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Hello Kitty Sterile Plasters - pack of 20
Note - we now have multiple HK items in our life, so apologies if this review starts being similar to others I have written
~~ A little background story: why I bought this item ~~
Hello Kitty entered into our family earlier this year, when we discovered that our then three and a half year old daughter had learned about this Sanrio character via her little French immersion nursery school. At the time, I was unsure if this was simply a passing phase, but I was somewhat hopeful that her interest in this feline character would last at least a few months.
Why such an obscure wish? Millie is a fluent French speaker (despite neither us being so). I discovered that she was familiar with HK when she was playing with an imaginary friend, speaking French and then turned to me and said "......'ello kee-ty....that's how you say Hello Kitty in French". Imagine this for a moment. My native (American) English speaker speaking English with a perfect "French speaker talking-in-English" accent.
Of course now my heart melts whenever I see a Hello Kitty item. And as I write this review I have a happy smile on my face.
I recently topped up our supply of this Hello Kitty item. I bought three boxes of 20 sterile plasters for one pound each from the pound shop. They usually retail between 1.70 and 2.50, so I am particularly pleased with the price I paid.
The packaging is typical of all things Hello Kitty; it has a pink background with muted pink hearts, and a large illustration of the eponymous feline on the front.
The box is easy to open but not at all flimsy. Inside are 20 sterile plasters, five of four different designs. One plaster design is very similar to the packaging - a pink background with multiple decent-sized Hello Kittys. Another has a white background with black polka dots and a single Hello Kitty. The third has a blue background and several Hello Kittys, each with a different facial expression. The final style is very different to the others - it simply has the name "Hello Kitty" spelled out in different coloured letters.
The plasters are obviously industrially manufactured - presumably in a sterile situation - and are made in collaboration with (or using the patents of) "infectiguard kids".
Each plaster is 76mm x 19mm and is suitable for small grazes and lacerations. We are quite fortunate in that our Millie has very few accidents requiring any of my medical or surgical intervention. When we do use them, we are happy enough with their ease of use and their staying power.
Additionally, these plasters really do provide a placebo effect for our daughter - she loves to wear them to help heal her imaginary bruises. I cannot comment as to how long they last in water, as Millie always seems to rip them off prior to having a bath. And this is why I have had to ensure that I have a further 60 of these cute little plasters.
~~~ Recommended? ~~~
These are recommended by all three members of my family. See if you can get them on offer as this in when they provide the best value.
~*~ Hello Kitty Infectiguard Kids Plasters ~*~
My daughter is complete and utter drama queen , the tiniest pin prick of a mark on her skin and she is howling for a plaster. So I am often buying plasters and character plasters can be expensive so when I came across these ones in Poundland for obviously £1. I popped them in the basket along with some Moshi Monsters ones they had there too .
~*~ The Plasters ~*~
The plasters come in a box inside there are 20 plasters , and they are all the same size 7.5 cm x 2 cms.
Each plaster is wrapped individually and is sterile.
There are 4 Hello Kitty designs all very cute and girly.
On the box are instructions to clean and treat the wound before applying the plaster. Also warnings that the plasters are not a toy and to stop use immediately if irritation or discomfort occur.
The plasters have a plastic feel rather than fabric and claim to be waterproof.
~*~ In Use ~*~
The plasters come out of the packets very easily by pulling the clear front from the paper back , and there is a pink trim down the side to help you do that.
The actual cushioned area of the plaster measures 22 mm x 12 mm , so too small for scraped knees but perfect size for a finger cut.
The backing peels away from the back easily and they stick pretty well when first on.
~*~ Do They Work? ~*~
Yes and a little bit no , I think it depends on what you are expecting . They are great for a small cut on the finger or a sore toe , but due to the size they are not up to a grazed knee .
The stickiness is okay and the plaster will stick to itself when wrapped around a finger.
The staying power is rubbish and I don't think any of lasted more than 12 hours before falling off.
I have used them on occasion and they will fall off after doing the washing up and they do not last a bath either .
