Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer First Aid Kit

We are nearing the Dog Days of summer now. The days are the longest and hottest. The kids and adults are outside more. And with all the extra time spent outdoors, someone, somewhere, is bound to get hurt.

That's why in the summer, we have a special first aid kit.

In it, we have everything we need to treat the summer bumps, bruises and ouchies.

Most importantly, we have bug spray. I love this Buggins stuff you can get at Walgreens. It keeps the gnats away and smells really good, for a bug spray. We also have some Jason natural bug spray.

Right behind the bug spray, the most important thing to have at all times in the summer is sunscreen. I like both the cream and the stick so I can get all over coverage. I love the cream for bodies, while the stick is so nice for faces. You don't have to worry about smearing it into an eye accidentally. This is extremely important when your toddler is trying to break free from your grip like a convict fresh off the farm.

Band-aids. Duh.

Pain relief antiseptic cream and anti-itch cream. Not a summer goes by when The Good Husband doesn't get poison ivy.

To soothe your sore muscles from all that hard summer work - muscle balm.

I have some extras on hand for summer illnesses - aloe for treating sunburns, lye soap for poison ivy treatments. But everything we need is kept in the summer first aid kit.

How is your summer going so far?

1 comment:

Joan Price said...

Thanks for the share! The only thing I would add would be some Adaptic dressings. These things are great for all different types of boo-boos and are adhesive free making them nice and easy to take off.