Baseball First Aid Kit
Nothing can ruin your kids’ game like a heel blister, bug bite, or bad case of sunburn.
While your coach may have a basic first aid kit for the team, I’ve found that having my own Baseball First Aid Kit stowed in the car has been extremely helpful during the baseball season. Having common remedies on hand for bug bits, seasonal allergies, car sickness, and blisters helps make long tournaments more bearable for parents and players alike.
I created this downloadable PDF Baseball First Aid Kit Checklist so you can build your own first aid kit to address the minor discomforts that can happen when your kids spend all afternoon running around a sunny baseball field.
The Checklist is pretty general, and lists out the common items you will need for a basic Baseball First Aid Kit
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Baseball First Aid Kit Product Recommendations
For knee scrapes, Band Aid Hurt Free Antiseptic Wash is the best way to clean out the wound where you’re not close to running water. Just squirt the bottle over the wound to wash out dirt and sand. My kids can guarantee that it is truly hurt free.
New cleats? Wet, sweaty socks? Socks too big? These factors can all contribute to painful blisters. And nothing ruins a day like your kid getting a blister on their heel or bottom of their foot. Band Aid Brand Hydro Seal Heel Blister Bandages both seal the blister from dirt and cushion the blister. There are sizes for fingers, heels, and large areas like knees. These are a must for baseball season!
Bruises and Muscle Strains
Cold packs are probably the most used item in any Baseball First Aid Kit. Bruises and muscle strains require cold therapy, and having these disposable cold packs on hand is a great alternative to ice. These Ever Ready First Aid Disposable Cold Packs are an economical brand of cold packs, and come in a pack of 6.
Away game? In central New Jersey, many of our Away games involve long routes with rolling hills and winding roads. Unfortunately, those long car rides sometimes result in motion sickness, which is enough to ruin the day. For that reason, we keep Sea Bands in our car at all times. Sea Bands come in both a Kids size and an Adult size.
Regular Dramamine, while effective, creates extreme drowsiness (and causes me to fall asleep almost immediately). Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals Motion Sickness Relief is effective, but without drowsiness, which is preferable if your kid is feeling car sick but has to play in an hour.
Overexposure to Heat and Sun
Heat exhaustion and dehydration on a hot day is not only possible, but extremely dangerous. These Drip Drop Oral Rehydration Solution portable packets relieve dehydration fast, and are more effective than sugary Gatorade. Plus they have a long shelf life, making them perfect for your car First Aid Kit.
While I always keep sunscreen in my regular bag, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy SPF 70 Sunscreen Stick is the Sunscreen Stick I keep in my First Aid bag for ears and noses that are beginning to burn. It won’t spill, it lasts for years, and it won’t clog pores. It also has never caused a skin reaction on my kids’ sensitive skin. More importantly, it works.
Ticks, Bugs, Bees
As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it’s tick season. The Tick Twister was given to me years ago by my Mother in Law and has a prominent spot in my first aid kit. The twister is the best way to remove the entire tick head quickly and painlessly, no matter how small the tick.
Mosquitoes are bad news for players and spectators alike. This Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool removes the venom left behind by mosquitoes, bees, and wasps to reduce pain and itching.
Benadryl Ultra Tabs Antihistamine Allergy Medicine are a must have in my Baseball First Aid Kit. We keep it with us at all times, since our youngest has a tree nut allergy (Benadryl is the recommended first step in the case of a suspected tree nut exposure), however we have found that it is always a good idea to have around in the case of allergic reactions to bees, mosquitos, or seasonal allergies that seem to come out of nowhere.
First Aid Kit Storage
You definitely need a First Aid Bag to store everything safely but visibly in your car. The red cover and internationally recognized white cross leave no doubt on the contents.
Pre-assembled First Aid Kits
If you don’t have the time to build a First Aid Kit piece by piece, I get it. The First Aid Only All Purpose Essentials First Aid Kit is a 298 piece kit that comes prepackaged in a soft sided bag that can be kept in your car or stowed in your Mom Bag or wagon. It contains everything you would need for minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and pain, including bandages, cold packs, and OTC pain and fever reducers.
This Johnson and Johnson All Purpose Portable Compact First Aid Kit is a cost effective first aid kit that combines trusted Johnson and Johnson brands like Band Aid, Neosporin, Bengay, Benadryl and Tylenol into one kit that can address cuts, scrapes, itches, and pain. It comes pre-packaged in a hard sided case that is perfect for keeping in your car.
Whether you buy a pre-assembled First Aid Kit or build your own, having a Baseball First Aid Kit on hand is a great idea whether your the Team Mom or a Baseball Parent.
Baseball season is coming up soon, and along with it the likelihood for blisters, cuts, scrapes, and sunburn. Build a Baseball First Aid Kit now and store it in your car, so you’re prepared for the season.
If you haven’t yet, make sure you download our Baseball First Aid Kit Checklist so you can build your own First Aid Kit.