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Basic Equipment for Your First Aid Cabinet

By Katy Holland, Sarah Jarvis

Part of Children’s Health For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Make sure you have a store of basic medical equipment handy in your home – but always keep it out of reach from the children. Stock up on:

  • Sticking plasters

  • Bandages, gauze, and tape

  • Antibacterial cleansing wipes

  • Sling, or scarf for a home-made sling

  • Thermometer

  • Tweezers, scissors, and safety pins

  • Infant paracetamol