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Emergency Car Hamper

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There's a certain moment of elation when you finally can ditch the nappy bag that you lug around filled with things you hardly used but it's always better to stay safe than sorry. We are passed this now and instead I delicately hold a lovely Hotter Shoes delicious red bag casually over my fore arm which pretty much contains some items I'd rather leave at home but can't bear to wet wipes, plasters, hand gel you know the proper mums stuff!

A few weeks back Olive tripped over as we were crossing the road. It was actually really awful as she was holding my hand and I was conscious of getting across and chatting to the Lollipop Man that it took a few seconds to realise she had fallen by which point I was dragging her across the road. Poor mite. Her knee was pouring with blood. Once we opened the car I realised I'd not bought my bag out and thus had nothing to stem the bleeding with. I ended up taking of my jumper and wrapping it around her leg.

It made me realise just how unprepared I am now that I don't have a nappy bag anymore. Daddy Moo and I started talking about those times when we go for walks in the forest and the children get bitten, fall over or we go out spontaneously without any drinks or snacks! It got me thinking and as if by magic my fairy godmothers at Chemist Direct came to the rescue and I now have a fab basket of goodies in the boot of my car!

  • Wet Wipes (a must have for any first aid kit/car cleaning equipment!)

  • Tissues

  • Various shapes and sizes of plasters

  • Calpol

  • Piriton

  • Jungle formula insect spray (perfect for our trip to Robin Hood Festival next week)

  • Hand gel

  • Suncream (general factor 25 for days I might have forgotten mine or the kids)

  • E45 cream

  • First aid cream

  • Insect bite cream

  • I also added cartons of juice and crisps (which I have had to stock up on as we used them already!)

  • A few plastic bags (to put any bloody wipes or rubbish in.)


After I placed my order a box came up asking me for further information on who would be using the Calpol, Pirton and insect bite cream. I filled it in stating the ages of the children (obvs the 6+ Calpol wouldn't be given to Olive. She can't stomach the stuff anyway so I didn't buy a younger age.) Later in the day I received an email asking me if I'd like an alternative suitable for the children as the insect cream I had ordered wasn't. I was impressed. They even covered the extra cost. I'm not sure if I just hadn't noticed it was suitable for children or I'd looked at so many insect creams I just opted via price.

I would definitely recommend Chemist Direct and the order came so fast! The prices were all really reasonable to and lots of holiday essentials are in the sale! 


I was sent products up to the value of £50.

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