Turning tears into smiles with Elastoplast. 

I always have a packet of elastoplast handy. As a parent, you know that bumps and scrapes happen, and sometimes there is nothing you can do to stop that. But of course, no matter how it happens, your children look to you to make it all better! A walk to the park can mean a skinned knee, a game of football after school can result in a bumped elbow, a game in the garden could end up with a scratch or a scrape.

Having been a nanny, then a nurse and now a mum, also working with small children and families, I have dealt with my fair share of administering TLC to little people and I like to think I’ve mostly got it sussed.

Distraction is the key…

Getting them to think about something else, whilst you administer first aid, wipe up and bandage up little wounds, is the way I’ve found works.

Talking calmly, trying to make them smile, reassuring  them and trying to make them laugh or smile helps a lot.

Silly voices, singing songs, if it works, do it. Help those tears dry up fast.

If it’s really sore, we play a game in our house, where you squeeze my hand to make you think about how hard you can squeeze, to help you concentrate on that and not the pain from your bump or scrape.

One trick up my sleeve is Elastoplast and having brightly colored and fun plasters to apply to small wounds, cuts and grazes. Pull out something that looks fun, and you pretty much are onto a win.

We definitely didn’t  have plasters like this when I was a child, I wish we had! I am old!

 Elastoplast is a famillair name and a very well known brand in many homes

Since 1924, Elastoplast has been sold in six countries across the world: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Since its founding, Elastoplast products have been renowned internationally for their quality. 
More than 200 tried and tested products and innovations are sold in countries from Germany to Chile, the United Kingdom to Australia, under the brand names Hansaplast, Elastoplast and Curitas. Apart from plasters and wound dressings, our product range includes well-tried as well as original products that offer relief from foot problems, sport injuries, pains and strains.
A worldwide brand that you and your whole family can rely on – we offer you modern and high-quality solutions to the demands and small inconveniences of everyday life.
They have come a long way since my childhood, with brightly colored character filled designs, which are guaranteed to cheer your little one up when they need it, and that cut finger is sore, and they need some distraction.

Usually a really cool plaster cheers does the trick and solves all the problems. We make a bit of a fuss, we clean the sore bit, and we apply a fun plaster, sometimes I will sing silly songs and then we are all back to rights again and tears have turned into smiles…

Getting our kids out and about playing outside and having fun is a huge and important part of childhood, and helping them to enjoy themselves despite the occasional scrape or cut, with a tried, tested and reliable brand, really does help turn tears into smiles and helps them carry on playing and keep going…

This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast.http://campaigns.elastoplast.net/plastermoments/uk
Posted in Family Life and Parenting and tagged Elastoplast, Family health, Tears to smiles.