Monday, 15 August 2016

Family first aid kit challenge with Vidisan and giveaway

Bausch and Lomb, the eyecare experts are running a family first aid kit challenge at the moment.  The challenge has been created to highlight how families are often not fully prepared for those daily healthcare family emergencies.

To take part in the challenge, I sent off a picture of our first aid kit and Bausch and Lomb provided analysis of the contents with suggestions for improvements.  As part of the challenge, Bausch and Lomb has also provided two top notch St. John Ambulance first aid kits stocke with Bausch and Lomb's Vidisan natural eye drop to relieve sore and irritated eyes.  Enter at the end of this post!

Our current first aid kit looks something like this:


Before I even sent this picture off, I realised that our first aid kit was old... very very old.  The Centimde minor antiseptic cream expired in 2009.  Eek!  Bausch and Lomb's experts gave some feedback too:

“It looks like you have a child or children in the house so try and keep a thermometer. Knowing your child’s temperature can be so useful if for example you need to call a doctor. And the plaster tape is so useful for keeping dressings in place, although if your skin is sensitive you might be better off having one the skin sensitive white light-weight tapes (e.g. Micropore). Some more plasters and dressings would be great too –for all the family.  Maybe you keep painkillers somewhere else? Hopefully not in the bathroom cabinet! However, a paediatric and adult painkillers could be useful. And remember to check the dates on all your medicines and replace them when they go out of date. Think about your eyes too. An eye pad could be useful if you were to scratch your eye in the garden. Eyes are often troubled by dryness, soreness and irritation so consider an eye drop like Vidisan which you can keep handy in your first aid kit as it’s proven to calm and soothe irritated eyes from daily causes of irritations.”


I think it's time for a bit of a first aid kit overhaul!  And we definitely need some eye drops, both husband and toddler girl suffer from hayfever at this time of year, and chlorine from swimming every weeks seems to irritate their eyes too.  Both of them can often be seen rubbing away at their eyes - often making it much worse!


Vidisan is a natural eye drop to relieve sore and irritated eyes for the whole family.  These eye drops ingredients to calm and soothe irritated eyes from the every day causes of irritation that happen to us all, young or old - wind, dust, pollution, cigarette smoke (blurgh), chlorine from swimming pools and pollen.

It's great that Vidisan can be used at any age, and it's suitable for both toddler girl and husband. We'll definitely be taking it on our next holiday, it's a great size for taking out and about and protecting from eye irritation in the pool and on the beach and will hopefully stop some of that eye rubbing.

Win your own St John Ambulance first aid kit

Here's your chance to win one of two brand new and top notch first aid kit from St John Ambulance and stocked with a bottle of Vidisan each.  The first aid kit comes in a great strong portable carrier with reflective strip and contains the essentials for any household.  It would be great to take on holiday or keep one in a house and one in a caravan.  These are brand new, but don't forget (like me) to check use by dates regularly!  You can read more about this ace first aid kit here.



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  • You must be resident in the UK to enter. Prize will be sent to a UK address.
  • Competition runs from 15 August 2016 until 23:59 on 10th September 2016.
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  • There are two prizes and two winners will be chosen. Each prize is a St John Ambulance first aid kit with Vidisan bottle as pictured. There is no cash alternative. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable an alternative may be offered.
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154 comments:

  1. I checked mine just before the kids broke up from school for the summer holidays

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  2. Hmmmm I will check now ! I cant remember the last time I checked

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  3. I haven't checked mine since about last year tbh

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  4. A while ago I'm afraid - must go through it x

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  5. I havent checked mine in quite a while :-/ x

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  6. Can't remember. Will have to check, I keep one in kitchen and need a new one for the car.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. I think that would be never!!
    Claire D

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  8. I checked most of the stuff a few months ago. I had a bit of wood wedged in my foot for a few weeks and had to changed the dressings every day!

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  9. I don't even have one so could definitely do with winning this.

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  10. I don't even have one so could definitely do with winning this.

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  11. always as i work in a chemists so im used to checking dates

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  12. Sadly i don't own one at the moment. Terrible i know x

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  13. I havent checked mine in ages, its in the cupboard and until now had forgotten about it

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  14. checked a few things 6 mnth ago before my hols

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  15. I don't have a dedicated kit but just keep a few things in the cupboard. I do check the dates every 3 months.

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  16. I don't think I have since we moved into this house, about two years ago.

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  17. I check every month or so, we are a accident prone lot!

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  18. We do have a kit, but haven't checked dates for months!

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  19. Recently as my medicine box was over flowing and needed something new to put them in so had a clear out at the same time.

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  20. I'm not quite sure I ever have!!

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  21. I honestly can't remember...not good!

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  22. A couple of months back when I moved house.

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  23. wow i actually cant remember ! so must have been a while must check today !

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  24. Oh dear I don't think I ever have!

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  25. A year or more

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  26. Im kind of proud of myself that I actually have a proper first aid kit, but I really should. check those dates

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  27. I don't have one.

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  28. I looked through my kit and medicines last month before we went on holiday

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  29. I have never owned a first aid kit.

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  30. I've never checked but will be doing so now!

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  31. I never have, but ours is very new as I never had one until a couple of months ago!

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  32. 6 weeks ago (after buying new products to put in it)

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  33. I'm ashamed to say I don't own one but I do have supplies pf plasters (used reguarly in my house). I could definitely do with one for the car.

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  34. i haven't :-O its never crossed my mind to check, but i will do now

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  35. I'm very ashamed to say I never think about it...feel really bad now.

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  36. Not often enough, will check it now.

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  37. I don't have a first aid kit at home but I do check regularly the one at work.

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  38. I hate to say but I have never checked expiry dates on anything in my first aid kit!!! I feel so bad now!

