What to use when a band-aid isn’t working
Let’s talk injury. Now that we have made it to summer, my kids are often ripping the skin off their knee and falling off playground equipment. Just today, my youngest son cut his leg on a staple that was sticking out of the back of our couch. Surely my kids aren’t the only kids who have some kind of injury.
Normally, I try to cover a scrape or large cut with multiple band-aids or a gauze pad and medical tape. But I recently realized I could buy self-adhesive bandage wraps. Maybe this is a thing everyone already does and I am just behind, but it changed the first-aid procedure around here. After a particularly bad knee injury that I couldn’t get an ything to stay on, I bought a self-adhesive bandage wrap for $6 at the drugstore and used it to keep a gauze pad on the cuts. The kids think it is cool, and it doesn’t hurt to pull it off like a band-aid sometimes does.
At my house we treat any injury the same, my oldest has a eczema and we use the best eczema cream in the market to keep his skin healthy and moisturized, for him its awesome, and according to him he is way to big for band-aids.
After using it successfully several times, I ordered a box with several self-adhesive bandage wraps in bright colors. I thought that we might as well make it a little more fun. The kids also like it when I decorate it with a permanent marker.
It is now one of the items I keep in my purse for when the next person falls and needs patched up.
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