Last week when I was running, Bubbles, tripped me over. I ripped quite a significant amount of skin off my hands and knees. The only items of first aid kit I had were the ones I’d used for my ultramarathon. I realised that I really needed a children’s first aid kit. If one of the girls had got hurt, I would have felt terrible about being so unprepared. By chance, this week Yellodoor asked me to review a child’s first aid kit. This full first aid kit is specifically designed with children in mind.
The Yellodoor Child’s First Aid Kit
It has everything you could possibly need to treat both minor injuries and minor illness at home. The full list of contents is here:
- 3 sterile wipes (alcohol free)
- Plasters of assorted sizes including 16 Humpty Dumpty plasters
- Medicine spoon with measurements printed on it
- Reward stickers
- Humpty Dumpty finger puppet
- 2 sachets of burn gel
- Absorbent dressing (non-stick)
- Yellodoor First aid scissors
- Adhesive tape
- Eye / wound wash
- Digital thermometer
- Medicated pads to relieve stings
- Information leaflet
The whole lot comes in an eye-catching carry case with a Humpty Dumpty design. You can also buy a refill so you don’t have to buy a whole new kit when you use up the contents. Humpty Dumpty comes separately from the carry case but he fits quite nicely inside.
Why buy a children’s first aid kit?
The contents of the Yellodoor child’s first aid kit are very similar to those you’d find in a normal first aid kit. But the big difference is that they’re aimed at children – and they’re fun. It’s never an easy time when a child hurts themselves and a standard first aid kit can look a bit scary. It’s so much better to turn to a cheerful little pouch with fun contents. I read a great blog post recently about how to administer medicine to children. Emma had some brilliant tips and I agree with her – it’s really difficult!
For me though, even something as simple as giving the children vitamins can be a bit of a nightmare. I’m never convinced I’m giving exactly the right amount. So Having a measuring spoon with such clear print on it is really useful. It measures out both 5ml and 10ml which is perfect for us, since Libby needs to take a higher dose than Lia due to their ages. The plasters were a big hit in this house too.
What we thought of the first aid kit
Both girls keep miraculously finding invisible scratches on them so they have an excuse to ask for a Humpty Dumpty plaster. They also love the reward stickers and I think they’re a great idea. Both girls are much more likely to stay calm and cooperative if they think there’s something in it for them – and what child doesn’t love stickers?
The other thing that was in the Yellodoor child’s first aid kit that I wasn’t expecting was the digital thermometer. I’ve never had one before. We rely on touching the children to make sure they’re not too hot to the touch. This accurate, simple digital thermometer definitely provides added reassurance that if they do have a temperature, you’ll know about it and can seek medical help.