For this downside there is an up side , they don't leave those horrible black sticky bits when they do fall off , they come of cleanly.
Also you don't have to go through the whole pull the plaster off now its starting to look tatty lark because they are not around long enough.
~*~ Conclusion ~*~
For the price to stop the tears they are worth it . They do work in terms of keeping my daughter happy when she is howling like she has broke her arm and there isn't a scratch on her . The magic words of do you need a plaster and everything is better.
But as an actual 'first aid' aid there are better plasters out there.
I will buy them again for my drama queen , but have proper plasters in the first aid kit.
3 out of 5
Grosvenor Hello Kitty Plasters
I saw these in one of local pound shops, and knowing my daughter loves Hello Kitty, and does have a habit of grazes on her knees, or paper cuts, it feels like a military planned operation to get her to have a plaster. So when I saw these, I thought £1 nothing ventured, nothing gained and what can you get with a £1, (unless you are in a pound shop!).
The box is a white cardboard box with the Hello Kitty logos on the box, and it says that you get 20 plasters.
The plasters are all the same size about 250mm x 700mm, if you had a mixed box of plasters there similar size to the medium size, what I call finger cuts size plasters.
Each plaster is sealed in a plastic wrapper, and once you have opened the wrapped, there are 2 different Hello Kitty designs (10 of each) the Hello Kitty covers the whole plaster, and does look really good.
The plasters stick on easy, and are lasting, it is recommend that you change plasters daily, but that is general with all plasters.
They are easy to peel off.
It does say the plasters are water proof, but they also have the air holes in them to help the healing factor, so I really would there more splash proof.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend these plasters, there not just for little kids, us big kids can use them as well, as Hello Kitty seems to be marketed for all age groups and they are excellent value for money, - there 5p a plaster. This is another holiday must for us.
It is also worth looking as they do other brands including Tatty Teddy.
The latest edition to my medicine cupboard would be this 20 pack of Hello Kitty Sterile plasters which I bought from a B&M store last month. I need to be keeping in constant stock of plasters due to having an energy filled 6 year old who is always covered in cuts and grazes and she likes the cuter girly ones as opposed to the boring beige coloured ones that I use myself! Previously I have always bought the Butterfly and Monkey themed plasters from Tesco but I saw these and knowing what a big Hello Kitty fan she is I decided to take a chance on them.
The plasters come contained in a cardboard box themed in the usual red and pink Hello Kitty colours that you see on most of their products and in the middle of the front is the large image of Hello Kitty herself cradling an apple. The front of the box advises you there is 20 sterile plasters in size 76mm x 19mm in 4 different designs inside.
For use you get the usual on how to apply the plaster in the sense that you are to clean the affected area with water or antiseptic wipe and then the choice of using antiseptic cream before application. You then cover the affected area with the plaster. Inside the box there is 4 strips of plasters in groups of 5 - all plasters are covered by a plastic protection and on the back of each has individual instructions on applying which is great if you take some out the box and out and about with you. Although noted on the front there are four different designs it took me a few looks to see what the actual differences were because its not noticable! All plasters have a pink background with the words "Hello Kitty" printed in white font with the image of Hello Kittys face in the middle. One strip shows a flower design on both sides with a normal Hello Kitty face and another strip shows the same design but with her eyes closed... The other two strips have apple designs on both sides with the image of Hello Kitty doing the splits in the middle... after carefully looking at the differences between the last two you see they are the same apart from she is doing the splits opposite ways! So to me there isnt much in the sense of different designs on each strip just slightly adjusted.
Upon applying the plaster you see that the material is almost paperlike and not waterproof in the slightest - it literally rolls off the skin when in the bath - and in my opinion would of been much more durable had it been made out of plastic.
In terms of how it works out of water it certainly stops bleeding on small cuts and hasn't been any overspills of blood after use - if this happens you should probably seek medical attention anyways!
Personally I think its a great addition to the medicine cupboard if you have an active little girl (or boy who likes Hello Kitty!) as they will not mind getting the wound cleaned up knowing there is this cute plaster waiting for them at the end of it!
