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The sun’s out and schools are breaking up for the long summer holidays.  With a bit of careful planning for the weeks ahead, mums and dads can be fully prepared for summer fun and the inevitable knocks, scrapes, stings and grazes that adventurous play brings.

Most minor injuries can be treated at home with a first aid kit, so now is a good time to check you have everything you need.  Ask your local pharmacy for advice if you’re unsure.  Pharmacists can give you advice about the types of low-cost, over the counter treatments that are right for your child.

To find out what a typical first aid kit should include, search the NHS Choices website; www.nhs.uk.

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