Though childproofing our home can prevent some accidents like tumble, fall and fracture, it cannot guarantee a 100% accident free home. Kids are always curious and love to explore every corner of our house. Our supervision and guidance are still needed for the well-being of our children.
It is important to always have first aid kit with you. There are no rules that specify what a first-aid kit must contain but we always have the following in our house and can not leave the house with out the highlighted ones.
Paracetamol – for headaches and fever
Opigesic suppository– in case RJ’s fever reaches 39°C-40°C in the middle of the night
Gauze bandage and micropore adhesive tapes– for wounds
Plasters– for small cuts or blisters
Betadine (Povidone Iodine)- to clean wounds and blisters
Diprogenta (Betamethasone Gentamicin)- for insect bites
Efficacent oil– for colic and stomach pains
Omega pain killer– for muscle pains
Vicks Vaporub– to clear clogged nose
As parents, it is also a must to have basic first aid skills like first aid for choking victims and minor injuries, treating burns and bites, how to stop bleeding and how to handle fractures. The risk of potential complications can be minimized through prompt and effective first aid that is why I have this first aid manual handbook that I am keeping in a convenient place where it will be at hand for quick reference when needed.
My first aid tips:
1. Before administering first aid especially on wounds, cuts and bites, remember to wash your own hands thoroughly.
2. Do not use cotton or tissue in wounds for it can leave fibers behind that can slow the healing process.
3. For dog bites, clean it with soap and water then alcohol. Alcohol slows down the spread of rabies.
We never know when emergencies may occur so it is always good to be prepared. Make those emergency telephone numbers at your reach all the time. Paste them on a wall or table near your telephone and store them in your cellphone.