Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Am Stuck on Band-Aid...

I remember, back when I only had 2 or 3 kids, taking them to the doctor for their check-ups. As they sat there, their little legs dangling over the side of the table, I noticed their shins were covered in bruises and scrapes. "Great, the doctor is going to think I beat you guys," I remember muttering to myself. Instead, the doctor came in and reassured me they were normal. He went on to tell me it was the kids with no bruises on their legs that he worried about because they likely sat around watching tv all day instead of going outside to play and get scrapes.

So, I'm here to tell you that scrapes and scratches are part of childhood. When you have stupid adventurous kids like mine, bruises and scrapes abound! See exhibit A...




That's why I always have a supply of Band-Aids on hand. They come in handy when my older boys think up idiotic things to try and they're invaluable when the little kids come to me with invisible owies that need Band-Aids. Somehow, putting a Sponge Bob Band-Aid on a tiny microscopic scratch makes it all better! Not to mention, the time I use the Band-Aids on actual cuts and scrapes that need covered. And especially during the summer, when the kids are out getting dirty every day, their owies definitely need to be covered. Seriously, it amazes me how dirty my kids get in the summer. I think they're getting tan until they take a shower and their "tans" wash off.

Band-Aid has a new product that is waterproof (a MUST when you spend several days a week at the pool!) and has antibiotic ointment right on the pad. These help prevent infection and heal boo-boos faster than regular bandages.

Another product I have to keep on hand especially in the summer, is Neo To Go. It's a small spray container of Neosporin that's convenient to take along in your purse, diaper bag, or tote bag of necessities for the beach, pool, zoo, park, etc. My kids love it because it doesn't sting. I love it because, when we're out and the kids get hurt, there isn't always soap and water around, and this kills germs to help prevent infection.

Johnson & Johnson has 5 sets of waterproof Band-Aids plus antibiotic ointment AND Neo To Go to give away to 5 readers. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose 5 random winners on Thursday, July 9. Contest open to U.S. residents only. You must check back here Friday to see if you won and you have 3 days to email me with your shipping address. Good luck!

123 comments:

Tami said...

Wow, I am the first one?!?! I must admit, I laughed so hard at the video. It reminds me of something my 9 year old would do!!!

I hope I win, I have been going through bandaids like I go through underwear!!! Literally. My daughter is obsessed right now!!

Gwyneth said...

I always keep a supply of the neosporin band aids on hand. They come in handy when the husban.. er I mean kid does something to hurt himself. I keep seeing the spray but haven't yet managed to buy it. I can see how it would be as useful as the band aids... and waterproof band aid?! extra special perfectness!!

sklay723 said...

I am stuck on Band-Aid brand too...when you have twin three-year-olds who like to play (and are klutzy like their mother), you learn that Band-Aids are a necessary accessory! :)

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

wondering, how easily does the eno to go spray? i've seen it in the stores and even picked it up but then inevitably have visions of the inside of my purse or diaperbag covered in the stuff.

Stephanie said...

Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to try the Neo To Go.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

Mindy O. said...

I could def use these. My 3 year old is always covered in bruises and scrapes. She is so accident prone!

Jen said...

I get more cuts than my autistic kid does, but then again, he rarely falls. He wouldn't wear a bandaid, anyway, so the spray would be good for him...and the bandaids for me.

The Cohen's said...

Nice, what mom doesn't need this for their toddlers and older kids?! :)

Kiki said...

I have felt exactly the same way at the Dr's office. These seem like a great product.

Jenn said...

We could SO use these!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

jennebeker said...

I don't imagine I'll win, but these are great products. I'm wearing a dollar store bandage covered with neosporin myself today - thanks to a papercut from cereal box. We all need portable, waterproof first aid. Thanks.

Tina said...

I have 4 kids in the 4 and under age range. Read: bandaids are still magical healers in my house! Thanks for the opportunity!

JDub said...

Wow! So nice to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that about their kids when they go to the doctor. Woohoo!

