May 222012

When I go out with my three little ones people often ask me if they are all mine (because they are so close in age), usually followed by a comment along the lines of ‘you’ve got your hands full’. I admit it is quite an adventure going out with them all and they just love running in opposite directions. I always try to keep an eye on them (and myself) but last week I was so busy gathering my tribe and directing them into a store that I totally missed a very heavy door that automatically fell close on my finger.

There was blood, and not just a little bit. I tried not to upset the kids and hid the ‘damage’, scanning the store for an employee to get me a bandaid but it took ages until someone finally came to my rescue. All I could think was that I was so relieved it didn’t happen to one of the kids, and why on earth I didn’t have a bandaid with me for emergencies like this. From now on I will never leave the house without the Kiss It Better Wallet.

We all know a kiss from mum can solve a lot, but in some cases you need a little more which is where the Kiss It Better Wallet is a life saver. This compact first aid wallet is filled with all your must-have emergency needs: from bandaids and bandages to gloves, thermometer and a mask, from wound dressing and burn gel to jelly beans and stickers to put help those little tears dry up quicker.
The Kiss It Better Wallet has been developed by mum and first aid educator Vanessa so you get the best of both worlds: all the products a professional recommends and some lovely extra’s from mum that will cheer up sad faces.

All these supplies are neatly packed together in the fold-out Kiss It Better Wallet which is a perfect size, it won’t take up much room at all. If you really are short of space you can take out one of the compartments to keep in your handbag. I made sure to put the kit in our pram, that way we always have it on hand when out and about (even if it is just for scraped knees at the park). A fantastic product that every parent should know about!

To find out more about the Kiss It Better Wallet ($40), to take a closer look at the contents and to order online visit

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Tears are the past with Elastoplast

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Feb 122012

The bad weather we’ve had this week has not only affected our mood but now also our health, this weekend we all have runny noses and a sore throat. I am glad we didn’t have anything planned for this weekend because the kids are everything but enjoyable.  Where we adults know that rest is the best solution the kids don’t really understand and the lack of sleep is the cause of lots of arguments, falls and accidents. I can’t even count the number of bumps I have kissed and knees I have cleaned, the only thing that has cheered them up are the fun new Elastoplast plasters I used to cover their scrapes and scratches.

The Elastoplast Disney Princess character strips ($2.49, 16 pcs) made the tears on my little lady’s face disappear in an instant, in fact she has since invented many imaginary sore spots that desperately required a Princess bandaid. We have already worked out that the plasters work even better when you wear a beautiful princess dress up at the same time, the injury is easily forgotten when you feel a princess from top to toe.

In our house an accident rarely involves just one child, usually it is the result of altercation between two of them (by accident or on purpose). Although my son wouldn’t mind wearing a Princess plaster he will be happy to know that the Elastoplast character strips are also available with Cars 2 print, I’ll have to keep my eye out at the chemist. Both styles are easy to remove and gentle on the skin (a must with little ones) as well as water and dirt repellent.

As a family of five we use plasters all the time and not just for the little ones. Like most parents we have tried to use a dedicated children’s bandaid on our own cuts and we know by now they are not suitable for every situation. The Elastoplast Family Pack ($4.47) contains 40 assorted plasters for the whole family: plastic for water resistance, fabric for reliable adhesion and junior for the little ones. A must have for the family first aid kit!

For more information about Elastoplast and to browse the range visit, to locate a stockist near you call 1800 103 023.