How to build a first aid kit for families

Expert Advice 16 Jan 23 By

Be prepared with these go-to products, including some you may not have thought of!

Whether you’re at home or out and about as a family, there will be times when bug bites and scrapes happen.

Minor accidents are a fact of life – especially when you have active children!

For this reason, every family should have a first aid kit in their home, and one in the car, so you can try to be prepared for various situations.

It’s also recommended parents take a first aid course so you can confidently help your child in an emergency.

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind. Your kit should include a range of dressings and bandages, some topical antiseptic creams and some instruments and tools that are useful when dealing with common accidents.

Begin building your first aid kit with these go-to items below.

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8 items to include in your family’s first aid kit

1. SOOV Bite

SOOV Bite helps to provide fast acting, temporary relief from pain and itching due to insect bites (sand-flies, mosquitoes, fleas, etc.) stinging plants (e.g. nettles). This cooling gel helps take away the urge to scratch your skin after an insect bite or plant sting. SOOV Bite helps to soothe and provide welcome relief from the pain and itchiness. Suitable for children above 2 years and adults.

Always read the label & follow the directions for use.

2. SOOV Cream

Ideal for cuts and grazes, SOOV Cream helps to relieve pain and contains antiseptics to help prevent infection. With a soft cream base, SOOV Cream is easy to apply to tender and sore skin. This general-purpose antiseptic cream can be used for cuts, grazes, minor burns, scalds and sunburn. Suitable for children and adults.

Always read the label & follow the directions for use.

3. SOOV Burn Spray


SOOV Burn’s gentle spray-on application avoids the need for excessive rubbing of tender skin, and helps to provide fast-acting relief from the pain of minor burns and sunburn. Use for minor burns, sunburn, cuts and grazes. SOOV Burn Spray also helps to protect the skin against infection. Suitable for children above 2 years and adults.

Always read the label & follow the directions for use.

4. Adhesive dressing strips

Cover scapes and cuts with adhesive dressing strips in different sizes.

5. Gauze pads

For bigger mishaps, a gauze pad will help protect the skin while it heals. They are ideal for cleaning and covering cuts, scrapes, grazes and minor burns.

6. Thermometer

A digital thermometer is a handy and easy way to take your little one’s temperature accurately.

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A first aid kit will help you be prepared for common accidents.

7. Disposable sterile gloves

Wearing disposable sterile gloves will help reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination.

8. Instant cool pack

If an injury occurs and ice is required, simply activate an instant cool pack and its ready to use. Instant cool packs can help to relieve pain and swelling and are especially handy when outdoors and there is no access to regular ice.

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Always read the label & follow the directions for use.

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