Last week when I was running with Bubbles, she got spooked by a car and bolted in front of me. We were running on tarmac that was old and bumpy and I ended up ripping quite a significant amount of skin off my hands and knees. The only first aid items I had available were the ones I’d used for my ultramarathon, which made me realise that I really needed to get a child’s first aid kit.
The Yellodoor Child’s First Aid Kit
Had it been one of the girls that had got hurt, I would have felt terrible about being so unprepared. By chance, this week I was asked by Yellodoor to review a child’s first aid kit. This is a full first aid kit that is specifically designed with children in mind. It is available from Amazon 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)
- 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 child’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. 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’ve always relied on touching the children to make sure they weren’t 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. If you’d like to win one of these fabulous child’s first aid kits, you can enter via the Rafflecopter below. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering. Don’t forget to check out my other competitions too, there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs.
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Please note, I was sent a Yellodoor child’s first aid kit free of charge for the purpose of this review and I was compensated for my time. This post contains affiliate links. All views and opinions are my own. No children were harmed in the making of this blog post!