The sun is out and we all want to enjoy being outside. With increased outings to cottages, campgrounds, hiking trails, golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor playgrounds, and swimming pools, we all need to be prepared for a multitude of events. This of course, is even more important when you have small kiddos.
June is a good time to get organized and either look at last year's first aid kit or put together a new checklist and kit. The list below is something you can put in a bag (I like the reusable snack bags!) to easily grab and go. This is not an exhaustive list but includes the key things that are multi-purpose and easy to tote around.
1. homeopathic arnica 200 CH - #1 for any trauma - bruises, strains, bumps
2. homeopathic apis 200 CH - stings, rashes
3. Boiron Dapis Gel - topical for the itch and sting of bites
4. Age Quencher electrolyte single sticks - dehydration, fever, diarrhea
5. mini bottle of hydrogen peroxide - to clean up scrapes and cuts
6. mini tube of Polysporin
7. mini scissors and mini tweezers - splinters, ticks, etc.
8. hand sanitizer - who doesn't have a small bottle in every possible place these days!
9. extra face masks and tissues
If going away for a week I do pack probiotics, St. Francis Echinacea Combo (multi-use for many different infections), and vitamin C. I would travel with acupuncture needles just in case as well ;)
Now after 9 summers with kids I know unexpected things can happen - dog bites, wasp stings, bruises, cuts, heat exhaustion, and the list goes on.....
If you want to chat about what to put in your individual first aid kit or discuss how to use some of the homeopathic medicines listed above, book an appointment today!
How much sleep do kids really need? Sleep quantity and quality are both equally important and can play a huge role in your child's learning and mood. Sleep is the key time for our bodies to relax and restore.
Late October and early November are the most common times of the year when I get an influx of calls for supporting immunity.