What's the one inevitable thing once we become parents? We are going to worry about our kids even more than we worry about ourselves. And unfortunately, one of the 'traits' that the monkies inherited from me is the extreme sensitivity of their skin.
Their skin gets red and itchy really easily, especially when the environment is dusty. And it gets worse if they cut themselves because that usually means the introduction of a plaster... which leads on to other problems like the reddening of the skin areas around the cut.
So yes, they hate having to tend to a wound. Simply because their skin is still soft and very sensitive. And if you know my monkies, you will know that they literally jump around like monkeys. A LOT. Which translates to more tumbles, cuts and scrapes than I would like to really talk about. Sigh.
So what I really need is to have ready first aid supplies readily on hand at home that are not only effective, but also gentle on their sensitive skin.
Well, HELLO life saver!
The newly launched Nexcare Sensitive Skin range of products from 3M are specially designed to provide pain-free removal to better take care of sensitive skin and fragile wounds.
The range consists of three different products: Bandages small-sized wounds, Dressings for medium-sized wounds and Tapes for sealing the big dressing on wounds. And all three have been specifically formulated for individuals with sensitive skin due to many reasons such as either having very old or very young skin; fragile skin due to chronic illness; skin with lots of hair; skin prone to adverse reactions from adhesives; or skin disorders such as eczema.
Of the three, I foresee that Nexcare Sensitive Skin Bandages will be the one most frequently used product in the household... thanks to the package containing three different sizes of bandages for different wound sizes.
The bandages are comfortable adhesives and combined an absorbent, non-stick pad that wicks fluids away from the wound. It is ideal for daily use to protect wounds such as cuts, scrapes and minor burns.
The product holds securely, allowing for long-term adhesion, and also offers clean, pain-free removal with minimal hair-pulling.
Yes, that last bit is why I love the 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Bandages.
To test out if 3M Nexcare Sensitive Range bandages truly offer clean, pain-free removal with minimal hair-pulling as claimed, I pasted one of its bandages and a usual plaster on a piece of paper. And look what happened when I tried to remove both of them. The standard plaster ripped some of the paper (imagine if it were our skin. Ouch!) while the 3M Nexcare one left the paper just as smooth!
You see, with traditional adhesive bandages, the force of removing the tape is primarily experienced in the skin - causing irritation, redness and in some cases, pain.
3M Nexcare, on the other hand, uses a unique Sensitive Skin Technology which features silicon adhesion so that ensure the force of removing the tape is primarily experienced in the adhesive rather than one's skin.
And how about larger wounds then? That's when the usual surgical gauze comes in, which is most certainly accompanied by tapes... like this.
Looks familiar? These old school, painful bandages and first-aid tapes are the cause of many undue stress and discomfort. Not to mention that these tapes hardly seem to hold the gauze in place for long!
The 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Tapes offers a different proposition altogether.
Featuring a water-resistant adhesive that tears easily by hand and easy to use for securing dressings, post-surgical gauze applications, and even medical devices, the 3M Nexcare Tapes are ideal for use on infants or the elderly, or for those who require frequent dressing changes.
In fact for the purpose of this post, I let the tape stay on Ash's knee for one whole day. And not only did the tapes stay on without any hint of peeling off, Ash's skin did not exhibit any reddish spots when the tapes were removed. Woohoo!
True to 3M Nexcare's tagline of 'Serious about healing', the 3M Nexcare Sensitive range of products are repositionable, hypoallergenic and latex-free.... which really makes them ideal for children, elderly, hairy skin, or people suffering from chronic skin condition like eczema.
More importantly though, these products are a definite must-have in my first-aid kit. They stick on firmly and stay in place yet when it’s time to remove them *poof* they are off in a snap like magic! It is just so easy and such a pleasure not having to worry about the 'rip effect' you experience with most bandages AND deal with the aftermath redness on the skin.
And you know what they say... Happy kids equate to happy life.
The twenty winners have been picked! Congratulations to the following readers, who have each won a 3M Nexcare gift box worth $30:
1. Yenny Lyne
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For more information, visit www.nexcare.com.sg.