Car First Aid Kit Essentials 

We all know we need a first-aid kit at home when we have kids. But do you need a car first aid kit too?

Since we spend so much time on the road with rambunctious kids, being prepared for minor overzealousness and medical mishaps is essential. 

Not to mention the need for aspirin to treat the occasional headache caused by a long drive with said loud, active kids. 

Here are the essentials to include in a car first aid kit.

Car First Aid Kit Essentials

Use whatever you have handy, such as an art supply box or a simple tackle box, to stash and store your car first aid kit essentials:

  • Adhesive tape
  • Bug spray
  • Antiseptic wipes or ointment, burn ointment, and hydrocortisone cream
  • Emergency contact list (Just in case your babysitter is driving when an accident occurs. Include mobile numbers for you and your spouse, as well as names and numbers for the doctor, the orthodontist, and even the veterinarian if you bring the dog along for most outings.)
  • First aid manual with CPR instructions
  • Instant cold packs
  • Over-the-counter medications such as kids’ Tylenol or Motrin and aspirin (not for anyone under 12, however)
  • Prescription drugs (Store what you or your kids might need if you get stuck unexpectedly, including inhalers for your little athletic asthmatic, in childproof containers.)
  • Sterile gauze
  • Stretch and adhesive bandages
  • Sunscreen
  • Tweezers for bee stings or splinters
  • Safety pins

Other On the Road Essentials

This is the stuff everyone needs in case you have a car problem or accident, whether kids are on board or not.

Keep these emergency kit essentials in the glove compartment.

  • Auto manual
  • Auto membership club information and phone numbers
  • Gas cards
  • Insurance cards and information
  • Registration

Finally, complete your car first aid kit by storing a“Send Help” sign nearby.

Just pray that you or your designated driver never needs it. If you remember to charge your cell phone, you probably won't.


You Might Like These:

  • Got kids? You'll want to make sure you have car insurance that covers all the essential financial bases driving around with little ones can possibly require.

    Car Insurance: Do You Have Enough Coverage?

    Got kids? You'll want to make sure you have car insurance that covers all the essential financial bases driving around with little ones can possibly require.

  • These car survival kits for families are designed to keep little ones happily occupied  on short errands and long drives.

    Car Survival Kits for Families

    These car survival kits for families are designed to keep little ones happily occupied on short errands and long drives.

  • We spend much of our lives in the car as parents. These car organize tips will help ensure we're prepared for any bumps in the road ahead, while keeping things organized and sane (relatively) on the road.

    The Family Car

    We spend much of our lives in the car as parents. These car organize tips will help ensure we're prepared for any bumps in the road ahead, while keeping things organized and sane (relatively) on the road.

  • Family road trips can be a challenge for restless kids and road-weary adults. These tips for family road trips can help  keep the little ones happily occupied on long drives.

    Tips for Family Road Trips

    Family road trips can be a challenge for restless kids and road-weary adults. These tips for family road trips can help keep the little ones happily occupied on long drives.

  • 10 tips for road trips to help ensure a swift departure and a (mostly) hassle-free trip family drive.

    10 Tips for Road Trips

    10 tips for road trips to help ensure a swift departure and a (mostly) hassle-free trip family drive.

  • We spend much of  lives in the car. Why not make it a peaceful - or at least, not stressful?  It can be done - with these 8 car rules for kids.

    8 Car Rules for Kids

    We spend much of lives in the car. Why not make it a peaceful - or at least, not stressful? It can be done - with these 8 car rules for kids.

  • Carpools are very useful arrangements for busy parents. These carpool rules for kids are essential to keep things running smoothly.

    8 Carpool Rules for Kids

    Carpools are very useful arrangements for busy parents. These carpool rules for kids are essential to keep things running smoothly.

  • To eat or not to eat on the road? Dashboard dining yes or no? It's a tough family decision whether or not to eat in the car. Here are a few things to consider.

    Dashboard Dining Yes or No

    To eat or not to eat on the road? Dashboard dining yes or no? It's a tough family decision whether or not to eat in the car. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Tips for mastering motion sickness. Motion sickness is no fun, no matter how old you are. Here are ways to help keep your kids’ tummy contents where they belong.

    Tips For Mastering Motion Sickness

    Tips for mastering motion sickness. Motion sickness is no fun, no matter how old you are. Here are ways to help keep your kids’ tummy contents where they belong.

  • If you're a parent who wants to do everything you can to ensure your child is safe while riding in a car, these critical car seat safety tips can help.

    Car Seat Safety Tips

    If you're a parent who wants to do everything you can to ensure your child is safe while riding in a car, these critical car seat safety tips can help.

  • 5 family road trip games. Road trip on your calendar?  Be prepared to keep whining to a minimum and take fun to the max with these 5 cool, crazy-fun family road trip games.

    5 Family Road Trip Games

    5 family road trip games. Road trip on your calendar? Be prepared to keep whining to a minimum and take fun to the max with these 5 cool, crazy-fun family road trip games.

  • These 10 carpool survival tips for drivers can help ensure a successful arrangement for all involved.

    Carpool Survival Tips For Drivers

    These 10 carpool survival tips for drivers can help ensure a successful arrangement for all involved.



Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.