All too many emergencies eventually end up with someone needing a bandage. If that emergency takes place in or around water, good luck with that bandage staying on for long.
The nice people at Nexcare Brand recently sent me a few boxes of their Nexcare Waterproof Bandages to see if I, The Survival Mom, could put them to good use. Well, fortunately, around our house someone is always searching for a bandage. Apparently, we are quite an injury-prone household!
I was the first one to try out a small bandage for a mosquito bite gone bad. Not only was this a large bite, but after a day or so, it started bleeding when I scratched it. Some type of bandage was in order since we were planning a trip to the pool.
I found that Nexcare Waterproof Bandages are incredibly easy to apply and nearly invisible. The clear adhesive was super sticky and, indeed, it did stay in place after a long, sweaty walk on the greenbelt, swimming a few laps, and a shower. Because it was clinging so tightly to my wrist, I was worried that it might be difficult to remove, but when I decided to change the bandage for a new one, peeling it off was simple and, thankfully, painless.
My son, who at the age of 12 is a self-proclaimed germaphobe, had no problem with the Nexcare Bandages sticking to a couple of owies on his hands. They wore well through swimming laps at the pool and a few rounds of hand washing as well. Again, the bandages were easy to remove and almost invisible.
The Nexcare Waterproof Bandages form a 360-degree seal around small wounds, protecting them from water, dirt, and germs, and they’re a big improvement over the traditional bandages I grew up with. That waterproof seal is an extremely important feature. I highly recommend these for every emergency kit because even small wounds and bug bites can become infected, causing a minor emergency to go from bad to worse. If a doctor or medical facilities aren’t available, it’s even more important than ever to become a germaphobe, if only temporarily!
My family and I did our best to give those Nexcare Bandages a run for their money, but our efforts pale in comparison to Nexcare Nana in her “Will It or Won’t It” campaign. This feisty grandma faces some pretty significant challenges, all to prove that these waterproof bandages have staying power against dirt, water, and germs.
Note that these are dramatized and way over-the-top product situations.
Your kids will love these videos! Check these out as she endures a face-to-face encounter with a fire hose, a dump truck, and a germ-filled dumpster.
Tips for your everyday emergencies
Always keep injuries dry and clean, replacing the bandage every day. Fortunately, with the design of Nexcare Waterproof Bandages, this is easier than with the traditional bandage design.
Store a selection of these bandages in a waterproof plastic bag and keep a few in the glove box, first aid kits, your purse, your kid’s backpack, and each emergency kit that you have on hand. As well, include some alcohol wipes for sanitizing the injured area.
Take a few minutes to teach kids, especially the younger ones, the importance of keeping an owie clean and then how to apply a Nexcare Bandage. Their design is unique and may take one or two practice sessions.
Is there a Nexcare Nana in your life?
Do you know someone as tough as Nexcare Nana? Head over to Nana’s World and nominate someone in your life that is just as daring and tough! You might win one of three trips, including swimming with sharks, skydiving, or a race car driving experience!
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