“ Soft and comfortable bandage to hold dressings in place and to protect injured fingers. Cut to size. Does not fray or unwind. „
Harry has an awful habit of slamming doors at the moment, especially his bedroom one early in the mornings which can be a tad annoying! We're always worried he's going to catch his finger, and sadly that's what happened a week ago at 8.30am in the morning. We had to rush him to the local Minor Injuries Unit, and the nurse there administered some Calpol and a rather fetching looking bandage to protect his damaged little finger. He felt rather sorry for himself for a few days, but luckily his finger is on the mend now, and no major damage was caused!
But of course, I had to change his bandage a few times as toddlers like Harry don't care that they have to keep it clean, and consequently it had all sorts of lovely stains on it, so I wanted to change it and keep it as clean as possible. I headed off to Boots and had a look around at the finger bandages, and saw this little kit around the First Aid shelf priced at £3.19 for the bandage and the applicator with it. It's a little pricey but considering Harry's fingers are only tiddly, I'm going to get a lot of use out of it!
The packet that the bandage comes in doesn't look like the one pictured, they've now updated it and it is a simple and clean looking green and white cardboard box with a picture of the bandage on it. It also has a little information on it around the box. When you open the lid, you can see the bandage rolled up into a spiral, the applicator and an instruction leaflet which explains how to use the bandage and the applicator.
Luckily, I had watched the nurse put it on Harry's finger the other day so I knew what I was doing and was quite confident in my abilities as Nurse Mummy! You simply have to cut off a length of bandage which is about 3-4 times as long as the fingers to allow for multiple layers, and then put this onto the applicator by sliding it along. Then, place the applicator over the finger and let the end of the bandage slip down onto the finger. Pull up until you reach the end of the finger and twist a few times to secure it. Repeat until you run out of bandage, and then secure with some plaster tape around the base of the finger. I used extra bandage to secure it around Harry's hand and wrist like the nurse did, because otherwise Harry would just pull it off!
As you can see, its pretty simple to use and pretty much anybody can do it. The applicator is just white plastic so should accomodate any finger size easily. The bandage is only sold in one size but is incredibly small so is fine for tiny fingers like Harry's, and it stretches perfectly to fit an adult's finger as well. Super stuff. The length of bandage you get in the kit is 4 metres so there is plenty there for several applications as required.
I know that isn't the most interesting review in the world, but sometimes its nice to write on the most normal of things in case someone needs it for reference! Again, the bandage can be purchased from Boots the Chemist in the First Aid section for £3.19 for a 4 metre length. It's easy to use, hygenic and good for keeping dressings on little fingers. A good product to have in your cupboard, I'm sure I might need mine again in the future!
Thank you for reading!
Soft and comfortable bandage to hold dressings in place and to protect injured fingers. Cut to size. Does not fray or unwind.