Editor’s Dose: Something a summer vacation should never be without

With four young, very excitable (and sometimes accident-prone) children, there is one thing that we never leave home without, especially when going on vacation: the first aid kit! Last year, we enjoyed having a “staycation” and decided to visit some of the theme parks in Central Florida. And by the way, Legoland is a blast for families like ours with young kids! Our twins and three-year-old still remember it and we look forward to our next trip there.

But I digress, let me get back to the first aid kit. I have to say from experience that it comes in very handy. But here are a few things I learned that my first aid kit SHOULD have that it did not contain before:

  • Plastic bags for disposal of contaminated materials
  • Sterile eyewash, such as saline solution (because you never know when a three-year-old is going to get sunblock in her eye!)
  • Thermometer
  • Instant cold packs (these come in REALLY handy for my kids, who ask for an “ice patch” when they get any kind of bump or bruise)

Also, a first-aid manual is a good idea. Again, you just never know when you’re going to need it and if you’re like me, then you like to be prepared for anything. Enjoy your summer and stay safe!

Caption for photo: My husband and I with the kids last year at Legoland’s Fresh From Florida Greenhouse.





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