Product Type: Omron baby products
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Perfect for my Mr Bump.
Mr Bump Bruise Soother
Member Name: teafan11
Mr Bump Bruise Soother
Advantages: Perfect for bumps and bruises.
My youngest sons nick name is Mr Bump for reasons I'm sure you can work out...lol.
We joke that he has a terrible case of the travelling bump; it seems to migrate around his head. However joking aside when he does bop his head we need to use a cold compress to reduce the swelling and the bruising. Up until very recently I have had a bag of peas that is left to one side of the freezer for such emergencies, but although this is necessary it can cause even more screaming and they generally don't stay on as long as I would ideally like. That said I discovered this perfect little item in the local pound shop. I wasn't expecting anything amazing for a pound but if it stayed cold and encouraged him to keep it on the boo-boo that was all I could ask for. I keep mine in the fridge on call and its ready to be placed on any bump to help reduce swelling, but they can be stored in the first aid box and warmed in hot water if you require a hot compress for muscular pains. You simply drop the pack into hot water and leave it to warm for a few minutes. Then place it on the aching muscle for relief.
The pouch is translucent with a lovely picture of Mr Bump on the both sides. I did notice that there is Mr happy and Little Miss Giggles options but this seemed appropriate for my little klutz. Inside is a thermal gel which is squidgy and keeps cold for a relatively good amount of time. I would estimate it at around five minutes but that is a rough estimation and does obviously depend on the temperature it is stored at and the weather. It was sufficient enough for my son's most recent bopped head and although we had a little swelling immediately after the bang, after a few minutes with the cooling pack on the swelling was completely gone. I have not used it as a hot compress but do heat it up and use it as a hand warmer during the colder days; my son thought it was fantastic to have Mr Bump keeping his fingers warm. Another use I would find this perfect for is to cool down sunburn, not that I have used it for this purpose but I can imagine it would be great. The instructions say that it is good for grazes but I don't use it for this purpose.
This item has been perfect for us as my son likes to use it; even the tiniest bop requires Mr Bump, and it takes up such a small amount of space and is perfect to have on hand for the small bumps and bruises my little horrors get. This is another ideal for anyone who has accident prone people in their household. I am planning to stock up next time I find them stocked in the pound shop because they are not always in stock.
Summary: A perfect addition to any first aid kit.
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