Send the Kids to School with a Mini Health Kit

The kids are going back to school and you know what that means: the great annual germ exchange will commence.

Sure, you know how to fight germs at home, but you may feel powerless to help keep your kids germ-free during school hours. Take heart – a mini health kit, simple and small enough to slip in a backpack, can be a great way to help kids fight off illness-causing germs throughout the school year.

To make your health kit, start out with a compact, fun container, like a favorite pencil case or any small container. Then, add these five items to the kit:

  1. PURELL JELLY WRAP™ Hand Sanitizer. The jelly wrap allows for this small bottle of hand sanitizer to be inconspicuously strapped to a backpack or belt loop for easy access.
  2. Facial tissues. Classrooms will likely be stocked with these, but it never hurts to have a travel package that can be used in a moment’s notice.
  3. Small bandages and antibiotic ointment. This will make it easy for your child to quickly patch up little cuts and scratches.
  4. Cleansing or sanitizing wipes to clean dirty little hands when soap and water is not easily accessible.
  5. Special items. Maybe it’s an inhaler or contact solution, but all these items can be kept in the same place.