Don’t Avoid Mishaps, Prepare For It With 5 Tips To Everyday Play

by Jenn

 I’m so ready for summer and I’m not only excited about the warmer weather but letting my kids play outside more and sharing this sponsored post about preparing for mishaps and the importance of everyday play.    

Do you have any plans this summer?  I do, my kids have it all planned out, lol.  I’m going to be riding bikes, playing dolls, going swimming, heading to the park, and soaking up every memory I can with my kids because they grow up too fast (I added in the last one).  My poor daughter Vayda, she’s so amazing, sweet and turning into a great kid, but she still isn’t growing out of her clumsy stage.   I’m just waiting for the day when she outgrows her clumsiness; it will happen.  She might be 32, but things will even out for her.  I tell her, she just wouldn’t be my Vayda without all those bumps and bruises, and there is nobody on this planet who can make me smile without trying the way she can.  She’s super special, and her clumsiness makes her my sweet, banged up Vayda. 

Playtime Is Critical for Children

Playtime Is Critical for Children

Don’t Avoid Mishaps, Prepare For It With 5 Tips To Everyday Play

Did you know a majority of parents (53%) haven’t been able to care for an injury because they didn’t have the necessary first aid supplies on hand?  As parents, we need to do our best to be ready for those mishaps that are going to happen.  We need to be prepared at home and while we’re on the go because mishaps happen regardless of where we are.  It’s crazy to think, 43% of accidents happen when we’re away from our home, so we need to be prepared away from home too. Play helps our children with so many different critical skills for learning – creativity, memory, attitude, attention, imagination, as well as other skills critical for their learning. 

Did you know that kids who have 15 minutes or more of recess per day tend to behave better in class?  It’s sad to think recess is being removed from our nation’s schools as a result of academic testing, parents concerns about safety have limited kids opportunities to play outdoors unsupervised, and more and more children are electing to stay inside and make use of electronic media.  

I have watched my kids play inside and outside; they love it!  If I have learned anything as parents, it’s that you can’t keep your kids from the world because you’re scared something might happen.  Rather than trying to avoid mishaps, prepare for mishaps.  Sure you can go a little BAND-AID® Brand crazy, just make sure you have several different types for different injuries, and plenty of cute ones for the kids.  The cute BAND-AID® Brand Bandages do help, trust me!  

homemade first aid kit

I have a “Mom’s BAND-AID® Bag” because I have all different sizes and styles of BAND-AID® Brand bandages and NEOSPORIN®  Brand + Pain Relief Ointment.  I have a larger first aid kit in my vehicle and the BIG first aid kit at home, which has everything.   Oh, and it’s small enough to fit in my handbag without any issues.  I made it out of an old potholder and baggies, lol.  I needed something that could carry enough BAND-AID® Brand bandages to keep up with my kids and their mishaps lol.  Okay, so sometimes we will wear a bandage as a fashion statement, but in our defense the cute ones make you feel better no matter what lol.

Do you have a first aid kit with you?  

Items That Should Be In Every First Aid Kit

As parents we need to be prepared for mishaps with a first aid kit, which should contain:

  • Essential products like NEOSPORIN®  Brand+ Pain Relief Ointment to help prevent infection and of course BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages to protect injury  from yucky germs and dirt. 
  • For more serious injuries keep BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Cloth Tape and a first aid guide where you can easily access it.
  • BENADRYL® Extra Strength Spray to help treat itching from those nasty bug bites or rash from certain plants.
  • Tweezers for splinters.
  • BAND-AID® WATER BLOCK PLUS® Clear Bandages and ones that can help treat minor burns, like NEOSPORIN®  Brand + Pain Relief Ointment.
5 Tips To Everyday Play

5 Tips To Everyday Play

  • Turn getting ready to go to the park into a game or a scavenger hunt as you pack all your first aid essentials with your family, including must-haves from BAND-AID® Brand and NEOSPORIN® Brand.
  • Use everyday household items such as BAND-AID® Brand Bandages with your favorite characters (i.e. Mickey or Star Wars) as stickers, accessories, or for crafting. Even boxes can be creatively transformed into toys.
  • Encourage kids to play “doctor” with stuffed animals, so they can learn how to treat imaginary boo-boo’s with BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages.
  • Play tic tac toe with everyday items such as brooms if you’re in the house, sticks if you’re outdoors, and everyday household items like BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages boxes and NEOSPORIN® Brand tubes as the X’s and O’s.
  • Demonstrate creativity, exploration, physical activity, friendship, and adventure with your little at home one by capturing your moments of play with photographs. Join in on the fun and show how the whole family can get involved in everyday play!

BAND-AID® Brand,  NEOSPORIN® Brand and KaBOOM Encouraging Active Play

BAND-AID® Brand and NEOSPORIN® Brand are working with the one and only KaBOOM! To not only encourage active play, but also help ensure families nationwide have the tools they need to tackle new adventures through the following commitment:

  • Donate first aid products to play spaces that need them across the country.
  • Contribute to new creative play spaces in 2015 by providing Rigamajig grants to KaBOOM! Playspaces
  • Provide safety and preparedness tips for the inevitable bumps, bruises, cuts & scrapes that might occur during play.

To make things even cooler the one and only Actress, talk show host, and now campaign spokesman Tamera Mowry-Housley has joined this amazing effort to help remind parents just how important play is for our children.   

Get a FREE First Aid Bag 

Right now, you can visit participating retailers for a FREE first aid bag!  Cool right, all you need to do is purchase three or more qualifying products – such as NEOSPORIN® Brand products, BAND-AID® Brand First Aid products, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, and BENADRYL® Anti-Itch topical products.

kids

Here is my crazy girls showing off the stylish Oj Joy! BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages collection.  The Collection is awesome.  

 I love the style, color, and variety of pattern.  Johnson & Johnson® has recently partnered with lifestyle blogger Joy Cho, who will add a playful twist to two iconic first aid products–BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! and First Aid Kit by Oh Joy!, exclusively sold at Target stores and Target.com.

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! feature bright, colorful patterns and designs, offering a fun way to protect cuts and scrapes. Features an assortment of 12 styles; available beginning in late May, only at Target stores and Target.com.

Who says First Aid Kits need to be boring? The First Aid Kit by Oh Joy! offers a stylish way to keep all of your first aid essentials organized and on hand for easy access. Store this stylish-solution in your home, car and office. Available beginning in mid-April, only at Target stores and target.com.  When you purchase three or more first aid products, you will receive the kit for free.

How are you staying prepared for mishaps this spring?  

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