Now that summer is underway, scraped knees and mosquito bites come right along with it. You wanna be prepared, so we'll show you how to put together an portable first aid kit for the car. (Or your purse, or your beach bag, or...)

We just stopped over to our local Kinney Drugs to pick up the essentials - you can grab a makeup case to stash everything in, or you might have one laying around the house...or a simple sandwich bag will do.

Here's what we included in our First Aid Kit:

  • Bandage pads and tape - it seems like those knee and elbow scrapes are always a little bigger than the band-aid.  These squares will cover almost anything
  • Regular Band-Aids
  • Tweezers - handy for splinters, ticks, bee stingers
  • Antibiotic ointment - for after the splinter, tick, or bee stinger
  • After-Bite - takes the itch and sting out of bug bites
  • Aloe Vera gel - to help take a little of the burn out of a sunburn
  • Benadryl - for minor allergic reactions (get the kind that is appropriate for your child's age)
  • Motrin/Tylenol - it's always good to have an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever with you (again, get the kind that's appropriate for your child's age)

And that's it - most minor cuts and scrapes can be handled by this kit - and you can avoid interrupting your summer fun for minor bumps and bruises.