One thing that tends to get forgotten whenever we travel is medicine and medical supplies. Sure you remember the clothes, shoes, toothbrush, bath items but more often than not unless you have prescription meds, cold and headache medicine tends to be forgotten in the packing shuffle. Since I travel about once a month and keep certain items in a bag just for travel, I thought I should make a kids travel medicine kit that can be used for when the visit the grandparents or when we take a trip out of town. It is a kit that you can just grab and go knowing that if any of the kids get a boo boo or a cold comes up or a headache that you have their medicine already packed and ready just in case.
If you know you will be traveling soon, head to Target and pick up items that you use or already have in your house for your kids and get one set for home and one for the travel medicine kit. You will want a cold medicine, night time cold medicine, cough meds, and headache medicine for sure. Then you can also stock up on band-aids, anti-itch cream, and maybe a cold pack. Find a cute bag to put it all in and keep it close to your other travel toiletries bag.
Kids Travel Medicine Kit Items:
- Cough medicine – Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough)
- Cold Medicine- Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough
- Headache medicine- Infants’ and Children’s Advil®
- Anti-Itch cream
- Instant cold pack
- Antiseptic spray
A reminder that you should check expiration dates every so often so that you will have non-expired meds when you go to travel. Making a kids travel medicine kit will ensure that when those sickies come when the kids are at grandma’s house or when you travel out of state that you will be prepared and not scrambling to find a store in the middle of the night. I have been there all too often and am now prepared. I am notorious for forgetting things so having one thing that I can just grab and go when we leave the house is a huge help.
What else would you put in your kids travel medicine kit?
- Infants’ and Children’s Advil® provide unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)
- Children’s Robitussin® provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years)
- Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+)
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1 Among OTC pain relievers.
2 Based on a survey of doctors.
3 Source: 2015-16 Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report.