5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials
I know what you’re thinking, the must haves of summer are sun, water, a good tan, and a rocking soundtrack? You’re absolutely right, IF you are a teenager or a twenty-something without kids.
As a mom, I may not get to sip quite as many summer margaritas as I did in my early days, but I still know how to have a good time! Part of me having a good time is making sure that my kids have everything they need for a good time in the summer sun.
For today’s post, I am sharing my new top 5 must-have first-aid essentials for this summer, all from one of my favorite places – CVS!
Pain Relief (Acetaminophen)
OK, this one has been in my first-aid kit for years for minor aches and pains, including mild headaches. Whatever the reason for your summer ailments, acetaminophen is an essential element to have in your arsenal.
Hanging out in the woods, at the beach at night, or even being in your own backyard means creepy crawlies that sometimes bite. Itch spray is a great way to banish your kid’s “itchies” (and your own) so that they can focus on catching fireflies and playing in the sprinkler.
Speaking of itchies, sometimes it’s not so much the bugs, but the air itself. If you live in an area with a high pollen count in the summer (hello, Oklahoma), allergy relief is a MUST.
My kids can get hurt just about anywhere, like a picnic or the beach, and there may not be a great place to wash out the cut and apply a bandage. That’s where having a liquid bandage on hand can save the day!
Nothing is worse than a summer cold, except maybe a summer cold on vacation. Taking AirShield whenever we travel on a plane for a summer vacation is one of the ways I try to prevent that tragedy from happening.
One of the things that’s great about these first-aid essentials is that because they’re all part of CVS’ Health Brands, they’re affordable, leaving me a little extra cash in my wallet for a splurge or two.
The best way to make sure you have a safe summer this year is to keep a first-aid kit fully stocked somewhere close by, whether that’s in the car, home, or a beach bag. You never know when a difficult situation will arise and being prepared can keep you on the track to a fun and exciting season!
This post is sponsored, but the ideas are all mine.