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Summer Medicine Cabinet Essentials

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Be prepared for any summer accidents and illnesses by stocking up your medicine cabinet with a few summer first aid essentials!

When you’ve got kids, then little accidents and bumps and scratches are just part of life.

Keeping organised and having first aid essentials in your home and car just make dealing with the situation a whole lot easier and less stressful. And as a busy mum – less stress is my *thing*.

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First Aid And Summer Medicine Cabinet Essentials

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Summer First Aid Kit For Home And Car

My first aid kit includes the following essentials.

I keep one at first aid kit at home and a mini one in the car for use on days out.

  • Waterproof plasters – selection of sizes
  • Sterile eye patch
  • Disposable plastic gloves
  • Alcohol free wipes
  • Bandages
  • Triangular bandages to use as sling
  • Sterile dressings – selection of sizes
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins

It’s a good idea to carry a mini first aid kit in the car especially if you plan on doing summer days out with the family.

You can put together your own first aid kits or buy them ready filled – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to use ours on days out! They’re super handy to have!

Summer Medicine Cabinet Essentials

Sun cream

  • high factor sun cream for babies and children
  • sun cream for adults


  • antihistamine medicine for children
  • antihistamine tablets for adults

Soothing skin creams

  • antiseptic cream for cuts and grazes
  • sudocrem – for general use
  • after sun cream with aloe vera

Pain relief

  • kids ibuprofen and paracetamol
  • adults pain relief tablets

Anti diarrhoea medication & rehydration powders 

  • Pick up a couple of products both for stopping diarrhoea and for rehydrating.

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Medicine Cabinet Safety

  • Store all medicines and first aid supplies out of the reach of children – I always think it’s MUCH better to keep medicine in a locked cupboard just to be extra safe around children.
  • Go through your medicine cabinet every 3 months – any out of date medication can be returned to the pharmacist for safe disposal.
  • For advice on medication always speak to your GP or pharmacist.

I keep our locked medicine cabinet in the bathroom – it’s just really convenient to have everything to hand easily and safely. Get more bathroom organizing tips here

Keeping good household stocks is all part of a good homekeeping routine.

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