simple and cheap DIY mini first aid kit. You can throw it in your purse, diaper bag, or day bag if your travelling, and know you’ll be prepared in case you feel sick.
I always carry this in my purse whether I’m traveling overseas or just going to the store. This kit is really more for adults than small kids, though some of the items would work for any age. The medicines I included are intended for me, but they would work if you have older kids. I actually made a few of these for my chaperones when I took a group of high school students abroad! I have a separate first aid kit for my twins (they’re 3) that I keep in my diaper bag.
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Johnson and Johnson Mini First Aid Kit
The base of my mini first aid kit is this Johnson and Johnson first aid kit. The plastic container that it comes in is perfect to fit in my purse or travel day bag, and I just add a few things to make it work for me.
- more Bandaids in various sizes
- travel Advil, Tylenol, and Dramamine — two of those small travel tubes will fit in the container, or you could buy the single use packs and fit one of each. I usually carry a tube of advil and a tube of tylenol, and throw the dramamine in my bag only for the plane or if I’m going to be on a boat.
- blister Bandaids — these are necessary if you’re doing a lot of walking! I always add these if I’m touring a city, hiking, or otherwise walking a lot
- Pepto Bismol tablets — these are THE BEST. Do not skip these. Chew two of these if you have any kind of stomach problem (nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea…remember the song???) Bonus — they aren’t a liquid so you can take it on the plane!
- alcohol wipes — throw in a few of these in case you get a cut that needs cleaning on the go
- antibiotic ointment packets — again, in case of a cut or scrape that needs attention. I usually only put in one packet.
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So easy to put together, and so handy when your out and about! Small enough to throw in your day bag, but packed with all the necessities. Do you carry a first aid kit when you’re away from home?