DIY First Aid Kit for Kids
What kid doesn’t like bringing their dolls or stuffed animals to life? I know that I sure did! Keep a stuffed animal in your Boo Boo Kit for your child to play doctor with. While you’re making your child feel better, they will be making their squishy friend feel better! Chances are, your little one will be more concerned with helping Mr. Bear to make a full recovery than their own pain.
4) Use “fun” Band-aids
There’s something about Band-aids that kids just seem to love, especially if they are made up of their favorite colors and characters. Whether they have a real scrape or not, they need a Band-aid on a regular basis. This is true now, and it was when I was a little girl, too. Band-aids were as much of an essential accessory as a necklace was. If I had a Strawberry Shortcake Band-aid on my knee, you can bet I was wearing a dress so that I could show it off everywhere I went. Once my super, cool Band-aid covered my wound, it seemed I was more infatuated with my new accessory than the scrape or “scrape” it was covering.
You can even take “fun bandaids” to the next level by using “Band-aid Magic Vision”. Band-aid has created an innovative app that displays your child’s favorite Muppet’s characters over their band-aid when they are looking through the app! With entertainment like this, it would be hard to have your child still focused on their battle scar.
What better way to stop the tears than to make your kiddo smile? Keep a joke book in your kit to get the laughing going! By cracking some jokes while you’re cleaning out a scrape, your kid will at least be slightly distracted from the pain. Whenever I was upset as a little girl, even the cheesiest joke attempt made by mom or dad guaranteed a smile. Even when I was trying my hardest not to grin, their jokes would calm me down and lighten the mood almost instantly.
These are just a few suggestions to put in your DIY First Aid Kit for Kids, based on what I know would have worked for me. You know your child better than anyone, so get creative and put what you believe would help take the pain away from your little boy or girl! Next time your child comes to you with their newest bump or scrape, you can breathe a little easier by knowing you have your Boo-Boo Kit ready for action!
Main Image: Mom.Me
Lollipop Image: Digital Life Plus
Teddy Bear Image: Psycho Babbles Blog
Mother and Daughter Image: Granby House Dental