Travel First Aid Kit

It’s always a wise idea to pack a basic travel first aid kit when travelling with kids. Keep the medications up to date, and replace items as required. It’s good to have the travel first aid kit in the cupboard at all times so you can just grab and pack before future trips – even just for weekends away. Check with your family doctor about the suitability of certain drugs (eg. broad spectrum antibiotics) for children.

The family travel first aid kit

  • Thermometer
  • Paracetamol/ibuprofen
  • Antihistamine tablets/liquid
  • Motion sickness remedies (eg ginger tablets)
  • Oral rehydration salts (in sachets for convenience)
  • Broad spectrum antibiotics suitable for children (if travelling in a very remote area)
  • Antiseptic liquid/wipes
  • Band-aids
  • Non-adherent gauze dressings, strapping tape
  • Crepe bandage
  • Antibacterial hand sanitiser
  • Wet wipes
  • Measuring cup/syringe
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen
  • DEET insect repellent
  • Aloe vera gel or calamine lotion for heat rash, bites, stings
  • Zinc-based anti-fungal which contains a steroid (eg. Hydrazole) for bad nappy rash
  • Blister patches