What are 10 items in a first aid kit?


First aid kits for babies should be always kept at home, in a bag when travelling and in your vehicles which is very necessary and it will be like over prepared but this will help you a lot in the emergency situation. In that best baby first aid kit, you should have a phone number of your paediatrician, poison controller, number of your pharmacy and health insurance carrier in that also a patient’s health insurance information form in that kit. In addition to it oral and rectal thermometer, kids pain reliever, small bandage, antiseptics for cleaning the wounds, antibacterial creams or wipes, syrup, an extra supplies of medications which will be taken by your children on daily basis like sunscreen lotions etc. should be there. Where rectal thermometer gives an accurate temperature reading where oral thermometer can be used for older kids.

If it comes to babies, nothing will be scarier than facing an emergency situation when they get injury. New parent or child caregivers will be assisted to take care the child but the true fact is they can’t keep the child safe all the times and some point the situation will come, where they can help out the injured child with the help of first aid kit. To keep this fear in control, you can buy a complete first aid kit for babies. If you have a first aid kit with necessary items then your stress will be reduced.

What should first aid kit needed to include

Well stocked first aid kits should be kept in place where it can be reach easily. By having right supplies on time in home, car and in travel bag will help you to handle the emergency situation even you are in a vacation with your family. You can buy these first aid kit in a drug store or in a hospital. Or else it can be done on your own if you are making one then use containers which will be generous, powerful, simple to carry which can be opened easily. Plastic containers or tackle box for storing the art supplies are good because it will be in light in weight, easy to carry, it will have handles and offer you a lot of space with separate section.

  • Up to date first aid manual for reference.
  • A list of emergency phone numbers like paediatricians, pharmacy number etc.
  • Different sizes of sterile gauze pads.
  • Adhesive tapes.
  • Adhesive bandages in various sizes.
  • Antiseptic wipes or creams.
  • Antibiotic ointment.
  • Antiseptic solution to clean.
  • Hydrocortisone cream which is 1%.
  • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
  • Extra medication or prescription of medicines.
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors.
  • Safety pins.
  • Instant cold pack which is Disposable.
  • Calamine lotion.
  • Ethyl alcohol wipes.
  • Prevention kit for teeth.
  • At least 2 pairs of Non latex gloves.
  • Flashlights and extra batteries.
  • Blanket and mouthpiece for giving CPR.

After storing all the first aid things in the kit, you need to read first aid manual so you will understand how to use the things which is in your kits. Read the manual time to time to check whether your kit is up to date. Store all the first aid kits out of kids to reach but keep where the person can take easily. Check the kit on regular basis and replace the missing items in it or if anything got expired. Always make sure that your baby sitter or care taker know where the kit is placed and how to use it, so it will be easy if there is any emergency. If you are travelling in plane always make sure you carry the first aid kit in the checked luggage because many of the items are not allowed to carry in the hand.

Therefore, having the first aid will help to avoid the worst situation or condition in the emergency time also you can make best baby first aid kit on your own by basic things and medications to prevent your babies from suffering because in general babies will fall down or hit in something and get wound so you can avoid the worst conditions for them by using the first aid kits.


“Baby don’t you worry or cry
Your sure to find gold in your dreams
buckets of gold flying by”
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jaxon’s first birthday…

Jaxon was sweet, calm, and happy to play and get messy!
One year… so long, yet so fast…

I love when parent’s get in the pictures (I always urge them to…)
After-all… we think getting pictures taken is for us (mommy’s and daddy’s I’m talking to you…)

But it’s for them…
It’s their memories that we are preserving for them…

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This little guy was born earlier in the year…

 I once had a baby’s grandpa ask me if I thought all babies looked alike, act alike…
No, no sir… they don’t.
Each and every baby is so incredibly different
Sweet Grady was a perfect example of this.
He coo’d and purred the entire time he slept.
His mom told me a sweet story about his feet – if you put them in a certain position, he immediately calms down.Every baby is completely unique – some have sweet button noses, some long skinny feet, and some love to be curled up while other stretched way out.
It’s those tiny differences that make me love photographing so much…
Do you have a newborn on the way or given birth very recently?
I love photographing newborns and everything that makes them unique.
I’d be honored to capture your newborn, just as they are, in their first few weeks.
For more information, or to book a session simply fill out the contact form
or email me at [email protected]


Expecting is pure magic.
The round of the belly, the feel of life inside, knowing that you are growing and creating by simply breathing.
The swell moves forward as you approach “the date”.
Your walk slows, your emotions heighten, the house seems to change.
The moment is coming.
You will never again, with each new child, be quite the same.
Forever your heart is entangled and shared with someone you barely know, but know so well…

Here is a post about  baby Joss, before and after her entrance to the world…




While life is crazy with a new baby, there is also a quiet sense of calmness.  Everyone tiptoes, a sound in the distance of soft shushing to get the baby to sleep, and when the baby finally drifts off everyone is still.

melissa-stottmannThis is Sammy on the seventh day of his new little life

10 Months Old

Another month flew by before our eyes.  Owen is 2 months away from his first birthday.  This month it was impossible to keep him seated in the chair.  I usually take about 20 shots and choose my favorite.  I took 3, and two of them were blurry because he doesn’t sit. still. ever.


my boy.

After doing a post of Abby last week –  I decided that it had to follow with a post of Owen.
He’s 9 months… for a couple more days.  These were all taken on our front lawn, right before mowing day, so the grass was nice and high.  You can see that Daddy came home from work at the very end- which made Owen so excited.

My wild, dare devil son.  His current interests are dog bowls, chewing on dirt, eating everything, shaking his head ‘no’ and biting his sister.
My dear boy and I used to cuddle for hours.  These days I’m lucky if I get 30 seconds… :’(