The lack of varied design is not so much an issue for me as noted above as far away they all look the same and I'm sure my daughter hasnt noticed the differences which will make the child not as fussy as to which design they want on their cut if their favourite runs out!
The only let downs for me have really been the material and the fact its not waterproof... but one thing I would of liked to have seen was different shaped plasters as they are all the same in this box. I have slated Tesco in my childrens plasters reviews as I felt they put way too many small plasters in as opposed to the actual size thats in this Hello Kitty box, but children acquire different cut sizes and it wouldnt of hurt for them to include more square sized plasters or slightly bigger ones.
In all I would recommend - many children would love these!
Although I can't remember the exact price I paid and there is no other information online you can also buy these from Poundland so I'm guessing I would of paid around £1 for the box.
My eldest daughter is a real wimp, she gets the tiniest scratch and needs a plaster to make it better and as with most young children she loves the character plasters. I found these plasters in our local Discount store for 99p which I think is a great price and then my Mam bought her another pack for a stocking filler at Christmas too.
The Plasters come packaged in a very bright red and pink cardboard box, the box shows a picture of Hello kitty and the front and informs you that there are 20 plasters inside. One thing I like about these plasters is that the box is sealed so you tear the cardboard to open them although it is perforated to make it easy but it means you know if someone has been in the box before you.
Inside the box you get 20 plasters all the same size which is your standard plaster size of 19mm x 76mm, there are 4 different designs on the plasters, 2 of the deigns are of little Hello Kitty heads with little extras such as flowers and would be exactly the same but are just reversed and then the other 2 designs are again reverses of each other and are of Hello Kitty sat down. The plastrs are mainly pinks with a little red and then little splashes of colour in the flowers and bits which of course makes them very attractive to little girls.
Each plaster comes in their own individual wrapping which of course keeps them sterile and is great as it means I can keep a couple in my bag for when there are accidents when we go out. The strips are all held together and there are perforations for you to tear each individual plaster off. The plasters are easy to open to put on and on the back of the plaster there are two pieces of shiny paper covering the sticky part so that you can apply the plaster one end at a time meaning you on't have to touch the underneath of it.
These plasters are cute and they have a plastic finish on the top if them which means that they are splashproof and help to repel dirt, the plasters don't really stay on very long so if my daughter has an injury which doesn't really require a plaster she gets one plaster and is told when it comes off then it's better, if she has an injury which could actually do with being covered then I apply two plasters to make them hold on a little longer.
My daughter loves these plasters only problem is that my younger daughter after seeing these decided she wanted a pack of Peppa Pig plasters which unfortunatelty are not available at such a great price. These plasters are cute and a great price but they aren't waterproof and don't really stick very long with a wriggly child!
One of these days I might grow out of liking cutesy childish things, but hopefully not any time soon! I'm a big fan of Hello Kitty and love the huge range of accessories and trinkets that are available. I wouldn't usually care too much about the brand or make of plasters, but because they were Hello Kitty themed this swayed me to make the purchase. I bought my Hello Kitty Plasters from Poundland where of course they were selling for just £1.00. This is a great price, especially considering the character theme which usually adds extra cost to an item.
The plasters come in a box containing 20 individual plasters, with four different Hello Kitty designs. Well, I say they're different, but actually there is a bit of a cop out in that there are only two designs, but the images are reversed to make it look like there are four designs. Two of the designs feature Hello Kitty in a close-up shot, and the other two designs depict the classic and well-known Hello Kitty seated pose. The plasters are brightly coloured in shades of pink and red which make them look fun and appealing, and I'm sure would help to soothe an upset child when being applied. They certainly make me smile!
There is only one size of plaster included, measuring 76mm x 19mm This is a standard long rectangular shape which is well suited to most needs, but it is a bit impractical to not have any smaller or larger plasters to cover a variety of uses. The plasters are individually sealed in strips so they stay clean and it is easy to tear off a couple to slip inside my purse or handbag for any potential emergencies as they lay flat and do not take up much room. The plasters have a smooth plastic-y finish to them and are easy to position. They smooth out evenly so that they lay close against the skin without giving a bulky feel.
