Health,  Parenting

Mommy Moments: First Aid Tips


I am not a graduate of any medical course but as a mom, I have few tricks up 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!

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 – friendly medicine for adult stomach upsets.

7. Mefenamic Acid – first aid to a toothache and other pains.

8. Efficasent Oil and Aceite de Manzanilla – effective oils for adult and baby tummy aches.

9. Vicks Vaporub – 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 mom’s care is called for. Anyway, these are just what I use with my family. I still suggest consulting your doctor in everything you do with your family. Their safety is our primary concern.

Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


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