Or, you know, your car – if you’ve yet to become the ‘adultier adult’ and own a First-Aid kit. You think we would have one by now, since we’ve needed two rounds of antibiotics for a hoodoo rash (it’s like road rash, but from falling six feet down a hoodoo), stitches for a bike accident, a piece of skin torn off of a toe for a wound that hurt all weekend long – we’re three for three on camping trips and injuries. The first two times we had nothing more than some paper towel in the back of the truck but the third time around, we were a bit more prepared.
Nexcare Sensitive Skin Tape
When Violet tripped on the road this weekend and had a flap of skin hanging from her toe, I thought the weekend was going to be rough. It was is one of those places where traditional bandages would have difficulty adhering to, and despite the fact the skin was dead, I didn’t want to pull it off completely.
We rinsed off her foot and used a small piece of the Nexcare Sensitive Skin Tape wrapped around her foot to keep the skin in place, as it was still protecting the raw skin from her injury. The tape is a great multi-use if you’re without a First Aid kit on hand, as you can easily tear it with your hands and the silicon adhesive is strong, yet gentle enough to be easily removed. You can buy the tape on Amazon to stash in your First-Aid kit.
I was worried that when I applied the tape to her toe it wasn’t going to stay, but it did. I worried a second time, a couple of days later, when it came time to remove the tape, that it was going to take the flap of skin off with it. Luckily, the skin had detached, and removal was a cinch. I took it off on the way home, after we were finished adventuring and let it air the four hour drive home that she spent in her car seat before showering and cleaning it once again.
Kids and scrapes, they just go together. I mean look at those slivers and cuts on her foot – somehow this kid managed to get slivers in her feet and the only place wood was close was on the picnic table.
The Nexcare Adhesive Bandages provide the same level of protection, are just as easy to remove and they’re perfect for Jamie’s stitches, because the wound started to re-open a little after the stitches were removed. They’re a bit larger, for bigger cuts, larger scrapes and burns. The absorbent, non-stick pads maintain the adhesive, unlike traditional bandages and are just as easy to remove.
Our recommendation? Buy the Nexcare Sensitive Skin Tape for accident prone kids (and husbands) and stash it in your first aid kit, or your vehicle, for everything from cuts and blisters, to pieces of skin removed by a trip on the pavement. You can find itlocally at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, London Drugs and Rexall.
This post was brought to you by Nexcare. We tried it, loved it, bought a second roll for our day trip bag and as always, all opinions are my own. You can follow Nexcare on Facebook for new products, tips and family friendly fun.