My local Target store carries a huge line of travel sized items, and when I was shopping for travel sized shampoo and hairspray I came across a miniature first aid kit and picked it up for an upcoming trip.
The kit is called Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go, and it contains 12 essential first aid items, all packed in a durable white plastic case. To sweeten the deal, it retailed for only $1.34! Wow, hard to pass on a deal like that.
This Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go is the perfect size for travel, as the case measures a mere 3 1/2″ by 4″ and is only 1″ deep. The front of the box has a secure snap closure, and the kit contains:
2 Cleansing Wipes
2 Johnson & Johnson First Aid Gauze Pads (2″ x 2″)
2 Band-Aid Knuckle Adhesive Bandages
3 Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages (3/4″ x 3″)
3 Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages (5/8″ x 2 1/4″)
There is still more room in the plastic case to add more of my own personal first aid items, and I plan on doing just that. I have some small sample sized tubes of first aid cream that I received from my dermatologist when I had some lesions burned off of my face, and these small tubes fit perfectly into this case.
I can’t complain about the super low price of the Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go, but I do feel like they should have included some small packets of first aid cream, as most first aid kits do contain these, and as I said, room is not an issue.
When traveling I rarely find the need for first aid supplies, but we will be on our vacation for almost 2 weeks, and you never know when you will need a bandage of some sort. Having to make a trip to the store and purchase an entire box of them when I only need one or two is really senseless, so this Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go really makes sense to take along with me.
It is the perfect size to add to a the glove box of a car, put in a diaper bag, a backpack, or even a ladies handbag. The kit isn’t complete by any means, but it certainly has a few good basic first aid supplies that would come in very handy if myself or one of my family were to cut ourselves, fall down and scrape a knee, and there are a multitude of other possibilities why we might need some cleansing wipes and bandages.
The insert that came with the Johnson & Johnson First Aid To Go does warn that the packaging of the product does contain natural rubber, and I do know from taking my CPR/First Aid classes every year that many people are indeed allergic to rubber. If you are one of them, then you probably already have your own alternative bandages.
I think this small first aid kit is perfect for traveling, and I am thankful that I found it at such a low price.