What should go in an emergency/first aid kit for the car? Obviously the primary resource is the cell phone and 9-1-1, but beyond that, what would be useful? (our family = Mom, Dad, toddler)
So far all i have on the list is:
extra diapers & wipes
liquid benedryl (in case of severe allergic reaction)
We always have sunscreen. What else?
- kitty litter & two boards (for tires when stuck)
- empty bottles or cups (full water bottles in summer or warm climate)
- chemical hand/foot warmers
- can of fix a flat (in addition to jack & 4square)
- box of granola bars
- jumper cables
- motor oil
- extra gloves, hats & blankets
- flashlights + batteries
Now that kids are in the picture, the benadryl + bandaids sound good too.
Mother to R- 2/09, & C- 5/11
-a full first-aid kit
-extra good footwear for everyone (I'm so often in inappropriate footwear if I had to walk it would be bad)
-jack, tire iron & spare tire
-extra clothing (in winter) including mitts, hats & jackets
-shovel (in winter)
dh is currently working on emergency kit backpacks that will include food & water, maps, compasses, medications, etc. that we could live off of for a couple days if necessary. One would go in each car.
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
Food and water is a good idea, but not sure how well it would work if it was frozen solid when you need it. (We are in Canada, so COLD.)
Wife to DH (06/10) and Mummy to DD (07/08).
A little travel potty is nice, too, if you have kids who are potty-training age.
Change of clothing (just something to get home in, like sweatpants & tshirt)
A few diapers
Extra pack of babywipes
Instant-ice packs (with the gel that can be activated)
Tylenol, Benadryl, Gravol, etc.
Emergency snacks like nuts, dried fruit, water
Lovin' my sweetheart, pregnant with #1 (EDD Feb.2013)
12V air compressor with flashing light
spare tire, jack, etc
tube of wet wipes
package of windex wipes
basic first aid kit (bandaids, alcohol wipes, benadryl, asprin, tweezers, cloth bandages)
I'm planning to add:
change of clothes for each child
change of shirts for myself
diapers/wipes for the babies
spare shoes for DD
some of those foil blanket thingies
spare gloves/mittens and hats for everyone
And after reading this thread:
- large garbage bags (multi-purpose but mainly for rain protection in the tropics)
- pads for applying pressure to a bleeding wound (sanitary pads are good for this also)
- elastic bandages for snake bite
- triangular bandage for sling/foreign body stabilisation
- little elastic bandages for holding dressings in place
- a bottle of saline for flushing eyes
- scissors/safety pins/splinter picks
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdad and mom to DS 24 months, and DD 8 months! .