Being Prepared with Steroplast® First Aid Kit
As a mum and a teacher, being ready to give first aid to a child is important to me and having the right first aid kit to be able to do this is vital. But being on the go, this can be difficult and I will admit that in the past NOM has grazed her knee whilst playing at home and we had no plasters in the house – queue lots of kitchen roll and tissues with mummy cuddles. I was then really pleased when we were offered to review the Steroplast® Kids First Aid Kit as it meant we would have a fully equipped kit to deal with any minor incident, both at home and out and about.
On looking at the first aid kit, it’s very similar to the ones we use when on school trips but on smaller scale. It is a nice compact size, perfect for fitting into a changing bag or hand bag when out and about, as well as being easily stored in your medicine cabinet at home. The actual bag its self has a good sized easy grip handle for comfortable holding by its user. It also has a clever belt clip on the back which allows it to be clipped onto a belt or belt loops making it perfectly portable if you don’t have a bag to put it in (I’m thinking for those men out there!). The carry bag is also clearly labelled for first aid making it easy to identify whenever needed.
The carry bag opens via a simple zip fastening which opens up to reveal two mesh compartments that house the contents of the first aid kit. The full kit contains:
- – 1 bandage (used to hold dressings in place or as a support)
- – 2 single use eyewash/woundwash pods (used for cleaning cuts and grazes as well as rinsing dirt/sand from eyes)
- – 1 pair of vinyl gloves
- – 1 roll of microporous tape (1.25cm x 5m in size and used for holding low adherent dressings in place)
- – 1 low adherent dressing (5cm x 5cm in size and used for larger wounds held in place by the microporous tape)
- – 9 Creature kids plasters (washproof for cuts and grazes)
- – 1 triangular bandage (to be used as a sling for supporting injured arms or shoulders)
- – 2 alcohol free wipes (to clean and prepare skin before applying a dressing and as they are alcohol free they shouldn’t sting when used which is essential for keeping children comfortable when they have hurt themselves)
There are clear instructions on the reverse of the outer packaging with regards to using the eyewash/woundwash and applying the plasters. Also all the self adhesive products in the first aid kit use hypo-allergenic adhesive making them skin friendly for children’s delicate skin. Most of the products are individually labelled with their use by dates, with all being individually sealed to ensure they are sterile for use. The Steroplast® Kids First Aid Kit recommended retail price is £4.99 (but can vary depending on where purchased) which I think is a good vale considering the contents of the first aid kit and the actual carry bag itself. It means once you have purchased the main first aid kit, you can then just replace the contents as they are used or go past their use by date.
This is a very versatile product that can be used outdoors and indoors giving piece of mind that should simple first aid ever be required, you will be on hand with suitable products to help with this. We have taken it with us on various days out over the Summer and although we haven’t had the need to use it yet (thankfully!), we know that we have it for the future – a great cost effective investment that won’t take up lots of space, is portable and contains the basic equipment needed to give simple first aid.
*Please note, that in order for me to complete this review, I was sent a Steroplast ® Kids First Aid Kit for free but all my comments and views are my own*