QuestionsCategory: paediatric first aidI have a new baby, what should my first aid box have in it?
Riverside Cares Staff asked 1 year ago

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The usual advice on first aid is to carry out a risk assessment and then get a first aid kit which meets your requirements. Most people with have one first aid kit for the whole family.  In any first aid kit you should have the basics: plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings at least two sterile eye dressings triangular bandages crêpe rolled bandages disposable sterile gloves alcohol-free cleansing wipes sticky tape thermometer (preferably digital) Sterile water pods for cleaning wounds or washing out eyes. With a baby you want to make sure you have plasters and small bandages as a big one will be of less use. Hopefully you never need it!!! The item you are most likely to use is probably the eye wash pods and thermometer. You may be interested in our First aid for babies and families sessions here’s more about it: http://www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk/product/baby-and-child-first-aid-for-familes-special-events/
Kind Regards Jill Wheatcroft
Jill Wheatcroft is a Lecturer in Child Health and is co-founder and Director of Training at Riverside Cares. She can be contacted at  info@riversidecares.co.ukhttp://www.riversidecares.co.uk
Riverside Cares offers paediatric first aid courses and 2 and 3 hour first aid for family sessions  http://www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk/product/baby-and-child-first-aid-for-familes-special-events/

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Riverside Cares Staff answered 1 year ago

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Hi 
The usual advice on first aid is to carry out a risk assessment and then get a first aid kit which meets your requirements. Most people with have one first aid kit for the whole family.  In any first aid kit you should have the basics: plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings at least two sterile eye dressings triangular bandages crêpe rolled bandages disposable sterile gloves alcohol-free cleansing wipes sticky tape thermometer (preferably digital) Sterile water pods for cleaning wounds or washing out eyes. With a baby you want to make sure you have plasters and small bandages as a big one will be of less use. Hopefully you never need it!!! The item you are most likely to use is probably the eye wash pods and thermometer. You may be interested in our First aid for babies and families sessions here’s more about it: http://www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk/product/baby-and-child-first-aid-for-familes-special-events/
Kind Regards Jill Wheatcroft
Jill Wheatcroft is a Lecturer in Child Health and is co-founder and Director of Training at Riverside Cares. She can be contacted at  info@riversidecares.co.ukhttp://www.riversidecares.co.uk
Riverside Cares offers paediatric first aid courses and 2 and 3 hour first aid for family sessions  http://www.riversidetrainingcompany.co.uk/product/baby-and-child-first-aid-for-familes-special-events/