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  39. I can't remember! A long long time ago. You'd think I'd know better - I'm a nurse!

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  40. I do check quite regularly as I was a trained St Johns Ambulance first responder plus my son is so accident prone nothing stays in there too long!

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  41. My First Aid Box does need topping up.I have plasters and a bandage and paracetamol and thats about it.

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  42. I don't have one.

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  43. I checked mine a couple of weeks ago before taking it on holiday.

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  44. Now you mention it.. Must check...
    Cant remember the last time i looked.

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  45. I only ever check the dates on cough medicine bottles.

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  46. Last month but it was because I had a big clean out. I was quite shocked by some of the dates tbh! (@FCWedding on twitter)

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  47. I can't remember, most probably everything wants dumping, do plasters have a use by date

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  48. I hate to admit it but it was a while ago x

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  49. I hate to admit it but it was a while ago x

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  50. Err, what first aid kit? Really must get one.

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  51. refilled mine after using half of it on my elderly neighbour, when he fell and cut his head open.

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  52. I check whatever I'm using something now but only because I've used out of date allergy medicine in the past

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  53. I really don't know. There's not much in there that would expire, but I must make sure; thanks for the reminder!

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  54. I haven't ever had a first aid kit.

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  55. I tend to check the dates when I use anything but I have a fair idea of what's old
    & what's new

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  56. I've never checked it!!!

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  57. haven't checked mine yet! But my girlfriend is a paramedic so i'm sure it'll be in date!

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  58. I shamelessly don't even have a first aid kit. We have the basics which i've bought since having the kids but i have never checked dates on them.... off to now!

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  59. Last week before I restocked it x

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  60. We don't have a kit, just some plasters and antiseptic cream - which is still in date as I checked it last month when OH cut himself.

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  61. just before going on holiday last month

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  62. My other half does it regularly, first aid is more his job than mine!

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  63. About 2 months ago before i went on holiday - but that was the first time ever!

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  64. Oops not for a long time, I will definitely do it this afternoon now!

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  65. Oh dear, I really don't remember. This evening then!

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  66. About a month ago, but I have to confess it was because I was cleaning the kitchen cupboards

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  67. i never check the dates but used some plasters last week

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  68. This has reminded me to do that so I have only just checked, Thanks!

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  69. I checked a few weeks ago, as the kids were going away with youth club and I wanted to make sure their meds were in date.

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  70. I checked earlier this year, but as it's now Septemebr I'd better chack again!

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  71. I don't have one which isn't good. I also pressed that I retweeted the competition post before I had a chance to, so please ignore that entry xxx

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  72. I think at least over 2 years ago which isn't good! I will definitely check in the morning.

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  73. Margaret Clarkson
    I haven't checked recently.

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  74. Haha - last week actually! Before that it was about a year ago!

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  75. I checked it on 1 January as I always do!

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  76. I don't think I have ever checked to be honest. (@PeanutHog)

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  77. I'm the first aider in work so I check them every month

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  78. Oh, crikey! I don't think I ever have.

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  79. I am ashamed to say I don't have one :(

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  80. I havent checked mine in quite a while

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  81. I don't have a complete first aid kit.

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  82. Don;t think we ever check it until we need it.

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  83. I never think to do this, I'll have to do it very soon!!!

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  84. I don't think I ever have! Woops.

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  85. A month ago as needed big plasters

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  86. I do not have a formal kit and do not check what I do have more often than annually probably.

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  87. I check on and of always need plasters

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  88. So long ago I can't remember :-\ added to my list of jobs for tomorrow!

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  89. I can't remember when I last checked... I will be checking it tonight however!

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  90. I don't have a first aid kit but with two small children I should probably get one.

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  91. Now you are asking, probably about 18 months ago :-0

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  92. Far too long its probably out of date

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  93. eek - don't have one - could realyl do with this prize

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  94. As bad as it sounds probably a year ago!!!!

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  95. oh dear, can't remember the last time i checked!

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  96. I'm quite OCD with best before dates, so I'm checking them all the time.

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  97. about a month ago when I was looking for a burn plaster and found some that ran out last year... opps

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  98. Um, I don't think I ever have! Oops!

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  99. last Christmas I think ,should check more often really as lots of family members on tablets how easy you forget to do these important little things

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  100. erm ok you may have just highlighted an issue for me.... oh dear. That is now on my list of things to do today. Definitely hope I win this.

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  101. I have lots of different stuff in my cupboard but don't have full first aid kit but always check dates on them.x

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  102. I check mine every 3 months when I clear out my medicine cupboard :)

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  103. I haven't checked probably in about a year oops. This is a good reminder though brill thanks x

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  104. Never a) The one in my car is checked on car sevicing.
    b) I have only just bought a replacement for the one at Home.
    c0 The one that was at home I have put in the Motorhome.

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  105. I don't own a first aid kit so never

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  106. just now---this competition reminded me to---and everythings out of dat

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  107. I never seem to check this but will now.

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  108. I don't have one, just have a few paracetamols and plasters shoved in a drawer. Need to be more organised :), so this would be a useful prize :)

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  109. I'm afraid I can't even remember a last time!!!

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  110. we only have one in the car, this was renewed when hubby decided to slice his finger on a recent picnic in france but generally check to make sure there is plenty of Germolene for the kids scrapes (scooters in car) :)

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  111. Haven't checked in a while.! Going to check now lol

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  112. We don't have one but we really should

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  113. About 3 weeks ago before I moved house

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  114. months ago. im going to do it now .

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  115. Before summer holidays as knew we'd take our with us

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  116. One of the things i do at the beginning of a new year :)

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  117. Never actually, it didn't even occur to me. I will have to do this before I next go away

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  118. It has never occurred to me at all . Best go check them out

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