Summer Fun Emergency Kit

2009-05-356You can buy or put together emergency car kits or first aid kits, but I ended up wasting a lot of money stopping for snacks, buying sunscreen when I forgot to pack it and going home early or out of the way to grab bandages, tissues or extra clothes.

Here is what I have come up with to avoid these kid emergencies:

  • Baby wipes or Wet Ones
  • Shout wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Hair ties
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Bandages
  • Neosporin
  • Anti-itch cream for bug bites
  • Tweezers (for removing splinters or bee stingers)
  • Spare eyeglasses, if anyone wears them
  • Socks (for unexpected stops at indoor playgrounds)
  • Tylenol or ibuprofen (children & adult)
  • A little cash (to avoid atm fees away from home)
  • Extra batteries for cameras & kids’ toys
  • Medicine, inhalers, epi-pen as needed
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Diapers or extra clothes for babies & potty-training toddlers
  • Anything else you have ever gone back home for or purchased on a trip

Toss it all in a tote, bag or tackle box, keep it in your car and you will always have what you need at your fingertips to avoid unexpected expenses or stops.