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    HKMum is offline Registered User
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    Baby first aid kit.

    Where can i get hold of a baby first aid they have any ready made with all the nec. medications etc?
    electrolyte solution
    charcoal/for poison ingestion
    and all the other medications a baby might need in an emergency.

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    I'll research this for you. Should be interesting ... given that we should also probably prepare for this, as D starts getting ready to crawl around.

    In the mean time ... this reminded me of a Chris Rock special that I saw a while back (its in Movie Land) where he describes his childhood experiences. It goes something like this ..

    Rock: I've got a headache
    Mom: Take some Robitussin
    Rock: I've got cancer
    Mom: Take some Robitussin
    Rock: My arm fell off
    Mom: Take some Robitussin

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    Not been able to find anything here in HK which meets your requirements for a "complete kit".

    I did find a lot of advice on a bunch of sites which leads me to belive that you should prepare your own kit, since a fair number of components in that kit need to be recomended by your doctor.

    A fairly complete list that I found from

    Includes the following....

    Here are the 25 must-haves:

    • Infant / child thermometers (both digital and ear or rectal)

    • Children's and infants' non-aspirin liquid pain reliever (acetaminophen), as recommended by your pediatrician

    • Topical calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream (1/2 percent) for insect bites and rashes

    • Rubbing alcohol to clean thermometers, tweezers, and scissors

    • Petroleum jelly to lubricate rectal thermometers

    • Hydrogen peroxide to clean cuts and scrapes

    • Antibacterial cream, also for cuts and for scrapes

    • Tweezers for splinters and ticks

    • A pair of sharp scissors

    • Child-safe sunscreen lotion (click here for details on baby sun safety and sunscreen guidelines)

    • Child-safe insect repellent

    • Pediatrician-approved children's-strength liquid decongestant

    • Nasal aspirator bulb (not the pointy ended ear syringe)

    • An assortment of adhesive bandage strips in various sizes and shapes. (Since there are children in the house, get the less sticky kind.)

    • Gauze rolls (1/2 to 2 inches wide)

    • Gauze pads (2x2 and 4x4 inches)

    • Adhesive tape

    • Sterilized cotton balls

    • Cotton-tipped swabs

    • Mild liquid soap (most antibacterial and deodorant soaps are too strong for babies' sensitive skin)

    • An oral syringe or calibrated cup or spoon for administering medicines to infants and children

    • A package of tongue depressors to check sore throats

    • A heating pad

    • A hot-water bottle and ice pack

    • A small flashlight to check ears, nose, throat, and eyes

    • First-Aid manual. Janet Zand's Parent's Guide to Medical Emergencies gives advice for handling a wide range of emergencies.

    Additional items to include only if recommended by your pediatrician:

    • Syrup of Ipecac and activated charcoal for use in case of accidental poisoning. You should keep the Ipecac on hand, but do not use either one without first calling your local poison control center or your pediatrician's office. Your pediatrician will probably give you a bottle of syrup of Ipecac at your child's 6-month visit; activated charcoal is available at most drugstores and pharmacies.

    • Rehydration fluids, such as Pedialyte, to treat infant diarrhea.
    Janet Zand's book is on Amazon. Click below if you want to check it out.

    Janet Zend seems highly rated on Amazon. Her other two books have a good ranking.. this book was first published in 1997.
    Last edited by shri; 10-19-2002 at 11:21 PM.

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    peterhkg is offline Registered User
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    Lightbulb Not Hydrogen Peroxide

    I was looking at the list of contents for First Aid kits. I notice they have hydrogen peroxide included.

    As a RN and First Aid instructor we teach students not to use Hydrogen peroxide. It does not kill bacteria, it adversely affects capillary blood flow, and extends wound healing.

    To clean a shallow wound you can use good old soap and water.

    For a wound with a high risk for infection a very dirty wound or ragged wound, a puncture seek medical attention.

    I hope this helps.

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