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Take Mum to School: Make a School First Aid Kit

You know that feeling you get when you sit a child on the kitchen bench to put a band-aid on a grazed knee?  For me it’s a “I’m a Mum” moment.   I have three at school this year and I have created a back pack first aid kit for each of them. It’s more of a care kit rather than a first aid kit and filling it is part of our back to school routine (I need to make one for myself!).

Possible items to include

  • Food storage container
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Lucas Papaw Ointment
  • Band-aids
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues
  • Photo of mum/dad/pet/family
  • Spare undies
  • Stickers for decoration

My older kids (from Grade 2) love and use it, especially the sunscreen as they often have to reapply and use it for excursions and swimming, and the lip balm is often used in winter. For my younger kids (prep/year 1), I will include a picture, hankie and spare undies.

What else could we include in the first aid box?

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26 Comments

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    Amelia Hunter
    October 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Any ideas on how we can pack a cuddle and a kiss in there? That’s the best first aid I know!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 15, 2010 at 8:05 am

      I agree! You know what? I might just put a kiss on one of the stickers that can be collected any time. HA!

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    Sharron Peacock
    October 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

    mmmmmm………maybe you could buy those “special” bandaids with pictures on them……and a little pack of tissues might be good too! 🙂

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    Peta Wright
    October 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Kelly, that’s a really great idea! my suggestion as to what else could be included would be a travel pack of wipes (baby wipes) – doesn’t matter what the situation, or how old the child, those wipes sure do seem to come in handy time after time.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

      Yes! Wipes. I also wonder how I survived without wipes pre children. They are useful for so many things! Great idea!

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    Michelle
    October 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

    you could include a small beanie toy… that they could kiss – ahh just like a kiss from mum 🙂
    Great idea.

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    Erin
    October 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    My lil man is a preppy and I really love this idea, as for the kiss from mummy, would a photo contacted to the inside of the lid with us blowing them a kiss be too much?
    The only other thing i can think of is a zip lock bag to dispose of any rubbish you may end up with in case they are out on the oval or somehwre a bin isn;t as accessable 🙂

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm

      What a beautiful idea! I’m going to do that. And yes, a zip lock bag would be handy too.

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    Meegan
    October 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love it! It’s just too cute and a lovely addition to any sore and sorry feeling littlie. xo

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    Mummyliz
    October 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Love it! I have a home made one… that I carry everywhere… I need to add the lucas paw paw though! Another great idea!! x

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    Monica
    January 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Not really a first aid kit item but when my daughter started prep I added a spare pair of undies. I know it’s odd but I think they get a little overwhelmed they’re first term or two and accidents happen.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      January 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Not odd at all! That’s a great idea Monica! I’ll be adding that as well. Thank you!

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    Nikky R
    January 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    when we were kids we had a small bear inside a matchbox. maybe something small like that so it still fits in container, a matchbox wrapped in paper and inside a note from mummy.
    that way they can then put note in pocket and it can be changed around if needed.

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    Belle
    January 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    LOVE this idea!!! I will be making 2 of these before school goes back! Thanks so much for sharing!!! xx

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    Jay
    January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    What about a small packet of cough lollies for the older kids? Strepsils have a tube travel pack out now

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    Bernie
    January 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    What a great idea! I’d like to make a little work kit for me…wonder what I’d put in it…chocolate for starters 😉

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