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Take one 6 year old girl, add a new pair of shoes and a grandma, and the result = these plasters.
As I have 2 girls and a boy, and cuts and scrapes are quite common, I usually stick to own-brand waterproof plasters, but grandma wanted to "spoil" my little girl and bought these when on a shopping trip.
The pack looks very attractive to little girls, and since they are Elastplast we expected good quality. There are 16 plasters in the pack, which isn't many, but they are individually wrapped and there are 6 larger rectangular ones and 10 smaller rectangular ones. The sizes are good and quite versatile - a couple of square "knee-shaped" plasters would have been helpful, but we have managed with the large rectangular ones for knees, and the smaller ones for where shoes have rubbed and little grazes. To be honest, the placebo effect of these has been their biggest draw - my little girl loves them, and feels that everything is better with a disney princess stuck on it! They feature Snow White, Tiana, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Raounzel and Belle. The designs cover the whole plaster and are great quality images.
The plasters stay stuck on very well, and last one to two days depending on whether she has a bath. Although they are waterproof, we find they do come off in the bath. They do shield cuts well, and provide a good quality, thick covering that does the job. The edges are rounded, which helps them to sit comfortably on the skin.
These plasters are good quality and have lovely princess designs. The designs are their main advantage in my opinion - they are very appealing to little girls. The sizes are good, with small and medium rectangles included, but it would have been useful to have a couple of large square ones too. The RRP is £3.19, which I do not think is worth it when their main advantage is the pictures on them. However, if on special offer they would be a good "treat", and they do have the desired effect of cheering up little girls with cuts and scrapes.
We are quite lucky that my daughter has never had any serious accidents. We have a friend and her little boy is always getting into scrapes and getting cut and bruised where he bashes around the house. That said, Mrs.Sparky likes to be prepared for any eventuality and so bought these novelty Disney Princess plasters "just in case!"
At around £2.50 for sixteen strips, these are not the cheapest plasters on the market and are all one-sized (very small) so are only suitable for small cuts and grazes only. They are supposedly anti-sceptic but I am afraid I can only suggest you take the manufacturers word for that as I have no call to back this up. Each plaster is decorated with the image of a different Disney Princess and this is supposed to help soothe and calm the child when they have to suffer the trauma of seeing their own vital life fluids bleeding out of them for the first time!
The only snag with these, as other reviewers have suggested, is the novelty factor. Not only has my daughter resorted to insisting she needs a plaster where she has scraped her knee when there is nothing there but also that Dolly needs a plaster because she has had an accident! If I gave in every time that my daughter Emilie insisted she "needed" a plaster then this could work out very expensive! Likewise if these plasters wrre not so appealing to children then she probably wouldn't want them so much!
Personally it is my opinion that these are a bit of a gimmick. You can get other designs from Mr.Bump to Hello Kitty but my daughter has a bit of a Princess/ Fairy thing going on right now and if it had been left up to me, I probably wouldn't have bought these as they are a bit of an expense for what they are!
Still, if they are a comfort to your child when they are genuinely hurt I suppose they serve their purpose but what is wrong with just an ordinary plaster I will never know!
One other thing to note: though these claim to be painless to remove, don't nessecarily buy into this. Removing these, to me, seems to be about as tricky as removing any plaster and we have had to wait until bath-time (a la Little Princess) in order to get my daughter to let us remove these because they smart a bit when pulled off.
Buy these at your own risk because once your child sees these, chances are they are always going to want one!
Being an auntie to 11 nieces & nephews (including two on the way) I am busy! The majority of my nieces and nephews are girls which means we have lots of girls toys around the house such as cash tills and other things.
Obviously being an auntie I will look after my nieces and nephews and take them out for the day. This is always a fantastic way to spend one of my well deserved days off but I do feel that young children are very accident prone. It is for this reason that I keep plasters, antiseptic wipes and a few other medical bits and bobs in my handbag as well as my first aid kit in my medicine cupboard.