Sheila said...

My grandson stays scratched up and bruised so we really need these items for summer time fun :-)

D said...

I can never have enough of these - I keep them in the cars, purse, diaper bag, upstairs, downstairs...

cjweb said...

OMGoodness, My four year spends more time crying over cuts and bruises than I could have ever imagined. I am going broke buying bandaids! I sure could use this :-)

Anjie said...

The Neo-to-go would be perfect for us! We are always out and about with friends and inevitably someone will get hurt and none of us Moms have any first aid stuff with us (you'd think we'd have learned by now).

Drivegirl54 said...

The neo to go is awesome! We really need some more here ;)

Denise said...

My kiddo loves bandaids for even the smallest boo-boo! We haven't tried the waterproof ones! I've wanted to try the spray too!

Angela P. said...

With 4 Klutzy kiddos in my house, we go through a ton of bandaids! I've never used the Neo to Go, but have been wanting to try some!

Valerie G. from GA said...

I have a 5 year old boy who is always falling and getting hurt! We go through band-aids like crazy!

Dianna said...

This is one of those giveaways that all parents can benefit from. I know I would. lol I go through so many band aids its not even funny. I think my husband is worse than the kids. lol

Sila Lumenn said...

I think I single-handedly keep the Band-Aid people in business. Glad to know I'm not the only one who doctors invisible boo-boos. :-)

Stacy said...

I haven't heard of the band-aids with antibiotic right on the pad. I have to sneak it on my daughter's band-aids because she thinks it hurts more. Would love to win!

Garth and Becky said...

A very practical giveaway...we, too, go through Bandaids like crazy.

Carrie said...

i've been wanting to try neo to go! and i can't believe how fast we go through bandaids around here!

Valerie P said...

We use a lot of band aids!

KarenKal said...

I never win your prizes, but I love reading your blog and I LOVED your BOOK!! :)

photomommy said...

Band Aids are a hot commodity at my house, that's for sure!

Tara said...

I have 4 year old twins who are at the age where a band aid fixes everything! We use a lot of band aids.

Jessi said...

We don't seem to make it a day without using band-aids.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Love that video!

pastrytiff said...

We can't go to the store without getting bandaids, and the waterproof ones are great for when we spend days at the lake, playing in the sand.

amy said...

My little one is just now getting that crazy climbing urge my oldest miraculously skipped over. We could definitely use some more band aids around here. Thanks Dawn!

The Bear and The Bug said...

Would so love to win these! My daughter calls Band-Aids "boo boos." I think we used half a box the other day on my son's invisible boo boos.

The Bertone's said...

I actually keep 3 different first aid kits available for when we are walking out the door. Since my 3 are always getting scraps and boo-boo's!

Penny S. (CA) said...

I could use this one.
Neosporin and Band Aids are something I would REALLY use.
thanks

w said...

i like bandaids. mainly because i'm clumsy. but also because i have kids. who happen to laugh at me when i bleed too much. sad really.

Kristi-Anna said...

I love bandaids, and their variety! :) My youngest has just figured out that she loves them too... she used to be the 'tough' one! LOL!

Thanks for sharing Dawn! :)

Kelly M. in Texas said...

I just saw the commercial for these today -- sitting in ER with my youngest!! I would love to win these!

April said...

I have a 3 year old with a balnace problem...scrapes are a part of everyday life!

Snoopyfan said...

I can't even count the different varieties of character band aids I have in my bathroom right now! :)

I always keep a Neo to Go in my glove compartment for park emergencies!

Jen said...

Waterproof band-aids WITH antibiotic ointment.....PERFECT! I need some of those!! :) We go through quite a bit of neosporin around here.

Firelizards said...

I think my 2-year-old just discovered the joy of band-aids. His older brother finally clued him in. I think we'll be going through a lot of them this summer!

Allie P said...

My kids would be in Bandaid heaven... thanks for entering me

Allie
tjaksv (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anne said...

