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