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Spring is here, and for my family that means it’s time for baseball. We are running at least 4 days a week between games and practices, so we are always on the go. With teenagers playing baseball, you know what is going to happen. Someone is going to slide and get a scrape. Or a fan will get stung by a bee. Occasionally you will have the parents who burn themselves while volunteering in the snack stand. By having a portable first aid kit, you can quickly treat someone without delay. Relieving pain or treating allergy issues are just a few seconds away.
This picture of my son is right before he bounced a ball off his face. You need to be prepared for anything, and having a portable first aid kit with you at all times can help relieve some of the stress when these inevitable injuries occur. By planning ahead, you won’t be caught unprepared in an emergency situation. After all, you are there to watch a game, but accidents happen, and you will always be ready.
One of the first things you should do is designate a carrying bag to store your portable first aid kit in. I took this simple first aid bag, and stocked it with all the essentials you need to treat common injuries people get during a sporting event. I like how it is clearly marked, and the color makes it easy to find.
Once you have your bag, it is time to fill it with the necessities. Here is what you will need:
- Extra Strength Quick Gels These are great for pain relief for adults and older teens. They dissolve quickly to provide fast pain relief.
- Triple Antibiotic Ointment with Pain Relief It is always good to have ointment on to help fight germs.
- Hydrocortisone Cream You can treat bug bites or poison ivy immediately.
- Children’s Pain Relief For the younger fans in attendance.
- Dye-Free Allergy pills Treats allergy symptoms as soon as they start.
- Rolled Gauze To help cover the weird shaped body parts like knees or elbows.
- Ace Wrap Elastic Bandage For sprains and strains.
- Non-Stick pads To cover wounds until they can be thoroughly cleaned and bandaged.
- Alcohol Swabs To clean scrapes and treat mosquito bites.
- Athletic Tape The metal clips on the elastic bandage don’t always hold. Placing a little tape on the keeps it from unraveling.
- Antibacterial band-aids To cover cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, and everything in between.
You can find all these at your local Walgreen’s. They have a large selection of items that can keep you and your family #WellAtWalgreens. I used my Balance Rewards Card to save on these products.
Once you have all your items, it is very easy to assemble your kit. I try to keep like items together, because it makes them easier to find.
For cuts and scrapes of all sizes and places. These are my most used items, and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Boys!
And don’t forget the sprains and strains. When your kid plays baseball, you will have at least one member of the team hurting themselves at any given point. Us Moms finally got over it, and now we all come prepared.
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So now you have everything you will need to treat those emergencies when you are out and about at sporting events. It is great for vacation, too! I am less stressed when we are away, because I know I have everything I need right at my finger tips. During baseball season, it never leaves my car. You too can be prepared!