I hear you on how dirty they get - I have never seen ground-in dirt like I'm seeing this summer. Needless to say, we need some more bandaids and neosporin!

Nicole said...

You can never have enough band-aids with a house full of kids! :D

pednurse said...

Oh, I can't count the times in the past 11 years that my kids have been bruised, scraped, bumped, broken.......

zap1605 said...

i could use those

lawnajo said...

I Love the Band-Aids with the antibiotic right on the pad. It gives me piece of mind.

Anonymous said...

Would love to try the Neosporin spray! And one can never have too many Band-aids!!

SPepper22

Ruth said...

I have 4 kids need I say more?? LOL

Judith said...

I've got 7 kids, 5 of them boys and carry band-aids with me everywhere...and a tube of neosproin too.

Cropaddict said...

These always come in handy. Would love to win this.

Anonymous said...

I could use the bandaids, my kids go through about a box a week. I swear!!!! I should buy stock in them. Thanks Carissa in Aurora Oregon

Kama said...

My kids are forever getting cut or scraped and it seems, this time of year, I have to add bandaids to my weekly grocery shopping list.

Oh, and like yours, they get SUPER tan in the summer. Well, during the day, at least. At night, magically, they are white again. Well, their bottoms are, lol. There is quite the farmer's tan going on down there. What is it with boys insisting on not needing clothes? Maybe I shoudl just give up and start a nudist colony.

Ok, THAT had nothing to do with bandaids. I ramble. Ooops.

Anonymous said...

Got to love adventurous kids!! I can picture my nephews trying something like that!

T Timmons

Sararrt1980 said...

This looks like one I could use! WE go through tons of band aids...for my 3 year old son and my Hubby!!

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

I've got 3 boys, ages 4, 5 and 6 and they are ALWAYS needing a band-aid for something or another.
Fingers crossed!

Tina in Ohio said...

I'd have to keep these "good" band-aids out of reach...I have to buy a large supply of the cheap ones because #5 treats them like stickers. Every owie (or pretend owie!) deserves a bandage.

Contrast that with poor #1, who wouldn't be given a band-aid unless there was actual blood. The silly things I took a stand on before #2, 3, 4, and 5 came along!

Thanks for the giveaway, Dawn!
Tina

Karen R. said...

Band Aids are a necessity in any house with kids, unless of course you have padded walls. Hmmm, that's an idea?! Anyway, as always, thanks for the chance to win stuff!

hoochiemama82@yahoo.com

Val said...

We LOVE Band-Aids at our house! They are definatly the cure-all.

Jennifer said...

I hope I win I have always wanted to try it.

Sherry said...

This would be great! My kids make me put the neo on the bandaid first anyway and we are always running out of bandaids! I'm glad bruises and scratches are normal - my kids have lots on their legs. Do you know if Band-Aid makes hypoallergenic band-aids? I need to find some for my teenager - she seems allergic to the regular ones. Thanks for the contest!

Keri Jackson said...

with 3 kids we go thru lots of bandaids. This would be awesome. Thanks!

Angie said...

I wish they'd make the waterproof ones in the bigger sizes. The Neo to go would be great for our car 1st aid kit.

Steph said...

I can't count the number of boo boos my kids have on their legs and hands. Bandaids are a must in this house.

HTwig said...

I have a child that gave herself a black eye walking into a window sill. This same child fell at school and split her lip wide open. The family jokes that if the wind blows the wrong way she falls down. We love taking bandaids and making them pretty by coloring on them with permanent markers.

Missy Johnson said...

This would be great in our house. My little girls 5 & 3 are very accident prone.

Tawny deLeon said...

My kids are completely dressed without their band-aids...

Rebecca M. said...

I have three boys and a daughter who is just a rough as the boys. We go through a box of band-aids every week around here. This would be a great item to win!

DeT said...

Oh, I so need that. We call my little one boo boo kid. His knees stay scratched up all the time.

Amanda E said...

