This 40 pack of Fabric plasters from Asda cost just 80p, meaning that it only costs 2p a plaster.
It's a good idea to have plasters in the house in event of injury, and we tend to have them in both the bathroom and the kitchen. This packet lives in the kitchen so it's easier to get to following those accidents caused by the kitchen knives. To be honest our knives are so dangerously sharp that we probably need far more than a pack of plasters. However, these ones worked ok for my last injury even if it did take quite a few.
In the box there are 20 plasters 19 x 72mm (pretty much a standard sized plaster. There are 12 19 x 38mm (smaller ones), and 8 38 x72mm (which is a decent size). Each plaster is wrapped up.
The plasters come out of their packaging easily and go on well. My last cut was in an awkward place at the tip of my finger so I actually used two - one to go on the cut, and one to wrap around to hold that plaster in place. These plasters are not waterproof, so I had to change them after I'd got them wet doing the washing up later (it was washing the knife that made me cut my finger in the first place) - however, I don't find waterproof plasters so comfortable generally.
These plasters do have an expiry date, I don't know how old our pack is, but it says they should be used by February this year. I imagine that after this point the stickiness goes. Looking in my box now we only have a couple of the smaller ones and 5 of the bigger ones left now.
These are good plasters, and for the price I don't think you can complain!
4 out of 5 stars from me.
As a mum of two young children, there are certain items I have to have stocked in my bathroom, and plasters are now one of them. Theyre both at the age now where theyre having accidents by fallin over, running into.Generally just getting into lots of scrapes and havoc. I bought these during a shopping trip in Asda when I realised I didnt have any at home. They only cost £1.00 so didnt break the bank. Rather than getting plasters especially for children, I went for these because we all can use them, theres no characters/pictures on them which wouldnt really suit grown up me! And of course theyre affordable.
So what do you get and what do they do?
You get 40 different sized fabric plasters in the following sizes:
10 in 19x72mm
12 in 19x38mm
8 in 38x72mm
Because the plasters are the fabric variety, they are flexable. They allow air to get to the wound so it can breathe and allows wound to heal.
How do you use?
Make sure wound is clean and dirt free by either cleaning with antiseptic wipes or washing with running water.Make sure wound is completely dry and place plaster down firmly.Replace when needed.
How did I find them?
I found they worked well.They stay on wounds securely and only needed changing after they got on the grubby side. Obviously, theyre not waterproof, and I did wonder if after having a bth would they fall of the kids, and they didnt. so felt that tested very well.
Overall a simple but effective product for the whole family.
We tend to use a lot of plasters in our house what with a four year old who needs a plaster for everything and a very accident prone husband and I normally just pick up the cheapest available when I go and do our weekly shop. I bought these from Asda as the name would suggest and they cost about 80p for a box of 40 plasters so they cost about 2p each which I think is pretty good value.
The plasters come packaged in a cardboard box which is mainly green and white in colour although has a red strip across the top of the box, on the front of the box is the name of the product and it states that the plasters are "soft and flexible" there is also a picture on the front of the three different tyes of plasters you will find inside the box.
The box is sealed so you know that it hasn't been tampered with, there is a little cardboard piece which has little perforations so it is easy to open. Inside the box you find three types of plasters, there is small ones about 1 inch x 1/2 inch, medium ones which are about 2 inches x 1/2 inch and then big ones which are about 2 inches x 1 inch. I think the box provides a good range of sizes and it's good that there are smaller plasters to use on little fingers.
These plasters are soft and flexible as promised on the box but they are not waterproof although they are splash proof. The plasters are easy to use and have two pieces of shiny plastic on the back which you peel off and then stick the plaster on the wound, you can peel one away and then place on the wound before peeling the second one away meaning that you don't have to touch the plasters too much when dressing a wound.
The plasters stay on the skin pretty well for myself and my husband although with my daughters little fingers they do seem to slide off pretty easily especially when she has one on for bed which could be because she wriggles so much. I don't think these plasters are any better or any worse than other plasters and I don't see the point in paying for the more expensive brands when these do the job.