Travel tips

Family First Aid Kit

Last updated 6th June 2017

First aid kits for family holidays that are essential for whether you’re travelling with toddlers or teens.

Going somewhere hot

Insect repellent and bite balm.

Hydrocortisone cream takes the itch out of mosquito bites.

Infant antihistamines such as liquid Piriton, will stall the onslaught of hay fever and take the sting out of heat rash.

Sunscreen is of course a given.

A tube of aloe vera cooling gel can soothe any extra soreness from an afternoon in the sun.

Imodium for kids and a couple of rehydration sachets such as Dioralyte can help a tummy upset.

Antiseptic spray or wipes will soothe a grazed knee.

First and essentials

Travel sickness pills or pressure bands are essential for long journeys especially for those with a more delicate stomach.

No travel bag is complete without gallons of Calpol and liquid ibuprofen.

In case of fever, a digital ear thermometer is handy and can give quick clear readings in any light.

Pre-packed cotton wool or a roll of bandage.

Eyebrow tweezers can double up as splinter remover.

Antiseptic spray or wipes will soothe a grazed knee.

For cooler climates

Cold and flu remedies.

Cough mixture.

Small packets of tissues to send them off to ski school with.