Here’s how to boost your kit:
1. Hand wipes
Use them to clean your hands before tending to a wound and for wiping dirt away from minor scrapes.
Cherubs Hygiene Sticky Fingers Wipes R10,99 for a pack of 10, Pick n Pay
2. A hand towel
Lay the towel out flat and use it as a clean surface for all your supplies. In an emergency, it can also be used to put pressure on a wound to slow down bleeding.
3. Water bottle with nozzle
The handy nozzle on a water bottle makes cleaning wounds a cinch. Keep the bottle a few centimetres from the wound and gently squeeze to help flush out dirt.
4. Blister pads
These waterproof plasters use revolutionary dual-layer Hydra-Guard™ Technology, with a robust outer shield that protects the formed blister from friction and rubbing, and a soft gel cushion that accelerates healing by keeping the blister hydrated and flexible.
Scholl Blister Shield Plasters R119,95, Dis-Chem
5. Little treats
When a kiss isn’t enough to make cuts and scrapes seem less painful, you’ll need a fun treat to stop the tears.
Push ’n Pull Putty R14,20, Acornkids