I’m inherently clumsy, Dave is a skateboarding, rugby playing off-road runner, Ethan is a 12.5-year-old boy who plays rugby, basketball and is allergic to long pants and Nixon is your very typical, hyper-tornado-like almost four-year-old…….who also plays rugby.
My two boys (and their 40-year-old Dad!) are definitively of the scraped hands, scabby knees variety.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As opposite as chalk and cheese, Ethan and Nix take decidedly different approaches to Injury Management. When he was younger Ethan would refuse (Mum) medical attention at all costs. Antiseptic cream, disinfectant, plasters……..all have been rejected time and time again in favour of his ‘leave me alone’ au naturel approach. Nixon, on the other hand, is all about having his minor, invisible, pretend?? injuries well dressed, often multiple times per day. The attention he receives along with (preferably) colourful bandages to treat his toddler-wounds are very obviously seen by him as his rewards for being a brave boy and surviving another horrendous attack on his knees by the garden path.
To this end, my first-aid supplies are a crucial component in my never-ending quest to nail this mothering gig. Don’t ever, ever run out of plasters guys, especially if a young man’s heart is set on a zebra print waterproof strip. Heaven forbid!
Not all wound-care products are created equal as Nixon can attest. He reacts horribly to insect bites and after his ankles were eaten alive at his Dad’s rugby game on Saturday he had scratched and scratched until he’d broken the skin. We raided the rugby first aid kit and covered his little sores with the plasters on hand. Fast forward to his swimming lesson on Monday as he shook his head in disapproval at his sad, white, wrinkled plasters and said, “Miss Irene will NOT be happy if this plaster comes off in the pool!”. Ew! I definitely wouldn’t want Miss Irene and other pool users to have to endure Nixie’s soggy, scabby old plaster floating around, which is why we whipped it off and replaced it with a Nexcare™ Animal Print Waterproof Bandage (bonus mum points for animal print!).
These bandages are next level. They remind me of Nixon’s hospital dressings from when he was younger but are way easier to apply, I can even do it with one hand – which is how we mums do most things so we should be good at it by now! When Nix has had a mozzie or sandfly bite, he often keeps scratching even after applying antihistamine cream and a plaster. Other brands catch under his fingers and end up just getting scratched right off whereas Nexcare Animal Print Waterproof Bandages 360° seal sticks tight, plus, they are so comfy he forgets they’re there until he catches a glimpse of his ‘lizard skin’ and gets stoked all over again!
We’ve put our Nexcare Animal Print Waterproof Bandages through the full Jack Boy experience; they’ve survived swimming lessons, a basketball game, basketball training, netball trials, rugby training, a rugby game and a 12km trail run on Dave’s hairy legs! That’s about as extreme as any product test I can imagine! Nix doesn’t care about any of this of course, he just thinks they look rad and I’m totally with him on that one!
I want some other parents to experience just how kick-ass these Nexcare Animal Print Waterproof Bandages are so I have some to giveaway!
Four of you will win a 3-pack prize, each prize valued at over $30!
To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me why you’d like to try the Nexcare Animal Print Waterproof Bandages, (RRP $10.95, 20 bandages pp). Don’t forget to follow Nexcare on Facebook!
Comp closes 23rd July 2017. NZ residents only.