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First Aid Travel Kit for Kids

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I always bring a First Aid Kit whenever we travel. Now that we’re starting to travel with Luke, I’ve created a separate kit for him as well. In this post, I’ll be sharing the contents of our first aid travel kit for kids, some tips and even mom hacks! 

Contents of Our First Aid Travel Kit for Kids

1. Cheat-Sheet!

First Aid Travel Kit for Kids

Create a cheat sheet and include it in your kit. When something happens, it’s easy to blackout and forget what to do so it’s good to always have this handy.

2. Meds & Supplies for Fever

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  • KoolFever: Perfect to put at night when baby’s sleeping already.
  • Ear Thermometer
  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (for high fever)
  • Washcloth: Multi-purpose! I like these iFlin washcloths because it has a snap, which allows you to hang it anywhere. Comes in handy when you’re drying it.

3. Meds & Supplies for Cough & Colds:

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  • Saline Spray
  • Nasal Aspirator: We use Nosefrida and I love it. Can’t say the same for Luke. Haha.
  • Euky Bearub: All-natural eucalyptus soothing chest rub. I love that the smell is not strong. We put it on Luke’s chest, back and feet before he goes to sleep when he has a cough
  • Manuka Honey: At home, we always eat Manuka Honey whenever we’re sick. But because it’s hard to bring a jar of it when traveling, I just bring the syrup, suckles and throat spray. Manuka Honey Suckles are perfect for older kids because they taste yummy!

4. Meds & Supplies for Other Conditions:

First Aid Travel Kit for Kids

  • Erceflora vials: For diarrhea (forgot to include in the photo)
  • Little Tree Natural Protection Spray: To prevent insect bites; made from natural ingredients, which I love
  • Bebebugs: Insect bites itch eraser, also made from natural ingredients. I love that it comes in a stick. I always have one in my hand bag.
  • Virlix drops: For allergies. We use this only when desperate.
  • Naturali Virgin Coconut Oil: For many uses! Explanation below.
  • Profreeze Ice pack: For bumps and bruises. More explanation below.
  • Mega Malunggay Capsules: You’ll be surprised! Also, explanation below.
  • Kiddie band-aids: Pretty obvious, but I’ll still explain more below.

5. Travel Humidifier

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It’s not “part of the kit” literally because it doesn’t fit in my small first aid travel kit. Haha. But this Crane Travel Humidifier is definitely part of my must-bring list when traveling!

The Crane Travel Humidifier increases air moisture so you can breathe easier and sleep better. It’s perfect if you have the flu, allergies or generally just feeling dry (which may happen because of the cold hotel aircon or if you’re traveling to colder places)

It’s super light and really small, only around 8.5″ with the cup already. But if you really wanna pack light, you don’t even have to bring the cup; you can just use any cup available at the hotel!

Mom Tips and Hacks

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1. Bring a small bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil

Ever since I found out about the many uses of Virgin Coconut Oil, I now transfer mine in a small bottle and include it Luke’s first aid kit. I particularly love this cold pressed Virgin Coconut Oil from Naturali, which can be used as skin moisturizer, sunburn remedy and even helps heal canker sores (“singaw”).

If you google the different ways you can use VCO, you’ll be surprised at just how multi-purpose this product is. It’s like my all-in-one solution in a bottle!

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2. Use Profreeze Ice Packs

An ice pack will come in handy for fevers, bumps and bruises. I highly recommend these Profreeze ice packs because:

  1. They come flat: When you open a new box, they come in flat, which is perfect for stuffing it in your luggage. When you arrive at your destination, you can just puff it up by hydrating it (instructions come on the pack)
  2. You can cut them up to any size you want: Here in the photo I cut them up to 4 squares to make a medium sized square. You can cut it up to make a vertical patch, a smaller patch, etc. Up to you and depending on how you wanna use it!

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3. Include a pack of malunggay capsules

If you’re breastfeeding, you already know that these Mega Malunggay capsules are gold! They increase your milk supply naturally!  But there’s another use for these capsules:

You know how it’s so hard to get kids to eat healthy when traveling? Well, you can open a capsule up, sprinkle malunggay on their food and voila! Haha! #MomHack

Malunggay contains more vitamin C than oranges, 3x the amount of iron in spinach, and 4x the calcium amount in milk. If they don’t wanna eat their veggies, this is the perfect solution!

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4. Bring kiddie band-aids!

I know Luke loves picking the band-aids when they don’t have designs. But he does his very best to keep them on when he likes it. Last time, he didn’t even want to take a bath for fear of ruining R2D2. Haha!

If you feel like I’m missing a couple of items, maybe I already included that in our grown-up version of our First-Aid Travel Kit. But if it’s also not there, I’d love it if you can let me know what I lack by leaving a comment below!

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Monique Galang
    February 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Very useful tips sheena! Didn’t know that Virgin coconut oil can heal ‘singaw’ , every mom’s should have it on their bag!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Yes it’s so versatile! Thanks Monique!

  • Reply
    Violette
    February 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    That sounds like a perfect kit! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Violette! :)

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    Amy
    February 24, 2017 at 6:52 am

    You can never be too safe with the little one =) I travel around with an adult emergency kit for my husband bc he’s always accident prone lol

    ? http://theblushingpink.com/

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Yes that’s true!! I also have an adult version for this haha. Thanks!

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    Nati
    February 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve never see such a good list, will be helpful for a lot of Moms 😉
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 26, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks Nati! Hope so too!

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    Jhake O.
    February 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I’m clueless about the uses of those malunggay calpsules until i finished reading the latter part of the blog post haha!
    That’s definitely a great idea!
    I have a couple of Band aids, cotton balls, a nailcutter, tweezers and tiny bottle of Betadine in my everyday bag and i’m glad i haven’t used them until now except for the nailcutter.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Hi Jhake! The malunggay pills are great for increasing milk supply but this is another use for it! Haha. That’s the thing about first aid kits; you bring them in case you will ever need them but pray you never have to ever need them!

  • Reply
    Jhanz
    February 28, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Gotta love that humidifier though!!! :)

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      For sure!

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    Margarita Lanot
    March 9, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Wow! Ur a great mom. I idolizes u ms. Sheena. Wat a girl scout indeed,hehe. Pero gnun nmn po tlga tayo dpt n mga mgulng e d po b. Kailngn lging alerto at hnda s lht ng mha mngyyri. Syempre pra sting mga mhal s buhy. Llo pra sting mga ank. Kya d pwedeng mliit n bags lng dala dlhan ntin. Llo pg ky ank n tayo. Dpt lging kumpleto at dpt ” i am ready” ika nga po db….. i salute u po! Gmit dn po nmin yng euky bearub. Mganda po xa kc gmitn. At nkkgnhwang tlga!
    IG NAME: @bernallein16

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Margarita! We love Euky Bearub!

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    Celeste ocon
    March 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Wow! Thanks for sharing! Just checked your blog to join the eukybear giveaway. Well, after reading this first aid kit, I’m thankful I did… I’ll do this definitely… IG @infinitygrace8

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Celeste! Glad it helps!

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    Arleen Oboguin
    March 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Yan po ang pinaka kelangan while tarveling with kids. :) salamat po sa information :) its a big help.
    ig: @arleenoboguin

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Glad it was helpful Arleen!

  • Reply
    angeli
    March 10, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    super nice entry sheena! no lukey pics? :))

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks Angeli! No Lukey pics this time. Didn’t want him to open up the medicines and creams. Haha!

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