6 Best First Aid Kits for Babies 2019

Best First Aid Kits for Babies 2019

April 23, 2019

Best First Aid Kits for Babies 2019

Best First Aid Kits for Babies 2019
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A first aid kit for baby and families should have a few essentials in it. Luckily these all-in-one kits and cases have exactly what you need in case of an emergency, plus they're easy to throw in your car or diaper bag.Best First Aid Kits for Babies 2019

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? Not really. Does your family first aid kit include a nasal aspirator, medicine dropper or rectal thermometer? Chances are it doesn’t. When you have a baby in the house, the first aid kit is a different ball game.

A 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.

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
  • Simethicone baby gas drops, like Mylicon or Little Tummies
  • 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.

Small but Powerful

While the Boon CARE Health and Grooming Kit only contains six tools, each is quite versatile. The toothbrush converts into a finger toothbrush and has a slit to hold gauze for gum cleaning in those pre-teeth days; the thermometer reads temperatures in eight seconds and can be used for oral, underarm or rectal use (be sure to clean thoroughly after each application); and the medicine spoon has a removable syringe. Note: Some parents say the nasal aspirator is flimsy, so if your baby experiences a lot of mucus backup, consider upgrading to a stronger aspirator, like the NoseFrida.

Additional Specs
Includes Thermometer, silicone toothbrush, nail clippers, nasal aspirator, medicine spoon and cradle cap brush, as well as a zippered pouch

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 have 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 Well-Balanced Healthcare 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

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 a medicine doser, nose wipes and chest balm, in one grab-and-go package.

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 Essentials

The Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit has all the essentials that you need to care for your new bundle of joy—medicine dispensers, a nasal aspirator, two thermometers, nail clippers, five emery boards, a comb, a brush and all the necessary dental care tools (including a gum massager and a teething ring). Parents enjoy the thoughtfulness on the design of items, like the pacifier medicine dispenser. Keep in mind: the thermometer can take up to a minute to register a temperature.

Additional Specs
Includes Thermometer, forehead thermometer, comb, brush, gum massaging brush, finger gum massager and case, teether, medicine pacifier dispenser, medicine syringe, nasal aspirator, nail clippers, 5 emery boards, medical cards and a case.

A First Aid Kit for the Whole Family

The closest to a true first aid kit, the Medibag 117 Piece Kid Friendly First Aid Kit comes well stocked with an assortment of bandages, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, burn gel, antibiotic ointment and, well, you name it. Not only is it handy to have one at home, but it’s a good idea to store one in the trunk of your car for on-the-go emergencies. Coupons are included for when you need to replace items.

Additional Specs
Includes 12 kid-friendly bandages, 12 junior bandages, 12 3/4” X 3” sheer bandages, 2 knee and elbow bandages, 2 fingertip bandages, 20 antiseptic sting free wipes, 6 2 X 2 gauze pads, 6 3 X 3 gauze pads, anti-itch ointment, 2 antibiotic ointments, sting relief pad, burn gel, first aid guide, instant cold pack, hand sanitizer packs, blue kid friendly exam gloves, plastic disposable tweezers, 10 applicator cotton swabs, emergency information label, 20 kid friendly fun stickers, 45 item refill kit coupon and a doctor’s kit organizer bag
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