A first-aid kit should take into account changes in climate, foreign food, possible infectious diseases and, above all, should include appropriate medicines for children
Depending on where the journey goes, a change in climate, foreign food and possible infectious diseases should be considered. Especially for small children, comprehensive care is a must. “In order to be prepared for all cases, the first-aid kit should be equipped with care and, above all, child-friendly,” advises the pediatrician Jörg Rungenhagen from Frankfurt.
The following should not be missing:
- Juice against fever and pain
- Remedy for nausea / vomiting and diarrhea
- dressing material
- Remedy for cold (cough, runny nose)
- Wound / healing ointment, bandage material
- mosquito repellent
- Sunscreen (sunblock for children)
- Digital fever thermometer (check batteries!)
More than travel fever?
Sudden high fever is not uncommon in children. On vacation this is especially unpleasant and quick help is needed. Fever suppositories are less suitable for driving on the south, as they melt easily (eg in the car) and then can no longer be used. A fever juice is more suitable because it is easier to handle and withstands higher temperatures. An ibuprofen-based (Nurofen for children fever juice) fever reduces the fever fast and lasting for up to eight hours. The child can sleep through the night and is usually fit for the beach the next day. Nurofen for children Fever juice has a pleasant orange flavor (no added sugar) and is generally well accepted by children.
Attention water rats
Because children like to romp in the water, there are more problems with earache. When splashed extensively, water can get into the ears and together with wind, eg on the coast, the risk of painful otitis media is often underestimated. Here Nurofen fever juice for children is particularly good, because it also analgesic and anti-inflammatory. If the child has severe earache, you should definitely consult a doctor.
Checked vaccination passes?
In most European countries, normal immunization coverage is sufficient. This should be guaranteed – check the vaccination pass six weeks before the trip. If you are planning a long-distance trip, it is best to seek advice from the pediatrician as to what additional vaccinations are needed. In general, the tropics should be taboo for young children (eg malaria risk).
Travel insurance completed?
To avoid unpleasant surprises: play it safe and get a travel health insurance for your family.
Start stress-free – cuddling blanket stowed?
For longer car rides stop over and over again, so that the children can move. Does your child in the car slightly bad – fresh air and distraction work wonders. For longer trips or flights, consider a little “entertainment program” and make sure your favorite rug covers are on board.
First aid kit in the fridge?
If the trip goes to the south: The best way to keep the medicines of the first aid kit in the fridge.
Leave the iceman left?
Even if your children are protesting: Do not use open ice cream (Salomellen danger) abroad. Avoid chilled drinks with ice cubes. Fruits and vegetables should always be eaten shelled or cooked.