When using plasters on the children I like to ensure that I have plasters that are going to last for at least a couple of hours and as I clean cuts & grazes with antiseptic wipes before hand I just want something that the children aren't going to mind wearing. Now I'm not sure why but I have noticed that my nieces can't stand wearing plasters, bandages or anything else but the boys seem to think that the more the better, regardless of their appearance. This is my sole reason for purchasing these Disney plasters; I wanted the girls to have a plaster that they would be happy to display on their grazes or cuts.
Elastoplast are a brand that I have come to know and trust over the years. They have several plaster related products that I have used in the past or use now and these plasters are one such item I will continue to use again in the future.
These plasters have different Disney princesses on them. You can get Belle, Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty which is great for any little girls that are fans of any of the top Disney princesses.
My nieces, well most of them, absolutely love these plasters, in particularly my 3 year old nieces. They find them fun and sometimes I find them finding the tiniest little mark or dot on themselves and asking if they can have a plaster. I find this quite funny really and this makes the plasters worth every penny!
These plasters are simple to uncover and apply, they also remove easily but have a strong enough adhesive to ensure that they don't just fall off the second they get a little drop of water or bit of dirt on them.
I must say that the price of £3.19 is very expensive for just 16 plasters. I probably use a packet of these every few months as there is always someone having a tumble while playing in the park and grazing their knee on the dreaded tarmac style rubber. My nieces are kept safe and well thanks to these plasters and with the help of an antiseptic wipe I don't have to worry about them getting infections or anything else in their cuts or grazes.
My 2 year old daughter is a very girly girl and loves everything pink and everything princess! We spotted these plasters in Boots one day and of course, she had to have them! They cost around £2.50 for a box of 16 plasters which to me is VERY expensive given hthat other plasters (including kids plasters) come much cheaper!
The plasters are made by Elastoplast, a good brand which I know and trust. The box is bright pink with pictures of Snow White, Belle and Cinderella on and lots of little love hearts. There are 16 plasters of standard size, some are wider sizes and some more finger-sized. Each have one of four princess pictures on and are bright pink like the box.
The plasters are meant to be waterproof, although I have to say whenever I have used them they have come off almost straight away in the bath or when she's been at nursery. However they do stay on through a quick hand wash. They are very sticky, so as long as they don't get wet they do stay on really well. They are very easy to use - the plastic backing is overlapped so you simply pull the two pieces off to expose the sticky side and that's it. Very quick and easy which is ideal for kids injuries.
I have used these quite a lot for my daughter and they do a great job. They also have the added value of distraction - choosing which princess and admiring the sticker is often a pain reliever in itself! My daughter loves these plasters and we have a box in the car just in case as well as one at home. My only gripe is that they are so expensive!!
They are very pretty and come in girly colours with 4 different princesses for designs the prince is only 1 picture in the middle of the plaster rather than printed all over it. The princesses include Belle, Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty so all very well known characters to children.
In the box you receive 16 plasters there are two sizes one a little wider than the over but they are 2 medium plasters that are only really useful for smaller cuts and grazes. You receive 4 of each princess and 8 of each size although to be honest there is not much difference in width between them.
Do they work?
The plasters are very easy to apply pull the plastic covering of the back to reveal the sticky sides press the cotton pad on the middle of the cut and then press down to help them stick to little ones skin. It is very easy to do like all plasters and they do stick very well. My little girl can play as she wishes and these plasters allow her to move freely while keeping the cut clean and free from dirt.
They claim to be anti septic which I have no idea how well this works but I can say that I have never had a problem of a cut becoming infected while using these plasters and there are no signs of dirt being allowed through once I remove the plaster so they do the job they are intended for.
Are they water proof?
Yes they are my little girl has actually been swimming with one of these plasters on her ankle and even though it was held in the water for a good hour when she got out the swimming pool it was still intact and had not budged a little bit so in that sense they live up to what they claim.
These plasters claim to be kind to skin and to be gentle to remove but to be honest they are just as difficult to remove as any other plaster we have had. It still takes a good tug after picking the edges to get a piece of plaster you can get a grip on. I was disappointed as I hope these would be pain free removal but as my little girl tells me ouch mummy when it comes to taking them off this is not true at all.
There could be variation is size of plasters as well as design as these plasters are only practical for small cuts which is a shame. They do claim to be easy to take off which is just not true there is no difference with these plasters than any other I have tried which is disappointing.
