Kiss it better and put a plaster on. I tell you, there’s extraordinary power in those two little things. Over the years of parenting, I’ve relied on that power to treat copious amounts of bumps and scrapes. It is just part of raising kids who like to explore and play. I always try and keep a few plasters in my handbag, not only for my family, but for other parents too. Just the other day, I was at a park with friends, and one of the parents asked if anyone had a plaster. “I DO!”
When it comes to plasters, the quality really does make a difference. I’m featuring here a range of Nexcare plasters (available in pharmacies). There are a wide variety of Nexcare plasters available for different purposes, however for my children, I gravitate to these two varieties: heavy duty fabric (because they STICK) and waterproof (for when you need to keep a wound dry). The other type of plasters handy to have on hand for adults and teens are for blister protection, especially for those who do a lot of running and sport, or often wear heels. I’ll feature each type of plaster separately below.
Nexcare Waterproof Plasters (available in fun designs or neutral)
It’s helpful to have waterproof plasters in your stash for when you need to keep a wound dry. Below are the key features of the Nexcare Tattoo Waterproof Bandages.
- Waterproof so fewer changes are required
- Breathable, ultra-thin material bends and flexes with movement
- Diamond shape seals the area and minimises edge lift
- Soft, absorbent pad won’t stick to wounds
- Latex free
The waterproof plasters come in neutral colours and fun designs. Kids love patterns and I’ll feature two different designs below.
I ADORE the animal print plasters! I think they are my favourite. So fun! The box includes 7 different prints.
Fun and bright, kids love these funny face plasters.
Nexcare Heavy Duty Fabric Plasters (available in various sizes)
Fabric plasters are the type I use most because they stick so well, last a long time and can handle active children. Below are the key features of the Heavy Duty Fabric Bandages.
- Flexible long-lasting protection that moves with you
- Ultra-tough, durable fabric
- Diamond shape designed for better seal around pad
- Latex free
Nexcare do a range of blister prevention and protection products too. Pictured below from left to right: Toe Blister Comfort Cushion, Heel Blister Comfort Cushionand Foot Protection Tape. I have not tried the protection tape, but if was back working in an office, I would have loved that stuff (over 60 applications in one roll). I have used the Heel Blister Comfort Cushion plasters because that is where I sometimes get blisters from running/walking.
Comfort Cushion Plasters
Toe Blister Comfort Cushion and Heel Blister Comfort plasters feature soft, gel-like pads that cushion and protect to help prevent and heal blisters. Just a tip for applying the heel plasters, make sure you flex forward (like finishing a walking/running motion) before applying so it gives you that flexibility. Plus, follow the application method carefully so you get a smooth finish (check my video below for a quick demo).
They are really comfy and great if you are training for a big running race. The wide waterproof tabs hold the plaster on and keep out water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection. There are five plasters in a box.
- Helps prevent and heal blisters
- Cushions and protects
- Reduces friction to help relieve pain
- Helps keep out water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection
- Flexible and conformable; waterproof
- Multi-day use for long-lasting protection and comfort
- 5 sterile adhesive pads
Plasters are little magical things that can make so much better. Always have a stash in da house.