Keeping an eye on the children while you’re trying to get ahead with all the daily chores like sorting the laundry, dealing with the pets, organising the shopping and even looking after your partner – isn’t easy. It’s becoming more and more difficult to juggle everything at once!
But one thing that should always be a priority is your children’s safety. Not easy in the modern household. But with a little help you can take the steps needed to provide a happy, safe home for everyone to enjoy – even you, when you get chance to put your feet up!Photo by Barsen
Create a first aid station
Sounds obvious, but you never know what’s around the corner. An accident could happen any time, this could be anything, from a cut or scratch to a more serious accident that requires you to take steps before an ambulance crew arrive.
For simpler first aid, get yourself organized. Find a specific area – like a drawer or cupboard that’s going to be your dedicated first aid station. Then make it stand out; clearly mark this with a sign that makes it easier for you and visitors to find where you keep your equipment. You can find appropriate signage or ideas with help from companies like smartsign.
What should I keep in my first aid station?
Fill this with everything you may need for every eventuality. You can purchase a basic first aid kit and then add to it over time, so that way you’re ready for anything!
Some standard items for your first aid kit could include, band-aids and plasters of all shapes and sizes, alcohol free sanitizing wipes, scissors, bandages of all shapes and sizes, antiseptic creams, safety pins, tweezers, at least 2 sterile eye dressings, sterile gloves (not latex), eye wash, sprays to relieve bites and stings, gauze dressings, triangular bandages, sticky tape, a digital thermometer, painkillers (suitable for your child’s age range) and antihistamine tablets.
It’s also a good idea to keep a first aid manual on hand. But make sure this is the latest edition!
It might be wise to include easily accessible or visible instructions on how to perform first aid, should you need to act before an ambulance crew arrive.
Take a first aid course!
Having the knowledge to save a person’s life is invaluable, and having this information ready to use a home could save a life! From a serious burn, to a fever, a serious cut, or fall, head injury, choking, or even cardiac arrest – taking a course on what to do in a serious situation will give you more confidence should the time ever come.
First aid courses are available to everyone and it’s easy to join. Prices are usually not too expensive and many courses are even free!
Learning how to dress a wound properly or assist with a broken bone can help relieve pain and give the healing process a head start. So, your child will be up and running again in no time!