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Fun & First Aid -Tattoo Bandages
Spring and summer mean a lot of outdoor fun, but also a lot of boo-boos! There are many bandages that work well until your child goes in the pool and then they come off...not anymore!
Thursday April 21 2011
Spring and summer mean a lot of outdoor fun, but also a lot of boo-boos! There are many bandages that work well until your child goes in the pool and then they come off.
I recently discovered bandages that are waterproof and tattoos! Nexcare makes this line of tattoo bandages. My son ran out of his Toy Story Bandaids and picked out the Nexcare HotWheels Bandages when we were at the store. I was kind of skeptical as to how well these would work. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
These come with a little set of directions so you don’t mess up the tattoo bandages. They go on a little differently than regular bandages, but are still really easy to put on. Just read the directions, do it once and you won’t have any problems putting them on in the future.
The bandages are clear with a picture on them, so they look like a tattoo. They stick really well and don’t come off easily. They do seem to create a complete seal around the boo-boo, keeping out dirt and water. However, they don’t really allow the skin to breathe. My son didn’t go swimming while wearing one of these bandages, but I imagine they will stay on during a swim. You don’t want your kid to be the one leaving a bandage floating around the swimming pool.
I was able to take the Nexcare Tattoo Bandage off easily, but it did leave some of that typical sticky bandage residue. These cost more than just a regular box of bandages. For a box of 20 Band-Aids is costs about $2.19. For 20 Nexcare Tattoo Waterproof Bandages it’s about $3 or $4.
For the most part I will probably just stick with good old Band-Aids. However, for summers full of sweaty play times and swimming pool fun I think the Nexcare Tattoo Waterproof Bandages will hold up better.