– Cuts, scrapes, blisters and burns - what child hasn't had one of these small accidents requiring attention? Most often it's just a slight injury that needs a single bandage from the first aid kit to "make it better." Don't underestimate the importance of a protective bandage, however: it's not just a little thing, particularly for the little one. Bandages can help minimize the risk of infection, promote speedy healing and soothe the fears and tears of a child. Unlike adult bandages, however, children's bandages need to have very special qualities. read more about children's bandages »
They need to be safely sterile, of course, to protect the injury from infection, but children's active lives require that they stay attached, safe and secure, during the busiest days of their lives. From the playground to the next bike ride, an adhesive bandage needs to stay in place to protect the wound from dirt and infection. Yet, the bandages need to be pretty and attractive enough to be a special "badge of courage" that any child would be proud to wear - and not take off until you decide it's safe to remove.
A Skin Break is No Small Thing
Even a simple scrape or cut is an opening for germs to infect a child's skin. The world is filled with bacteria, many of which can cause infections – even through the smallest cut or breach in the skin. Children, especially, are prone to play in the most bacteria rich places, from mud puddles to ponds, where they can pick up these germs. If they have a cut or a scrape, it makes it that much easier for bacteria to get into their skin and begin to develop an infection. Let children have their fun, but with your own special care - an adhesive bandage that will not only cover the little injury, but also remain securely attached during the most athletic play that a child can perform. Best of all, the selection of colorful and themed adhesive bandages will help your child want to wear her or his bandage with pride, and not remove it before the cut or scrape is properly healed.
It seems as if we've always had adhesive bandages, but in fact they were only invented less than a century ago. They were created to provide a quick and easy protective cover for a skin cut. Now, we take it for granted that if our child has a cut, scrape, bug bite or blister, we can apply a bandage from the medicine and health cabinet to protect the wound. Don’t forget the tears: nothing helps stop them like a bright, friendly and comforting design that tells your child it will all be better soon.
Be sure to consult a pediatrician if your child’s wound doesn’t heal or becomes red, inflamed or hot to the touch.
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