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When Mister was born affected by Hay Wells Syndrome, I knew that there would be plenty of boo-boos and ouchies in our future. One of the symptoms of Hay Wells Syndrome is skin erosion in addition to delayed healing. Mister’s skin was so fragile at birth that even the simplest of things caused his skin to come off. In fact, except for the blanket that swaddled him and the diaper on his bumm, he spent the first four days of his life naked. The nurses had put one of those little snap shirts on him, and the seam at the edge of the sleeve caused breakdown. The doctor even cut his I.D. band and alarm off because they caused his skin to break. As you can see from the pictures of the notes taped in his isolette, the utmost of care was required to prevent further damage to his tender skin.
As Mister has gotten older, and undergone multiple surgeries, we had found that adhesives are not our friend. With his first surgery, tape was used to keep his E.T. tube in place. In recovery, when the tape was removed, his skin came off with it. That instigated a strict “no adhesives” stance from me. In November 2009, he was hospitalized for pneumonia, and the nurses had no choice but to use I.V. 3000 and paper tape to secure his I.V. site. I was extremely nervous, but his skin seemed to tolerate those mild adhesives.
As a rough and tumble two year old climber, Mister now gets plenty of bumps and scrapes. Until recently, a simple prayer and a kiss were enough to make him forget his boo boo. Until, at least, he saw Mommy with an adhesive bandage on her foot one day. He called it a “tattoo” and wanted one as well. There was no talking him out of it, so I found the gentlest adhesive bandage in the medicine closet and put it on. Because it was ugly and beige, it didn’t last long. I wasn’t surprised that he took it off, but I was surprised that it didn’t take skin with it when he did.
So, when I received an opportunity to review the new Ouchies Jr. line, featuring OLIVIA and Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown, I thought “why not?”
For the review, I received both the Ouchies Jr. Trucktown bandages and the Ouchies Jr. Olivia bandages.
Based on the designs of the fabulous book, Trucktown, these bandages are sure to start the engine of any youngster. There are five designs, 4 of each included in the box of 20.
Based on the designs from the beloved children’s book, Olivia, these bandages are sure to spark the imagination, that Olivia is known in the pages of her stories for, of any child that wears them. There are five designs, 4 of each included in the box of 20.
As soon as Mister saw the boxes, he pointed to the Trucktown bandages and said “tattoo.” I asked him if he had any boo boo’s, and he was quick to point out the ones on his feet. So, we applied the Ouchie Jr. Trucktown bandages to both feet.
Here he is, proudly showing them off.
My review: The Ouchies Jr. bandages stayed put, where I placed them, until I removed the. When I did remove them, there was no redness, irritation, or skin damage from the adhesive. For us, that is simply amazing. Ouchies Jr. took the Ouch out of the Ouchie for us! Ouchies Jr. will be traveling in our bag with us from now on. And on our next trip to the hospital for surgery (probably in August) we will have Ouchies Jr with us for the nurses to use.
Ouchies also has the Ouchies 4Boyz and 4Girlz styles…
and a really cool Make Ur Own set that comes complete with three markers!
You can purchase Ouchies online at http://www.ouchiesonline.com/. Each box retails for $5 and contains 20 bandages. There is also a really cool store locator on the Ouchies Online site.
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