We'd all like to believe that our kids will be happily healthy forever, but the truth is, college kids and 20somethings get sick - really frequently. There are a few things parents can do to help prepare them, but the very first one is: help stock a first aid kit.
Every dorm room needs a first aid kit, stocked with bandages, antibiotic ointment and assorted pills. But there's no reason it has to be a spartan affair. Here's how to make a first aid kit that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports handy first aid tips too.
- A plain tin canister with a lid (the one pictured above is from the Container Store)
- Quirky artwork, such as this photograph of a local emergency room entrance
- A print-out of first aid tips
- A roll of clear contact paper. Look for the very shiny, very transparent laminate sold for scrapbooking purposes - Duck makes a good one. Be wary of the rolls at the hardware store; they tend to be more cloudy than clear.
- Double-sticky tape, scissors
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