Top Tips: Packing a First Aid Kit For Outdoor Adventures With The Kids

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Living in the most beautiful part of the country, Cornwall (sorry I’m biased, but it is!) means we have lots of outdoor adventures. Our closest beach is Perranporth, just a 10 minute drive and our local woods are a 5 minute drive from our front door. Being outdoors means lots of jumping, running, and walks for us, but this also means we get lots of falls, therefore cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Also holes in trousers!

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I grew up on a smallholding, as you may know so the outdoor life has always been me. Childhood memories of my sisters and I getting into many scrapes hunting for blackberries are very vivid! I have the scars to show! Both my girls are like me and love to be outside all winds and weathers so I always have a first aid kit for outdoor adventures ready. Whether that be a trip to the beach, woods, to the park for a picnic, or even a road trip. If you are travelling abroad it’s worth checking with your airline what you can take with you.

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You can of course buy a first aid kit already packed from a shop, but I find there is always something missing, or things you will never use. So I’ve put together a list of things with the help of Safe and Sound Health that we pack in our first aid kit and it’s kept in the car, so we don’t forget it. It gets checked over every couple of months to make sure there is nothing missing and it’s still in date.

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When you are going on long walks and you are already carrying lots of snacks, you want your first aid to be as light as possible, but still have everything you may need.

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This list below are things you should consider for your kit.

A Basic First Aid Kit List For Outdoor Adventures With The Kids

  • Adhesive bandages
  • Plasters – fun plasters that distract from the ouchie!
  • Gauze pads, tape, and scissors
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Tweezers – for getting splinters out there and then!
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Antibacterial hand foam – no-rinse hand foam that requites no wiping. Very useful for falling in mud and cow manure!
  • Instant cold pack
  • Sterile gloves
  • Bite or sting treatment 
  • Sunscreen

Optional but useful items 

  • Change of clothes
  • Snack, sweets/chocolate. Most children will forget everything if they are offered sweets or chocolate. 

Having a pack of cute plasters would definitely appeal to young children when they have a scrape. L adores them, it’s totally taken her mind off the ouchie! I think keeping your child calm when they have fallen over and tell them you can make it better, is key for them to take their mind off the minor accident.

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These fun kids plasters from Safe and Sound Health have unicorn, dinosaur, mermaid and princess designs. They have a hypoallergic adhesive that is perfect for a child’s delicate skin. The breathable washproof material the plaster is made from helps to aid the healing process while giving great protection from bacteria, germs, and the risk of infection. I love that they also stretch on the skin, which is perfect for energetic on the go kids and will also protect the scrape in wet conditions. Honestly what more could you want from a kid’s plaster?

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Kids get into scrapes much more often than adults, so it’s a good idea to prepared for all occasions and I know the children’s fun plasters will be an ongoing favourite for our first aid kit for outdoor adventures with the kids.

Kids get into scrapes much more often than adults, so it’s a good idea to prepared for all occasions and I know the children’s fun plasters will be an ongoing favourite for our first aid kit for outdoor adventures with the kids.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have found this post useful. Don’t forget to keep up with our outdoor adventures over on Instagram.

rachel bustin
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