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.

Did You Mean to Cut Your Head Off?

Not cut with a knife… but cutting off with a crop

What is cropping? crop: to remove portions of an image to eliminate unwanted areas or to give it another aspect ratio

When I edit photos, I crop them for the artistic effect of image – I do this based on the individual image (keeping in mind popular client ordering crops).  Sending an order to print can often change these images entirely based on the size you order.

Let me show you what I mean…

Here is the image I put in your gallery:


You decide you want this shot in an 8×10…

This image still works- but there are portions now missing – notice the top of his sweet little head?
So you may receive this image and not realize I needed to come in closer (of course I’m a full disclosure type of person so I would have informed you before sending the image to the printer).


How can you possibly decide which crop works for a picture when you are ordering?  Not all crop size is created equal.  So not only do you have the huge responsibility of ordering your session images, thinking about framing sizes… now you also need to consider how much of an image will be lost.

This picture, of the famous Owen, is cropped at all of my typical sizes.  Which do you think works best?


Need to simplify your ordering process?  Let me help by creating a custom Designed Wall Display for you! I offer this as a free service after your session.  You can send me a picture of your wall, have me take a picture while I am at your home or use a stock photo I already have to create a display that works, to scale.  With a Designed Wall Display – the cropping guess work is removed!

Here is an example of a Designed Wall Display I made for a client this fall using a picture she took of her wall:

More on Designed Wall Display’s next week!

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Will You Remember 2012?

I want you to take 1 picture everyday this year. Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ok, before you start to think I’m crazy –  I promise it will take no more than a simple click of your cell phone… you have one of those, right?   The picture can be of your child, your breakfast, your dogs…   At the end of the year, you will have a beautiful story of your life in 2012.  In 2020 you can look back and see the small details that have changed in your life.  How wonderful (especially if your children are small)!

I started a “365 Project” in 2010- and I made it until July! That was a big accomplishment because I would drag out Mr. Big Camera, upload, edit, etc.  Way too big of a project for a busy mom/biz owner to handle.  However, my iphone has some fantastic picture taking apps.

My three favorite apps?



Snapseed for iPad[6]



I have my cell phone on me all the time.  It’s always in my pocket and if it’s not, I’m searching the house and using Where’s My Cellphone?  In the past, I resisted using cell phones for pictures- but I would rather have a picture that isn’t “perfect” than no memories.  Using these apps has changed the way I see the world- without it I wouldn’t have this shot of my baby boy <3

The best part about this project? You can’t do anything WRONG! You simply document your life.

What’s next?

You can do a multitude of fun things with your pictures… make a photo book, use small frames to cover a large wall with each picture (or favorites), a free blog with 1 picture per day, NOTHING… It’s all up to you…

Still can’t commit? What about a 52 week project? Just once a week?

So000… what are you waiting for? GO TAKE A PICTURE!

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