Summer Safety Kit

It’s hard to believe that this is the last week of school before summer break starts.  For some that might mean you are in your car a lot more than you were during the school year.  Going back and forth to the pool, to grab lunch, to a friends house, the possibilities are never ending during the Summer.  So, to make sure you are prepared for whatever fun opportunity might pop up, here is our list for items that should be in your summer survival kit that you keep in your car.


  1. Sunscreen:  You should always be wearing it or at least have it close by.  You never know when you might decide to eat lunch outside or make a quick stop at the park on the way home.
  2. Bug Spray:  No one wants a bug bite.  It is always better to wear bug spray than risk scratching your leg all night. You can even buy bug repellent that comes in the form of a sticker!
  3. Wipes:  These should be in your car Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter, especially if you have kids!
  4.  A Hat:  Just like the sunscreen, you never know when you might be outside.  Protect your face!
  5. A snack or two:  It is always a good idea to keep a nonperishable snack in your car.  No one likes a hangry kid, or adult for that matter!
  6. Cash:  Keep $10-$20 in cash in your console that way you are always prepared when you see an ice cream stand!
  7. First Aid Kit:  Your kids are climbing up the slide, falling off the swing, or just falling down and scraping their knees, keep a First Aid Kit nearby for these minor scrapes.
  8.  A phone charger:  This should always been in your car regardless, but it is a good reminder that you never want your phone to die on you!
  9. A towel or blanket.  You never know when you might see a splash pad, need a place to sit while at the park, or get caught in a rainstorm.
  10. A flashlight.  Traveling at night, a flashlight is always a great idea to keep in your car.
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