My daughter loves the designs of these plasters and tells me her princesses makes her feel better so they are great on the novelty factor and they do stay put and keep the dirt away so do the job they are intended for. These plasters are very overpriced for 16 plasters paying £3 for them seems too expensive for me they do not have a variation in size for larger cuts even if they are really pretty. I have not purchased them since I came across the Tesco kids range plasters but this is all based on price if you do not mind paying extra for the novelty then I would recommend these plasters.
I was collecting a prescription from our local chemist when my daughter spotted these and she would not give up about them eventually I gave in and bought her a packet although I must say at £2.50 for 16 plasters I think they are overpriced and simply due to the price compared to other childrens plasters I won't be buying them again.
The plasters are made by Elastoplast and come in a bright pink box which of course grabs most little girls attention, there is a picture on the front of Cinderella, Belle and Snow White, therte are little hearts in the background and then a couple of pictures of the actual plasters. The box is certainly aimed at young girls so they will apply pressure on their parents to buy them.
Inside the box you find there are 16 plasters and they are all of a standard plaster size, there are four different designs on the plasters, the plasters of course take away the pain magically since my daughter takes that long deciding which plaster she is going to use and by the time the choice is made she has forgotton about the cut anyway.
The plasters are easy to use simply peeling off the two pieces of backing which have an overlap to make it easier, once on my daughters finger it is really not easy to make out a princess at all since her fingers are so small so again makes me think they are a waste of money. The plasters have quite a bit of stick so stay on the fingers well which is the only place I have had to use them but once she goes to bed or school the plaster alwassy comes off. The plasteras are waterproof which really means splash proof more than anything as if submerged in water they do come off.
As plasters go they do the job of a plaster, they keep cuts and grazes clean and dry whilst they begin to heal or help to stem slow bleeding or course if there is alot of blood then medical help could be necessary. I would buy these again if they were a cheaper price as they do help distract my daughter from her injuries.
Now that my little girl has started playing on her scooter outside and is getting more interested in playing on swings, slides, etc we are getting quite a few cuts and grazes. Nothing serious so far thankgoodness but enough that she draws blood and needs something to cover it up so it won't get infected.
Plasters are all well and good and work well but they are not very exciting and not that easy to apply when someone doesn't like the look of them. That's why when I saw these Disney princess plasters I just had to get them for my little princess. I actually don't ever call her princess, I hate that phrase for little girls but it worked well in my review so I went with it!!
The plasters are made by the Elastoplast brand so you know they are good quality. I tend to buy this brand normally and find they stick really well, are stretchy but tight at the same time and help the cut underneath to heal well. These Disney variety plaster are just as good quality as the regular kind and are probably a bit nicer than the regular ones as they are designed with kids in mind although I will admit I wore one a few weeks ago when I sliced the top of my finger open and really loved wearing it.
That's the great thing about these plasters, because they have Disney princesses on them my daughter actually gets excited. She doesn't go as far as actually harming herself to wear one but if we do have a slip and some tears in the playground I can always cheer her up by saying that we will put on a princess plaster when we get home.
The plasters are shiny and come with four different designs, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. These are official Disney merchandise so the characters are all unique and true and just like they are in the cartoons. The plasters are lovely and bright and colourful with lots of pinks, yellows and blues, perfect for little girls really.
According to the packaging, the plasters have been designed to be especially gentle and kind to the delicate skin of children and have been designed with a gentle adhesive to make them painless to remove. They do go on nicely and stick well although I find that by the time we come to take them off it's been a few days and they are usually half hanging off as they have been played with by my little girl and have been subject to lots of rough and tumble play. However the wound is usually nearly recovered by this point so I would say the plasters do a great job of covering it up and keeping it safe.
These are a little bit more expensive than regular plasters obviously, a pack of 16 will cost you £3.19 but I think they're a really nice treat for your little ones.
All children fall over at some point, I happened to be with my god son when he fell over and bashed his knee. His mum put a Winnie The Pooh sticker on his knee and my daughter was in awe, how come he got Winnie The Pooh and I only get boring plain ones, I can imagine her thinking! She always pulls off her plain plasters whenever she needs one, so I thought if I got her some child friendly plasters she might be inclined to leave them.
