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When you’re packing your bags to travel, don’t forget the first-aid essentials. Here are a few tips on how to create your own DIY Travel First-Aid Kit, with a printable. 

When you're packing your bags to travel, don't forget the first-aid essentials. Here are a few tips on how to create your own DIY Travel First-Aid Kit, with a free printable. This travel first-aid checklist will ensure you don't miss out on packing the travel first-aid essentials!

DIY Travel First-Aid Checklist

One thing people often forget when packing their bags for their vacation is a first-aid kit. I’ve been one of those people. It’s easy to forget about first-aid essentials when you’re packing for a fun vacation to a 5-star resort. I’ve always assumed I would get first-aid supplies from the front desk of the resort/hotel or amusement park. And yes, while this may be true, I’ve learned over the years to carry my own first-aid essentials. 

Let me tell you a little story about learning this lesson the hard way. After having a fun vacation in Florida, on the way to the airport, one of the twins threw up all over the car, clothes, legs, etc. Unfortunately, when you’re flying down the highway at 70 miles per hour trying to catch your flight, that’s not the best time to have this happen. Well, probably NO time is the best time for something like this to happen. I only had a few napkins, a jug of water, and found a clean pair of clothes so he could change.  As a Mom, I always keep wipes and extra things in my car. However, I was in a rental car, and this is not something I thought to take with us. Lesson Learned!

I’ve put together a list of essentials you need to carry in a travel first-aid kit. I suggest using a small bag, or one of Johnson & Johnson’s First Aid Kit’s. I stopped by my nearest Target store and picked up all of the essentials for my DIY First-Aid Kit. Be sure to grab the Travel First-Aid Kit Checklist printable and take it with you to the store! 

When you're packing your bags to travel, don't forget the first-aid essentials. Create your own DIY Travel First-Aid Kit, with a printable checklist.

You will find the BENGAY® Ultra Strength Cream 2oz, Oh Joy Bag 2017 OR Red Bag 2017, and other participating J&J products on an endcap in the health department of your local Target store. 

First, pack your daily medications and a spare prescription. Some people may only take one thing, like birth control or blood pressure medication. Others may take several routine medications. This will even include things like kids medications for allergies, asthma or the dreaded Epi-pen. 

  • Pack medication in original bottle or packaging – leave the prescription label on medication. This is because you want that information should you need it in an emergency.

  • Pack a spare prescription should something happen and you lose your RX or stay longer than expected.

  • Pack a list with all medication names, dosage and the physician prescribing as well as pharmacy it was purchased at on it. This will help should you need to go to the hospital or give this information to medical personnel.

Basic first aid items. Items like band aids, antibiotic cream, gauze, and paper tape should be included. Depending on your method of travel, you may not want to bring a lot, but you can manage to pack a few of what you need in a Johnson & Johnson’s First Aid Kit*. 

DIY Travel First Kid Idea

Items I have included in my First-Aid Kit:

  • BENGAY® Ultra Strength Cream 2oz
  • Band-aid adhesive bandage Finding Dory 20ct {one of the boys picked out this one}
  • Visine dry eye drops 0.5oz
  • Neosporin antibiotic ointment + pain itch scar 0.5 oz
  • Band-aid adhesive bandage skin flex™ extra large 7ct
  • Band-aid brand first aid cloth tape, 1 inch
  • Band-aid brand first aid all in one gauze pad med 5ct
  • Benadryl Ultra tabs 24ct
  • First Aid™ Instruments Kit – 3 Count 

Create a DIY Travel First Aid Kit with FREE printable checklist

*Right now at Target, for a limited time, you can get one of their Oh Joy Bag 2017 OR Red Bag 2017, FREE, when you purchase three participating Johnson&Johnson products. 

Lately, during my travels, I am seeking new adventures. Just recently I went kayaking for the first time. I’ve also started to do more hiking. These are two things in the past I would have opted not to do, and choose something less strenuous. However, I’ve gotten over my fear of being scared of trying new things and jumped in feet first. The first 20 minutes of my kayaking adventure, I was scared to death. But after a while, I started to relax and enjoyed kayaking underneath the Mackinaw Bridge. 

When you're packing your bags to travel, don't forget the first-aid essentials. Create your own DIY Travel First-Aid Kit, with a printable checklist.

When I woke up the next morning, my arms were a little sore from paddling. This is where Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream comes in handy. It’s great for minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints. Using as directed, this powerful pain relief was able to provide me relief so I could continue to enjoy my vacation. 

DIY Travel First-Aid printable Checklist

Other things you want to include in your travel first-aid kit:

  • birth control {optional}
  • feminine hygiene products
  • anti-nausea medication
  • Motrin Liqui-gels 20ct
  • anti-diarrheal medication
  • antiseptic wipes
  • cotton balls or swabs
  • aloe vera gel
  • flashlight
  • anti-bacterial soap
  • instant cold pack
  • thermometer
  • triangular bandage
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • oral pain gel
  • cough drops
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • insect repellant
  • heat pack
  • additional bandages

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When you're packing your bags to travel, don't forget the first-aid essentials. Create your own DIY Travel First-Aid Kit, with a printable checklist.

Keep in mind all of these things may not fit in your travel first-kid kit, so look for travel size varieties, or take items out of the original packaging into smaller containers. If you use a J&J First Aid Kit bag, they have little pockets and compartments to easily store items without the packaging.

  • You can download this FREE printable to help you prepare your own first-aid travel kit. 
  • Get more information on BENGAY® Ultra Strength Cream 2oz and the Target “Build Your Own First Aid Kit” by visiting their website. 

Do you have a travel first-aid kit? If I missed something vital, drop me a line below and let me know! 

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