There is never a good time to get sick or injured, and if you have children, then you know that they somehow have the innate ability to get hurt at the worst possible moment. Often the difference between being “lucky” or not is being prepared.
One of the best things you can do help yourself be “lucky” is have a first aid kit. If you have a kit take a look at it. Have all the items been used and all that’s left are a couple Band-Aids? Is the kit from your grand father’s experience in World War II? Or may be you’ve never got around to putting a kit together?
Well, here are some helpful ideas that could be potentially lifesaving. First, the supplies should be kept in a convenient place in your home, and all family members old enough to use them should know where they are. Remember to try and keep those items in a separate box so they don’t get used for other purposes. In addition, some items in the first aid kit are potentially dangerous for children, so keeping the box locked or out of reach is also a good idea. Read the rest of this entry »