Accidents will happen when you are camping and hopefully they are all small and easily remedied. It is wise to keep a first aid kit on hand to fix a cut or pluck a sliver quickly, getting everyone back outside playing again soon.
Some of the basics to carry in your kit:
For bumps, bruises, rashes, bug bites, cuts, burns, slivers, and scratches you should pack plenty of salves and bandages. Bring antibiotic cream, calamine lotion, something for sunburn such as an aloe based lotion, bandages, gauze squares, ace bandages, eye wash cups, saline solution, tweezers, small scissors, and a magnifying glass.
For pain, tummy troubles, sniffles,and allergies you should carry Pepto Bismol, Benadryl, Tums, a pain reliever of your choice, throat lozenges, cough syrup, and cold medicine.
Check your own prescriptions to be sure you have enough to get you through while camping. It is easier to fill one these days as you travel but still could be inconvenient. Be sure your pets’ medications are full as well. It doesn’t hurt to carry their vaccination records with you, too, in case you have to visit a vet while you are away from home.
Some other things to consider are sunscreen with a high SPF – and be sure to apply it often, and bug spray or repellent bracelets to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Check yourself and the kids over each night to see that there aren’t any scrapes or bites that need attention. They will heal much more quickly if you catch them early and remedies applied at night will have time to work before they wake up and go off playing again.
This should help make your stay a pleasant one. Some bumps and bruises may appear but they can be kissed and fixed quickly when you have the supplies on hand.