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While having a first-aid kit on hand at all times is a great idea, it's perhaps more so in the warmer weather months. Spring and summer, when you're outdoors more frequently and generally being more active, often bring more injuries — cuts, scrapes, bruises and bug bites topping the list of “owies” that may require the supplies found in a first-aid kit. So ensure you're ready for whatever ails your family with a well-stocked kit, making sure to throw out any expired products and replenish with new items as needed. Here is your first-aid checklist, courtesy of MomsWhoThink (and moms who have been there!).

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It's always a good idea to have a family first-aid kit on-hand at home and on-the-go.

Basic First-Aid Supplies

OPTIONAL/AS-NEEDED EXTRAS:

  • CPR instruction card
  • Disposable gloves
  • EpiPen for severe allergies
  • First-aid guide
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes

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