My travelling medical bag used to consist of a few paracetamol and, if I was lucky, an Imodium or 2 chucked in the depths of my washbag. So by the time you go to take them they are covered in a layer of undefined fluff.
Then the boys arrived and now I have my special travel medical bag. A child friendly travel medical kit. For all the boys medicines. Me and the husband still have the fluffy paracetamol…..
So just what should you pack in a your travel medical kit when you are travelling with children?
Calpol and Nurofen
Never leave home without Calpol! There is always one in my medical kit and one in my hand luggage. I used to steer clear of nurofen after a reaction the Toddler had when he was a year old which I think was more to do with the MMR but after the baby got tonsillitis and was on a rotation of calpol and ibuprofen I discovered the wonder of this drug. We find it amazing for teething. Amazing. Wonder drug.
Planes and changes in climate always make my boys have stuffy noses and colds. Without fail every single plane ride. Saline spray offers some relief once they let me get it up their noses.
We are at the age where plasters make all boo boos better. Coloured plasters make them even better.
As with colds, coughs are the other side effect of travelling. I don’t use cough medicine often since my doctor told me it was good to get the yuck up, but when they can’t sleep it’s good to have some relief so they can concentrate on getting better.
Again, for bedtime to help relieve those sniffles and coughs allowing for easier breathing and easier sleep to come!
King of all nappy rash cream…..
Great for preventing nappy rash, for our eczema patches, any cuts and according to my aunty a miracle cure for sunburn…….
And of course for me and the husband there’s always that paracetemol for any over indulgence that may happen while on holiday.