None of us plan to fall ill on holiday, but sometimes these things unfortunately just happen. In fact, families with children know all too well how easy it is for children to collect bumps and scrapes not just at home, but on holiday too.
Of course travel insurance is vital, however some minor issues can be prevented or treated with a good first aid kit. We always advise you to check everything in your first aid kit is in date before each trip.
What you put in your first aid kit will often depend on how many adults and children are travelling and which country you are visiting. So, whether you are travelling to Majorca or Mexico we have put together a useful basic first aid kit checklist.
Sunscreen goes without saying, however make sure you choose the correct SPF to give you full protection from the sun.
We all know them pesky little blighters can be a real problem on holiday. Make sure you pack plenty of repellent to keep them at bay.
Cuts and Bumps
To cover minor cuts and bumps pack some antibacterial cleaning wipes, plasters, gauze dressings, adhesive tape and some tweezers.
Antihistamines can help with allergies such as, insect bites and rashes.
Diarrhoea and Constipation
Unfortunately on holiday, when it comes to the toilet, sometimes things can go one way or the other. Medicines are available to help combat both problems, however as well as taking medication, make sure you keep hydrated.
Be prepared for your journey and excursions with some anti-sickness remedies. There is a great choice on the market such as tablets or sickness bands.
Just in case you need these for the morning after!
If you happen to over indulge, indigestion remedies can be a great help.
Make sure you are stocked up on all your regular medication, and always take extra just to cover yourself for any eventualities.
When it comes to the kids Mum knows best, okay and Dad too! But, we would advise you to pack things like a thermometer, infant painkillers and rehydration sachets for vomiting and diarrhoea.
Top Tips That You Can’t Put in Your First Aid Kit
- Make sure you drink plenty of water in hotter climates
- To try and combat bugs and illness, carry pocket sized sanitizer and use as often as you can
- Make sure all your immunisations are up–to-date and are relevant for your chosen country of travel.
What essential remedies do you not travel without?