Tuesday Tips: a pretty plaster for every little pain

Since having children I’ve developed a fun little interest: I pick up cool Band-Aids wherever I find them. Especially when I travel I tend to be on the lookout for new designs. It’s a fun little present to bring back to the kids and they are always so happy with them!

I like to keep them everywhere. In the kitchen drawer (mostly used by myself), in the bathroom cabinet, in my purse, in our suitcases, in the glove department of our car… Because very often, nothing seems to heal a little owie faster than a cool BandAid! Even when Casper is complaining of a tummy ache, a Spiderman BandAid (on his knee!) is what he needs. Combined with a big cuddle, of course. And whenever a child is hurt on the playground or so, I’m that mama who pulls open her purse and is like ‘Do you need a bandage? What design? Star Wars or Hello Kitty??’. I think that the distraction of having a choice as to which plaster to pick makes them forget why they needed one in the first place!

What’s your trick for treating little pains?

xxx Esther


Comments (9)

April 11, 2017

Esther ; first the pouches and now the band aids!!! Only yesterday my daughter was screaming from a tiny cut and of course the band aid made it all better. I always pick up boxes from target. I love them too! Ooooh I should always carry a pouch of them with me!!! X

Esther in Amsterdam
April 11, 2017

Ha!! You and I share the same passions! Pouches and BandAids!! 🙌🏼 x

April 11, 2017

I once put a Bandaid on my daughter’s forehead because she had headache. Aaaaaand she stopped complaining!

April 11, 2017

Thats so true, Esther! My children also love having band aids, apart from whatever hurts…

I always carry a small first aid pouch in my bag. Apart from the band aids, insect bite ointment etc. I keep a tiny fingerdoll in form of a doctor inside the bag. My children love to be soothed by him when they have little owies, they even gave him a name.

I don’t like the quality of most band aids, so I usually buy the brown classic ones and make them kid friendly by taping nice fabric scraps (with double-sided tape) and cutting them into different seizes. It so easy! We have a little jar in our kitchen where the kids can pic one out, whenever they need one.


Esther in Amsterdam
April 11, 2017

What a fun idea! x

April 11, 2017

Aww, this is great. I think I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum: we have the brown fabric plasters and my kids have to be bleeding to use one. Resiliency and not wasting are the reasons for my boring policy. My oldest daughter will occasionally use bits of washi tape on her wounded baby dolls!

April 11, 2017

I like that you don’t “discriminate”… Star Wars, Elmo, Minions, Hello Kitty, … all characters are good! 🙂

April 14, 2017

I think these cuddlings plasters are so cute. They’re soft and glow in the dark. They need to be changed often, but we should do that anyway http://cuddlings.com/shop/cuddly-plasters-glow-in-the-dark

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