Awesome! I love convenient, "to-go" sized stuff! Especially with all the other crap, er, I mean STUFF we pack into the diaper bags/purses. Who has room for full sized anything these days? Thanks Dawn & Ban-Aid!

Melanie said...

I love my neo to go. :)

leaner said...

My youngest used to think band-aids were stickers. She would coat table surfaces with them, and her legs adn arms, too.

Now we reserve them for cuts and even the occasional "invisibooboo".

That neo-to-go stuff is AWESOME! (It doesn't hurt because it has an analgesic in it.) I keep it in my purse along with Arnica, rescue remedy, and a couple of band-aids. That covers all manner of owies.

Andrea said...

I haven't seen the Neo to Go before. What a brilliant idea! I would LOVE to win it! :)

Becky said...

My 3-year-old recently applied a whole box to his, ahem, boy bits. The removal process was interesting and most likely, a bit painful for him.

Anyway, I need some more band-aids now. ;-)

Jacqui said...

My kiddo has spent the entire summer with scrapes up and down his legs. This would come in really handy.

Leah C said...

I could sure use this! My mom gave me the advice to just use bandaids as a symbol of love... so we go through them like wildfire when there is some invisible pain. :)

Caroline from Memphis said...

We went to the beach last week, and I have to say that the neo-to-go and waterproof bandaids were really handy. Especially that neo to go stuff. I can't believe I managed mothering for 10 years without it!!

bannanawinnd said...

We never have enough band aids in the house. My girls are older and they still go through them like they are toys!

~Jenifer~ said...

well at the moment I only have 2 boys 3 if you count my hubby! Mine go through band aids because they pick scabs!!! It drives me crazy but unless I tie them up I think it is a loosing battle! So this will def help! ;0)

Keren said...

We go through band-aids pretty quickly too. My thrifty sister-in-law has a rule against band-aids unless you are "bleeding onto the floor." Otherwise, kids can't seem to get enough.

Sue daisy said...

i have band-aids everywhere, would love the on the go neo!
my 9, 7 and 3 year old are all on bikes and scooters...my 9 month old is close behind..

Photo Quilts said...

What parent couldn't use these! Thanks!

Daphne

Becs said...

Awesome for any parent! Thanks.

Regina said...

I'm a grandmother now, with a 22 month old, and I'll be needing these when I take care of her! She's a little bundle of energy and keeps me and my husband jumping! Plus my 17 year old is a camp counselor, and is going through band-aids like crazy.

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

I'd love to try the Neo-to-go! That would be very handy to keep in my purse.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Jill

Momof55 said...

I think Band-Aid products are the best. WIth two girls 5 and 2 they go through 100's of those things a month.

Tracy said...

Great video! My 3 boys look like they are professional wrestlers with all the bumps and bruises lol.

Carol from Iowa said...

This would be great to put in my kids sports bags! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

Mark said...

my kids told me I need a first aid kit for the car since we are always making due with a napkin or some such item to stop bleeding or wipe a boo boo on the go!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sue
marklovessue@numail.org

TheFischerFam said...

We go through a lot of band-aids with those invisible scratches too. However, we definitely have our fair share of real owies. This past week we were on vacation and I think my 3 year old had at least 2 - 3 injuries every day. Not all of them needed band-aids, but I am glad I brought along a new tube of neosporin and bandaids for the occassion.

Laura B. said...

So great! One can never have enough band-aids!

Zelda G said...

My son has perpetual scars on his legs and elbows. We don't even flich anymore when we hear "Mom, he's bleeding again!"

tchulick said...

I think that the neospray would be great for travel. I love bandaid products.

Jayne V. said...

LOL ... That video is priceless. It reminds me of my brother. As for bandages we have different levels of aid: the invisible owies get the $ store bandages,the slight bleeders get the character Band Aids, and then the real scrapes and cuts get the waterproof Band Aids. So, we go through a lot in this house!

Kymy K said...

