Baby Care Emergencies


Injuries and accidents can happen even to the safest person. A child being naturally curious is more prone to injuries. Minor accidents and injuries is a part in parcel of childhood and growing up. Childcare also involves the parents’ responsibility to handle such crucial emergencies- differentiating a minor accident from an emergency, and taking appropriate action.

Having a first-aid kit is a requirement at every home and learn what all is required to keep in it. Have a list of numbers for emergency situations written down somewhere which is easily accessible as well as on your mobile.


First-aid kit

Every home should have a well-stocked first-aid kit which can be easily accessed by everyone. No matter how much caution you exercise there is always a perceivable risk of injuries. A first-aid kit should always be checked to see whether all the items are in place and up to date. Expired medicines and ointments should be disposed off immediately. The contents of a first-aid kit will vary depending on how you intend to use it. Some basic things needed are:


Basics of a first aid kit


Instruments

  • Thermometer

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Disposable syringes

Medications

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Antiseptic cream

  • Hydrocortisone cream

  • Ibuprofen

  • Glucose powder

  • Acetaminophen

  • Calamine lotion

  • Any other prescribed medicines

Bandages

  • Sterile gauze

  • Adhesive tape

  • Water proof tape

  • Cotton swabs and cotton balls

  • Elastic bandage

  • Adhesive bandages

  • First-aid manual

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