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How to use first aid kit properly at the time of emergency

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At present, many parents are very conscious about how to take care of their beloved baby and focus on the best suggestions to use the first aid kit specially designed for the baby. They understand the overall importance of putting together a good stocked first-aid kit soon after their baby is on the move. They search for the best suggestions to stock in the medicine cabinet and make a better-informed decision to invest in the best baby first aid kit devoid of compromising the budget and healthcare requirements of the baby. They improve their proficiency in the baby’s first aid kit essentials and safety with an aim to be smart in their approach for using the first aid kit on time.

Take care of your baby

Every parent does their best to enhance the overall health and everyday activities of their baby. They understand that their baby may get hurt or fall sick at any time. They do not take their baby to the doctor soon after their baby gets the minor injury. This is because they can tackle such problem at home by using the first-aid kit and make positive changes in their approach for using the first aid kit. This is advisable to be extra cautious to double-check your baby is fine at all times and remember that injuries and ailments are unavoidable especially when the baby starts crawling and walking. If you keep the first aid kit handy at home, then you can successfully deal with the unforeseen medical situations.

Almost every baby is prone to medical conditions and minor injuries include, but not limited to stomach bugs, cold and flu. You can provide the prompt medical care to your baby when you keep the first aid kit at home. You can easily manage the illness or injury of your baby devoid of any intervention from your doctor when you have the first aid kit. An instant first aid to the baby is very important to keep him or her feel better in the difficult situation. Do not forget to understand the difference between minor medical issues which can be healed with the first aid kit and health problems which require the immediate medical assistance.

Things included in the first aid kit

Every beginner to the baby first aid kit selection in recent times thinks about important things to consider and remember to choose and invest in the appropriate first aid kit. They can focus on everything related to the tools and sterilizers to be included in the baby first aid kit. An infant thermometer is one of the most important resources required to check the fever level in the infant. A rectal thermometer is designed for infants and digital ear model or rectal thermometer is suitable for toddlers.  A tweezer is used to remove splinters and ticks. A pair of sharp scissors is very useful for cutting bandages.

An oral syringe, spoon or a calibrated cup is useful for measuring and also administering liquid medication. As a parent, you may think about how to soothe upset tummies of your baby. You can use the heating pad or hot water bottle for soothing upset tummies. An ice pack is used to apply to sprains and bruises. You can use the small high-beam flashlight to check sore throats and focus on noses, ears, eyes and splinter areas. This is worthwhile to use the tongue depressors for checking sore throats. Babies often suffer from stuffed noses. You can use the nasal bulb syringe to unclog the stuffed noses. You can make use of alcohol to sterilize the thermometer and other important tools in the baby first aid kit. High-quality gloves in this first aid kit are very important for handling blood. You can use the petroleum jelly for lubricating the rectal thermometers.

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Make an informed decision

New parents think about whether they can assemble the first-aid kit on their own or buy the readymade kit. They have to keep in mind that readymade first-aid kit only includes the basic medical supplies. They have to buy extra products to improve the baby first aid kit in all aspects. Once they have invested in the first aid kit, they have to keep it away from the direct sunlight and excess heat.

Featured Blog: All Done Monkey

for-button-2This month we feature All Done Monkey, a blog focused on “embracing the magic in the madness of motherhood.”

Its author Leanna is a stay at home mother to a sweet, funny, rambunctious three year old boy.  She also recently gave birth to her second son.  Leanna has Masters degrees in Anthropology and in Library and Information Science, with a focus on Latin America.  Her blog focuses on spiritual education, natural parenting, and raising global citizens.Leanna started All Done Monkey in March 2012 but you would be surprised how extensive her archives already is.  Leanna has covered not only many topics on her own blog but her posts have also been featured on many other blogs as well.

World Citizen Wednesdays - One of her undertakings has been organizing a group of likeminded bloggers around the idea of raising global citizens.  One of her regular posts on the subject is World Citizen Wednesday.  Each week she poses a question to members of the group she formed called the Multicultural Kid Blogs group and then shares their answers on her blog.  You can find out more about the group of bloggers by visiting their Facebook page, subscribing to their Facebook feed, following them on Twitter (or find them using the hashtag #multiculturalkids, or following their group Pinterest board!   They are even organizing a website, coming soon.  To find other related posts about the idea of raising multicultural citizens, click here. 
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Leanna also has a range of posts that cover ideas to support natural parenting.  These include subjects such as nursing, cloth diapering, and healthy foods.  You can find her natural parenting posts by clicking here.
Regarding posts related to the Baha’i Faith, you can click here to find a list of posts which include things such as activities for Holy Days and ways to inspire spirituality in the home.  Leanna has also been the key blogger for Baha’i Mom Blogs, and started the Feature of the Month we have here every month.  Each month a new blog is selected and Leanna organizes someone to feature one of the blogs.
Another one of Leanna’s latest collaborations includes a series on Random Acts of Kindness.  She was inspired by an amazing post about a blogger who dedicated her birthday to committing random acts of kindness and pulled together a group of her favorite bloggers to commit to doing similar days with their little ones.  The results were in a weekly series on All Done Monkey, beginning on November 5 and running through to December 19.  Find the series by clicking here.
Leanna’s blog is a  wonderful resource for parents of young children, and older children as well.
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