A First Aid Kit ensures you are prepared for potential illnesses and lesser emergencies.

Your basic kit should contain:

  • Thermometer
  • Antipyretic and analgesic suppositories (paracetamol only, keep in a cool place)
  • Glucose/electrolyte solution for diarrhoea
  • Disinfectant and antiseptic ointment
  • Spray or ointment for insect bites and stings
  • Dressing materials and plasters
  • Scissors, tweezers and cotton buds
  • Any medication your baby needs regularly

If you are uncertain about what to use, or you are concerned your baby is ill, it is advisable to visit a doctor.