Summer first aid essentials
Our top must-have items to pack in your first aid kit before you hit the road...
Ensure that you are fully prepped for any little accidents or illnesses before you embark on that family weekend trip. Whether it's an insect bite or a spot of tummy upset, here's our go-to items to pack!
Keep it dry
Sooth summer cuts and grazes with bandages that stay on in water and seal out dirt and germs. Ideal for swimming, gardening, fishing, camping and busy toddler hands. Ultra thin and comfortable to wear.
RRP from $6.99
Feel the heat
Take your wriggly little one's temperature fast with the Omron MC-720 Forehead Thermometer. Non-intrusive and the measurement can be taken even when your infant or young child is sleeping. A backlight also provides visibility in the dark and the last reading is on the same display asthecurrent reading.
RRP from $126.99
Bacteria loves summer, so make sure you treat minor burns, cuts and abrasions with a topical application of Betadine to prevent common skin infections. Betadine is a bacterial, sporicidal and fungicidal antiseptic - it's also super easy to apply under a bandage.
RRP $22.99 for 65g; $5.99 for 25g
Don't let those pesky bites and stings take the fun out of your summer. Stingose soothes the pain, itching and swelling associated with stings and bites of most insects, plants and marine life; including ants, bees, wasps, mosquitos, sandflies, sea lice, jellyfish, vines and nettles!
RRP from $15.99
Adult tummy upset?
Don't forget you! Activated charcoal has a honeycomb-like structure, giving it a large surface area and highly absorptive characteristics, enabling it to bind toxins for safe excretion. Radiance Activated Charcoal is an ideal first aid cabinet essential when tummy bugs threaten.
It can also be used topically to support the neutralisation of bites and stings.
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