Pickle says… We love travelling, and have visited so many places both here in the UK and abroad too. Mummy is used to packing for us all now, and has some essentials that she always makes sure we take with us. We have put together a list of first aid essentials for family travel.
Mummy has a special little plastic bag which she uses to keep our first aid supplies in when travelling. She checks it before we travel to make sure everything is still in date, and ok to use. Guaranteed one of us will suffer with something minor but uncomfortable, so Mummy packs a range of pain relief and essentials for us all.
- Thermometer. We have a fab digital one which Mummy pops into my ear, it tells her my exact temperature.
- Infant paracetamol and Ibuprofen sachets. Safer for travel than bottles, Mummy pops a plastic medicine spoon with them. They can also travel safely in our suitcase, or in hand luggage.
- Plasters. Good quality ones of all sizes.
- A small amount of paracetamol capsules and Gaviscon tablets for indigestion for Mummy and the teens. (Kept in their blister packs So Mummy knows what they are!)
- Small packet of antiseptic wipes.
- Insect bite cream / spray.
- Sore throat lozenges.
- When I was a baby, Mummy also packed teething gel and my colic drops too.
Don’t forget to order any medication that you have on prescription in plenty of time, and take enough with you as well as some extra.
If you need Malaria tablets, you need to order and pay for them (they can cost between £70 – £100+), and start taking them before you go on holiday. MiMi needed them for visiting Thailand and Laos, and Mummy also packed Dioralyte sachets and Immodium tablets incase she had a tummy upset. She actually had awful food poisoning but that is a whole other story. She fully recovered though, and is out in Laos again right now!
Have you any first aid essentials for family travel you can add?