Healthy Essentials for Summer Travel
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Healthy Essentials for Summer Travel

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

We just got back from a family vacation filled with lots of fun.  We traveled to Disneyland for our first trip there as a family of 4.  We had such a blast, especially our son who rode everything from Space Mountain to the Teacups.   He even got to battle Darth Vader and become a Jedi!  Knowing mishaps can happen when you are having lots of fun, I knew to pack some Healthy Essentials to make sure everyone on our trip stayed happy and worry free.

Here are some basic first aid Healthy Essentials that you should have on hand during your summer travels.

First Aid Kit for Family Travel

Healthy Essentials for Summer Travel


Whether you get a tiny paper cut or a full-fledged bleeder, having Band-Aids in all shapes and sizes is needed. Make sure to have finger and knuckle Band-Aids, as well as those large enough to at least an two-inch area. Add in a few waterproof bandages as well especially during the summer. Have alcohol wipe on hand to wipe it down, and then add a little Neosporin to aid in healing. Change the bandage daily and clean it out with hydrogen peroxide to eliminate any lingering bacteria.


Whether you’re traveling to the beach, mountains, or Disneyland, you need sun protection.  Don’t forget sunscreen for your entire family when you pack. Aloe vera is great to help sooth sunburn if you do end up getting too much sun.


Motrin is your best friend in your first aid kit. (Brind adult, kids & infant Motrin) Not only will it reduce a fever but is also used for sore muscles and it fights infections. Having Bengay on hand is great for muscle cramps, joint or ligament pain, and for overall stiffness. Bengay zero degrees can be stored in the freezer, and the chill lasts for hours.   Benadryl is a must, as it will quickly end any allergic reaction from food allergies to a bee sting. I really like the on the go itch relief spay.   For unexpected tummy issues, have Pepcid Complete in your first aid kit.

Other Essentials

Have a pair of non-latex gloves, ice pack, heat pack, small scissors, and Ziploc bags in a couple different sizes on hand. Add in trial sizes of sunblock, hand sanitizer, plus tweezers and nail clippers to round out your first aid kit.

I was sure glad to have these things on hand especially in the park when B fell and scraped his knee.  I was able to quickly clean his cut, put Neosporin on it, and cover it with a Band-Aid before he decided on his next ride.  By having essential first aid items on hand, you can quickly take action and get back to doing what you love.


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What are your go to Healthy Essential items when you travel?


Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. Yes, those are definitely necessary essentials to get through the summer.

  2. WHenever I travel I always bring the first aid kit and most of these are already in there!

  3. Those are some great essentials! I always make sure I have sunscreen and nail clippers when I travel.

  4. Thanks for the tips of summer essentials. I always bring along a first aid kit for the car when traveling as well as extra bottles of water. You never know when you will need it, but it is good to be prepared.

  5. Bandaids are a MUST for us! My kids use them for everything.

  6. Aw, such a cute family. I always have Neosporin and bandaids in my glove box and a first aid kit in the back of my car.

  7. Lolo your baby got so big, so fast! These are products we use in our home too on a daily basis!

  8. Thanks for the ideas! I am heading over to get some coupons. I need to stock up!

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