Anyone who has been through it will agree that becoming a parent can be a scary thing! Even more so when you find yourself with a sick or hurt child. New parents tend to suffer from information overload, so it can be very difficult to remember whose and what advice to follow in an emergency.
And so the idea of the Kidz Medi Kit was born.
“Because when it comes to your child’s health, it’s always best to consult a medical professional, I called upon Dr Willie Roux, paediatrician at the Worcester Kidz Cross Medical Centre, to help me develop a medical emergency kit that would be tailored specifically for parents, and would contain all the basics that you are likely to need as a parent,” says Chrisna du Toit, co-developer and mom of three.
This booklet aims to answer questions about the most common medical conditions that parents are likely to encounter, and how to treat them correctly. “This book seeks to give parents the confidence to know when, and how, they can treat a condition at home, or whether their child needs to see a doctor,” explains Dr Willie Roux, a paediatrician with 17 years’ experience and co-author of the step-by-step guide. “It is important to note that this medical kit does not replace a doctor’s advice, and does not aim to provide diagnoses. Seeking out professional advice is always recommended if you feel unsure about your child’s condition,” says Roux, also a father of three. “Our aim is simply to provide support to parents when they are trying to make this decision.”
Mareli du Toit, who is responsible for marketing the Kidz Medi kit says: “When you are a first-time parent, you are bombarded with advice from everybody. I’m expecting twins in March this year, and my husband and I will be sure to always keep the kit and booklet close at hand. It just makes so much more sense to follow the advice of an experienced paediatrician.”
Detail Content List:
- Digital Thermometer
- Cartoon Plasters
- Steri Strips
- Bennets Saline drops with Aspirator
- Bennets bum cream
- Glycerine suppositories
- Medicine Spoon
- Germolene ointment
- CPR Pamphlet
- Step by Step Guide written by Dr. W. Roux
The content of our kit covers the following:
- Blocked nose,
- Nappy rash,
- Emergencies for e.g. superficial and larger burn wounds, cleaning and sterilising wounds as well as wound dressing,
- Rehydration for diarrhoea and vomiting,
- Basic tools for e.g. Thermometer, scissors, spoon etc.
- Pain and Fever.
By law we are only allowed to sell non-scheduled medicine. A detailed list of additional scheduled medicine is included in our Step by Step guide.
- Use of your Kidz Medi Kit should not replace consultation with your doctor. When in doubt, rather take your child to the doctor. Your Kidz Medi Kit must be kept out of reach of children at all times.
- Ensure that all medicines are clearly marked.
- Note that all medicines have an expiration date. Please discard any medicines that have passed their expiration date. The only safe way to discard of medicine is to hand it in at your nearest pharmacy.
- Never keep unused antibiotics. A course of antibiotics should always be finished as prescribed by your doctor. If there was a good reason to discontinue use, discard any remaining antibiotics immediately. It is very dangerous to use antibiotics that were prescribed for someone else. Always consult a medical docter before using antibiotics.