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Best First Aid Kits for Babies and Toddlers 2024
February 23, 2024

Best First Aid Kits for Babies and Toddlers 2024

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These all-in-one baby first aid kits have exactly what you need in case of an emergency.Best First Aid Kits for Babies and Toddlers 2024

Infant first aid kits can be one of those things you don’t realize you need until it’s too late.

The items in the household first aid kit will suffice, right? It could in a pinch. But there are some specific baby-friendly items you’ll also want to have on hand like a nasal aspirator, medicine dropper or rectal thermometer.

An infant-specific first aid kit resembles something like a healthcare-meets-grooming kit. You’ll want to have what you need to take care of both everyday tasks like nail clipping and hair brushing to the big stuff like runny noses, fevers, cuts and bruises.

Babylist’s Picks for The Best First Aid Kits

How to Build Your Own First Aid Kit

There’s comfort in buying a pre-packaged infant first aid kit, but it’s possible to create one on your own. Whether you build one or buy one of our recommended kits below, here are things to include:

  • Nasal aspirator
  • Baby thermometer
  • Medicine dropper
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Baby brush or comb
  • Cradle cap brush
  • Emery boards
  • Sterile gauze
  • Saline nasal drops
  • Infant Acetaminophen (consult your doctor for dosage recommendations)
  • Antibiotic cream (consult your doctor for dosage recommendations)
  • Alcohol swabs (consult your doctor for dosage recommendations)
  • Antibiotic ointment (consult your doctor for dosage recommendations)
  • Age-appropriate Band-Aids
  • A gripe water (consider it a nice to have)
  • Emergency contact card (with pediatrician and other important info for caregivers)

Whether you build your own kit or buy one of these premade first aid kits, it’s a good idea to prepare ahead with one before baby needs it.

Doctor-Guided Peace of Mind

We know how important it is for every family to have a first aid kit on hand, but we also know it can be a little overwhelming to figure out what exactly should go into one. Which is why we’ve taken care of it all for you! We partnered directly with ER doctors to curate this exclusive Baby First Aid Kit that’s filled with hospital-grade medical supplies and soothers for baby’s first year and beyond. It’s packed with full-sized items (and info on how to use them) as well as information cards on things like infant and toddler CPR, fever and medication dosing, red flags to call 9-1-1 and lots more.

Additional Specs
Includes Mend (rash and fever treater): gauze, surgical lubricant, alcohol prep pads, rectal thermometer, Z-Guard Skin Protectant Paste, saline nasal spray, nasal bulb; Tend (for grooming and relieving teething pain): pacifier, cool ring teether, toothbrush, baby comb, wooden brush + comb set, baby oil, baby nail scissors and nail files

Options, Options, Options!

This 17-piece Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit has everything you need–and some things you didn’t know you needed—to help get your baby through to the toddler years. Can’t decide between fingernail clippers, scissors or an emery board? The kit has all three. It also comes with a rattle to keep your baby distracted, and a baby care, wellness and safety guide (and they say babies don’t come with operating manuals). While this kit is well stocked, it’s not necessarily the best of everything. But at a low price point, you can always upgrade the items you find indispensable.

Additional Specs
Includes A nasal aspirator, digital thermometer with case, soft-tip medicine dispenser, medicine spoon with cap, brush, comb, scissors, nail clipper, fingertip toothbrush, emery boards, rattle, zippered travel/storage bag and a baby care, wellness and safety guide

The Best Kit for Cuts and Scrapes

Toddlers have a knack for rough-and-tumble play, and picking up cuts, scrapes and bruises on the way. This kit is loaded with all the things you need to triage ouchies, whether small or more serious (before you can get to the ER). There’s a handy first aid guide for reference and all contents are neatly organized into separate pouches and sections bundled in a compact, durable case. It’s also HSA/FSA eligible.

Additional Specs
Includes: Stainless steel scissors, metal tweezers, finger split, 2 tick removers, 10 cotton tip applicators, gauze roll, 2 nitrile gloves, nail clippers, 4 2x2 sterile gauze, 2 4x4 sterile gauze, 5 XL bandages, 4 knuckle bandages, 4 fingertip bandaids, 5 butterfly bandages, 4 waterproof bandages, eye patch, 10 safety pins, lip balm, mini sewing kit, moleskin, first aid tape roll, first aid guide, 8 triple antibiotic ointments, 5 hydrocortisone, 8 first aid burn creams, 4 hand sanitizers, 4 sting relied pads, 6 alcohol pads, 8 non-sting cleaning wipes, 5x9 abdominal combine pad, 120 assorted bandaids, CPR mask, instant cold pack, emergency blanket, triangle bandage, 20 children’s stickers

The Cold-Buster Kit

While this kit doesn’t have what you need to fix up scrapes and bumps, it could be your go-to when cold season hits. It comes with FridaBaby’s parent-loved NoseFrida the SnotSucker to clear out stuffy noses, as well as a medicine doser, nose wipes and chest balm, in one grab-and-go package.

FridaBaby has a lot of other handy health products, too, if you want to add on to this starter kit.

Additional Specs
Includes: 1 NoseFrida, 4 Hygiene Filters, 1 MediFrida Medicine Dispenser + Pacifier, 1 Standard Oral Medicine Syringe, 1 BreatheFrida with 12 Wipes and 1 BreatheFrida Vapor Rub Chest Balm

The Well-Balanced Health Care Kit

The Safety 1st Deluxe Healthcare and Grooming Kit equally covers both grooming and health issues. On the grooming side, this 25-piece kit has all the options you’d expect, with a few extras like multiple emery boards. For healthcare, it includes alcohol wipes, a nasal aspirator, bottle medicine dispenser and a convenient emergency information card, all in a colorful clutch case.

Additional Specs
Includes: 3-in-1 digital thermometer (with case), 5 thermometer probe covers, 5 alcohol wipes, nasal aspirator, bottle medicine dispenser, emergency information card, gentle care toddler toothbrush, gentle care brush & comb, gentle care cradle cap comb, steady grip nail clippers, 5 emery boards and a zippered adjustable case

Jen LaBracio

Senior Gear Editor

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

Briana Engelbrecht

Assistant Editor

Briana Engelbrecht is Babylist’s Assistant Editor, where she brings her passion for early childhood development and the perinatal period, plus experience as a mom of two to Babylist articles and guides. A former preschool teacher, she loves children’s picture books, cats, plants and making things.

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