After browsing Asda's medicine aisle, I came across these Disney Princess plasters made by Elastoplast. Elastoplast has a good reputation in making plasters so I thought these would be worth the price tag.
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Inside the box are two different size plasters, both at around 5cm long. One is roughly 2cm wide and the other is slightly larger being roughly 3cm wide. There are 4 different designs on these plasters, different princesses on different coloured backgrounds. This is all well and good if the plaster is for somewhere like a leg or arm injury, but wrapping it around a finger loses the design feature.
As Elastoplast are a popular plaster company, I had no doubt about the stickiness of these plasters. After my daughter fell over and scraped her hand on the concrete, she was excited about having to finally wear a plaster, when I refused to let her wear one before she needed it. It stuck over the scrape well and after it had been rubbed around the edge it was securely in place.
The plaster did what I wanted it to do, stopped my daughter from picking it off. However, when it came time to remove it, this proved a little too tough. The plaster was well and truly stuck. Elastoplast say that the secure adhesion ensures the plaster stays in place but is painless to remove. It wasn't painless in our case. I had the dilemma, do I pull it off slowly? Or rip it off and get the pain out of the way? I went for the latter. After a minute or two of my daughter feeling sorry for herself, she was fine. I was quite surprised after I had taken the plaster off that it didn't leave any plaster shape mark on her hand, as I find with some other plasters.
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I can't remember how much I exactly paid for these 16 Disney Princess plasters, but it was around £2-3. For only 16 plasters it does look quite expensive, but the pretty designs stopped my daughter from pulling them straight off like she used to do with cheaper plasters so they are quite good value for money in that respect. The do the job well and are very sticky, however pulling them off again was quite tricky.
Small children pick up on what their friends have at a very early age. We were shopping a few months ago when my daughter piped up and asked me for some Disney Princess plasters, "just in case I hurt myself".
What was wrong with normal plasters I wondered? Sucked into the cuteness I let a packet of plasters fall into my trolley. Up until that point in time, I don't think my daughter had had many scrapes or cuts. I wonder if these plasters were a bad omen in our house, or whether I have been suckered in like many other parents out there.
Made by Elastoplast, you will receive 16 plasters in your brightly coloured box. All adorned in a pretty way with the Disney princesses, it would appear these are a must for any little girl who likes princesses. It's like the fake tattoo world of three year olds.
All of the plasters are your average sized strip, so no good for larger cuts and scrapes, but within these strips, you get four different designs or princesses as it were.
Each design is bright and attractive with a princess in the centre of the design. I did find that as soon as it was wrapped around a finger then you couldn't really tell it was anything other than a coloured plaster. You had to look closely to realise it was a princess.
Each plaster in its own right is made well and stays on the skin well with plenty of stickiness. I know this because one out of the sixteen actually stayed on the affected area for the purpose it was intended for a good twenty four hours. It's a shame I cannot say the same for the other fifteen that we managed to get through in quick succession.
The time we actually needed the plaster and it stayed on, I had to find a way of removing it without having a screaming child on my hands. As they are quite sticky, then once on unless played with then they will stay well in place. This does make the job harder to remove when needed, so I did find that the bath was needed. Thankfully there was not much of a dirty sticky line left on the skin afterwards that you can find with some brands of plasters.
Cost wise, these plasters will cost between £2 - £3 for the packet of sixteen. I think this is very overpriced for what you are essentially getting for a plaster that works just the same as any other cheaper brand you can buy
For your money the plasters boast that they are designed especially for children's delicate skin. Personally I think this is just a ploy to get you to spend more money as whilst they didn't irritate my daughter's skin, nor have any other brands I have used in the past, including really cheap plasters.
Overall, I think the plasters look fun, but be prepared to go through the packet quickly through a series of "accidents" your child may have when they know these plasters are in the house. This makes them very poor value for money.
Protects small wounds from dirt and germs / Features the friendly characters from Disney's Winnie the Pooh © to make sure small misfortunes are easily forgotten.