Mommy Moments: First Aid Tips

I am not a graduate of any medical course but as a mom I have few tricks in my sleeves when it comes to first aid treatment for the whole family. And you know what that is? Well, it’s plain and simple; keep a first aid kit close at hand!! LOL!

Anyway, kidding aside, here are some of the first aid treatments I do to my children when the situation calls for it:

1. Mother’s kiss – Though there is no scientific evidence that a mother’s kiss can help wounds or cure diseases, I am sure it can comfort and heal you child’s discomfort. It’s a must for every pain, either physically or emotionally.
2. Coffee administration – Growing up with asthmatic children is quite hard. You need to deal with their pains when asthma attacks. So when it does, I usually give my children hard coffee as a first aid as it acts as a bronchodilator. Drinking coffee is an alternative bronchodilator that can help your children breathe if ventolin is not immediately around.
3. First Aid Kit – A home is incomplete when a first aid kit is not around. It is a must so that your family will get what they need when the situation arises.

first aid kit

Speaking about first aid kits, here are the usual contents of mine:
1. Isopropyl Alcohol – handy when it comes to minor cuts, bruises, insect bites and more. It also acts as a disinfectant in most cases.
2. Povidone iodine – the best antiseptic / disinfectant to any wounds for children. This is child friendly because they don’t feel any pain when applied.
3. Watsonal Castoria – this laxative syrup of babies comes very in handy when your baby is starting to eat solid foods. Prevents hard stools.
4. Non-aspirin PM- when you have a headache that needs sleep.
5. Biogesic – when I get a headache and needs to do something, this is my first aid.
6. Kremil S – my husband’s friendly medicine for his stomach upsets.
7. Mefenamic Acid – first aid to toothache and other pains.
8. Efficasent oil and Mansanilla – effective oils for adult and baby tummy aches.
9. Vicks Vaporab – used when the children can’t breathe because of clog nose.
10. Sodium Chloride – used when the baby can’t breathe because of clog nose.

For non-medicine contents, we have cotton balls, cotton buds, digital thermometers, band-aids, ice pack and doctor’s contact numbers.

Having a first aid kit comes in handy especially when you have a baby and two active children at home, no matter how we make all things safe for our children; there are some circumstances that a doctor in Mom is called for.

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  1. Willa says:

    Parehas tayo, Kiss din kaya ang first na nasa list ko. 🙂

  2. shydub says:

    Kompleto si mommy sa mga paraphernelia ah. hehe girl scout always prepared hehe mine is up now

  3. Irish says:

    Mommy, you should add hydrite to your list in case na merong magka LBM or yung suka ng suka. just to avoid dehydration which is really dangerous.

  4. Chris says:

    wow, well prepared si mommy! 😀 and mommy’s kiss definitely has some magic… :d

  5. Ellen Joy says:

    🙂 my baby is starting to believe that mommy kiss magic as well

  6. Dave Domain Hosting says:

    Ok well I know the really basic stuff, like the signs of colic and laminitis etc, but was wondering if anyone could give me advice on other stuff/general equine first aid?

  7. marilyn ramos says:

    im a mum, just wanted to ask is it safe to give watsonal castoria to my 7 and 8 yrs old kids every day, and is it also true that this medicine is to prevent the kids not to get worms?

    • alan ray alavarta says:

      Hi.. yes it safe and very effective.. it’s also to prevent your kids not to get worms 🙂

  8. emily says:

    hi po, ask ko lang po kung safe po kaya ipainom yung watsonal castoria sa baby ko, he’s turning 3 y/o this june. Constipated po kasi sya for 3 days na and sumasakit po yung tiyan nya.

    thank you po.

    • Pinay Mommy says:

      Hello Emily!

      I am not a medical doctor but yes, I am using Watsonal Castoria with my 3 year old daughter. Base on experience, it is safe and effective. 🙂

  9. Chie says:

    magkano mo ung castoria??

  10. Chie says:

    magkano po ung castoria at San pwede bumili??

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