All right, we might be safe to say it now: summer is on its way.
What that means to most moms is that bikes, scooters, and sprinklers will come out, trees will be climbed, children will tumble and knees and elbows will be scraped and skinned. Since no two cuts are alike (and according to most children, each and every cut requires a bandage), it pays to be prepared. This summer, Nexcare™ would like you to Be Ready for Anything by ensuring you have the right bandage solutions in your family’s first aid kit.
To that end, Nexcare™ sent samples of their Waterproof and Comfort bandages to 50 members of our real-mom panel of product testers, the Go2Girlz. Armed with two new boxes of bandages, the Go2Girlz and their Go2Kidz did their best to try them out. And their verdict? Well, this one was unanimous: they all loved them and 100% of our testers said they’d recommend Nexcare™ bandages to another mom. The more popular of the two products were the Waterproof Bandages (waterproof bandages) which unfailingly stayed put through showers, baths, sprinkler runs, swimming lessons and even lasted through Go2Girlz Tracey’s “sweaty workout”!
With a patented unique shape, Nexcare™ Waterproof Bandages provide a 360° adhesive seal that blocks water, dirt and germs from your wound. The bandage stays on in water so you can be protected in the shower, bath or pool. Plus, these bandages provide a moist healing environment that helps your wounds heal quickly.
With its soft, velvety material, Nexcare™ Comfort Bandages takes comfort to a higher level with a latex-free bandage that is soft to the touch. Pliable fabric bends and conforms to the body to provide flexible, unrestricted movement. Plus, with Nexcare’s Plus, with Nexcare’s 360 degree seal around the pad, these bandages form a seal that blocks out dirt and germs to protect your wound wherever you go – yet provides gentle removal. The perfect combination of comfort and performance for you and your family.
Now, to be fair, one or two of our testers reported some drawbacks, most notably that the bandages they tested did not sport cute cartoon characters to appeal to the Go2Kidz in the family. It’s worth pointing out, however, that Nexcare™ does have a line of bandages called Just for KIDS, which feature both girl- and boy-friendly licensed artwork.
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But what did the Go2Girlz really have to say? Here’s some of their feedback in their own words:
I think Nexcare waterproof bandages are great. They do not fall off when wet. I love them! – Lucy, mom of 1
I like that they are latex-free as I have a latex allergy. – Michelle, mom of 3
Great! Our oldest wanted to play at her water table, and the bandage stood up to full immersion and play for over an hour non-stop! Quick on, quick off, minimal tears! – Kym, mom of 3
The waterproof bandages stayed on for swimming lessons and bathtimes; the comfort bandages were soft and very flexible, not ‘plasticy’ like other brands. They stayed during all activities outdoors, from building sandcastles to climbing into their treehouse. – Shelley, mom of 2
I like the multi shape package that suits many different type of wounds, and it seems to stay longer on my skin as compared with other products I’ve used in the past. – Ruth, mom of 1
These bandages stay on and are durable and comfortable. The waterproof bandages are really thin and stay on through showers and loads of dishwashing. – Maureen, mom of 2
Waterproof – great for summer with sports and swimming on the go. – Tina, mom of 3
Waterproof, gentle on little ones’ skin, easy to remove, and doesn’t hurt! – Lindsay, mom of 1
I loved how there were many sizes….enough for my little guy…and my big guy! PERFECT for the whole family! – Allison, mom of 2
The waterproof bandages really did stick and stayed stuck when wet. They were barely noticeable when wearing them. The Comfort bandages were actually really easy to peel off but stayed on really well. – Amanda, mom of 1
They stick very well to bendy spots like elbows, fingers, etc. – Rachel, mom of 2
These actually stay on a child – Sherri, mom of 2
Great value for the price – Nicole, mom of 4
Mothers will appreciate the flexibility of the Comfort bandages as they help you forget about the booboos. There’s no sticking or tugging at the wound and the bandage doesn’t get all gummed up and dirty like others do. – Linda, mom of 3 The waterproof bandages help children feel better about getting wet or even swimming without worrying about their sores getting worse or looking bad after getting wet. – Linda, mom of 3
These work…they stay on…they fit every circumstance! — Allison, mom of 2
The waterproof bandages stay on your kids – through showers & swimming lessons! You don’t have to worry that their cuts & scrapes are exposed and not healing properly. And you don’t need to waste bandages by putting on a new one everyday – these waterproof Nexcare bandages really stay on! Great products. – Jennifer, mom of 2
They were comfortable and stayed on well. The latex free was a big seller for me. – Michelle, mom of 3
They did exactly what they said they would. Especially the comfort bandages. – Chris, mom of 2
They will now be my regular brand. – Maureen, mom of 2
After trying them out, I can’t wait to use these at the lake this summer – Nicole, mom of 3
They will probably be the only bandages I’ll ever buy again! – Amanda, mom of 1
My daughter said ‘they are almost like a second skin.’ My son loved the invisibility. – Adrienne, mom of 3
My husband loved them…working all day with his hands…he needs something that will stay on! These did the job! My son was a little upset they didn’t have cars or trucks on them! — Allison, mom of 2
We will go through these fast this summer, I am sure! – Rachel, mom of 2
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