Now that my twins are 2 & it's summer I have been meaning to get something like this for the car. Too bad every time I stop in the band-aid isle they start screaming at each other, me & any passersby because the cart stopped & I say screw it!

Audrey N. said...

Waterproof bandaids are great. They stay on even during my son's "experiments" which leave the bathroom soaking wet.

Melanie said...

My girls go through so many bandaids, for the invisible cuts and the cuts that actually need a bandaid.

Adrienne said...

Everyone could always use band-aids!

dhaynes said...

my grandkids are always needing bandaids and neo on the go! Pick me this time plse.

D Haynes

Tiffany said...

Wow... what a great giveaway! I recently had to start reading your blog again on a regular basis after taking in a fresh air fund child for two weeks, in addition to my own two children. I am also studying for my nursing boards, so im stressed out. I enjoy your blog and your kids antics nightly over a bottle of wine! thanks for keeping me laughing!

Hally said...

Moms of boys should just buy stock in Band-Aid. :) Love it!

Tara said...

unfortunately, we need these.

Michelle said...

I'm the mean mommy requiring blood before I dole out a Band Aid -- but we go through plenty ourselves! And my ped said the exact same thing about the knees I was embarrassed about. It must be a stock response ;)

And I've gotta know... who was shooting that video?

Anonymous said...

Man o man....I don't have kids but I love reading your blogs. And really who doesn't like to win things...I know I do!!!!!

Heather said...

We were just in dire need of waterproof band aids. The four year old got a blister on the back of her foot and went into the pool with a regular band aid. Owie...we scraped up one lone waterproof one that must have fallen out of the box. I need more!

Laura G. said...

Ooh, my toddler could use these, as well as my older adventurers. Thanks for the offer, and as always, love to read your laughs!

Nina said...

1st your tuesday sound out was very funny. 2nd so good to hear others' kids have bruised shins...I was getting worried...my 20 mos old has almost more bruises than plain skin (well not really but its bad) and I have a tiny neotogo and its great so another and bandaids would be fabu! when he's not bruising his shins, he's scraping his knees and this works great as it has a pain killer in it, glad to hear from kids who can tell you it doesnt' hurt.

Jennifer Higgins said...

How is it that even when there is no crying and no tears they still come in from outside with scratches and scrapes on their legs?!

Jodee said...

I thought it was my children who were single-handedly keeping Band-Aid in business. Guess we're just one of the many :)

Heather and Amber said...

We always need bandaids and neosporin!

Holly said...

The video... wow. I have been so shocked at how boys act all day long (we have three extra kids living with us for the summer, bringing us from 2 girls to 3 girls and 2 boys!).

I've heard good things about both of these products and perhaps should have bought stock in them before this summer.

Kathy Polak - Texas said...

Those are so needed in this house! We go through them like crazy, for real boo boos and imaginary ones. lol

Emily said...

That video made me laugh! At first I thought he was going to try to jump the van seats on the scooter! Luckily, he went the less deadly route! I would love to win the Band-Aids and Neo to Go! Thanks!

Amanda said...

With 5 year old twin boys, I should buy stock in Neosporin and Band Aids!!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't need band-aids these days? That's what I'd like to know.

Grammy said...

My medicine cabinet is almost empty of band aids now that the grandkids are here allot this summer. Thanks for a chance to win these!

Anonymous said...

count me in u have no idea how many booboo's we get on an hourly basis around here---sasha bridge city tx

Mom of 3 Es said...

My kids are constantly injuring themselves. Their Dad says they take after me (*grin*). I've been wanting to try the Neo to Go, but I've been too cheap to buy it. LOL

Tonia said...

With a 3 and 4 yr old we always need "Headbands" That is what my oldest calls them.We must have them on all scrapes!!
Thanks,
Tonia

Sharon said...

"cause they hold on tight in the bathtub and they cling in soapy suuuuuuuuuuds"
I have figured out that as long as I buy the plain old beige bandaids, the box will last several weeks. Buy a box of Spiderman or Dora and they are gone in two days!!!