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.

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

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.

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

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!

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

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.

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

Itch Spray

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.

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

Allergy Relief

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.

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

Liquid Bandage

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!

5 Summer Must-Have First-Aid Essentials

AirShield

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.