The plasters will wrap easily around a finger or toe to securely cover any little cuts, and I have also used them most frequently to place across the back of my ankle along the line where my shoes finish. I sometimes do this pre-emptively when wearing newer shoes that still haven't been fully broken in, as the plasters will provide a slight cushioning effect to help reduce rubbing. Other times I will get blisters or sore skin from dancing away on nights out and I'll need to use the plasters afterwards to cover the affected area and help protect the area and avoid infection. The adhesive does not seem to be particularly strong or long lasting.
At most I will get the best part of a day's use from one plaster, and I will need to change it in the evening, or on the following day when it has started to wear loose. I found these plasters had absolutely no water resistance and as soon as I stepped into a hot bath they would lift off and float away, so I now tend to remove the plasters prior to bathing and washing and then replace it with a fresh one afterwards to keep the area hygienic. I'm not sure how good it is to leave a soaking wet plaster over a cut area anyway, but the Hello Kitty plasters are useless as soon as they get wet so they do not offer any protection in this respect.
These are reasonable plasters that perform adequately, but there are much better and stronger options available which would be better suited to my needs for longevity and durability. I would recommend for Hello Kitty fans, and at the cheap price I can't complain too much as they get the job done.
I saw these in Poundland a few months ago and being a bit of a sucker for both Hello Kitty (yes, I'm 32, I really should have grown out of cutesy stuff by now, but nooooooo), and 'cuter versions of normal things' I just HAD to buy some.
I suffer from chilblains in the winter time and as I paint and do craft/ art things I am quitye clumsy and not at all girly when it comes to my hands/ nails so I always need to make sure I have some plasters either at work, in my handbag or in the kitchen at home.
In this box, you get 20 plasters. All the same size (the standard rectangular size for your average small cut or graze- these are not the tiny tiny plasters you can get but they aren't the sort you would put on a knee for example as they are just the medium standard multi-use plaster size). Approx 1 inch deep by 2.5inches in length. Each plaster is individually sealed inside its' own sterile packaging and the plasters have two different Hello Kitty designs covering the whole of the visible outer surface of the plaster. These feel really well made and quite a luxury product for £1 a box or 5p per plaster!
I know I have previously seen but been put off by the price for other 'Character' plasters in places like Boots or Superdrug (ie Ice Age themed plasters or Disney) as they can sell for up to £4 for a box of 20-30 plasters!
I checked a few weeks ago to see if there were any different characters stocked, and Poundland had none at all in. Then last week, I noticed they were back- so if you fancy some very cute plasters for £1 I would definitely recommend keeping your eyes open at the first aid section in Poundland. I am learning for the most part, Poundland do have a specific range of products that they keep getting in every so often if they don't have them there when you go in.
Overall- unless you have to buy special types of plasters as you are sensitive to normal plasters I would heartily recommend these. I do not have children but I could see that they would definitely put a smile back on a little face after a tumble. If you are an adult, these are a good size to use for shaving nicks or general kitchen cuts etc., the adhesive is strong and sticks well/ comes off easily when you want it to. They are waterproof (they are plastic and not fabric plasters) but I normally change plasters if the one I am wearing has been immersed in water as I find the inside cotton pad gets a bit soggy as plasters have breathing holes in them so irrespective of the waterproof status, the inside of a plaster will get wet if you immerse them in water.
The cat's meow!
I came across these in Poundland when browsing and, looking down at my bandaged up thumb with a horrible plaster that kept falling off, decided they were too cute to resist. Strangely enough, kids plasters seem to be far better than boring, expensive adult ones and these are no exception; they're funky, cheap and do the job quite well.
These come in a box of 20, containing 4 designs of 76mm by 19mm plasters. I prefer to opt for plasters of this size, the 'regular' rectangular strips, because they're the most used in our house and the odd shapes seem to get left behind.
The plasters are sterile, latex free and waterproof, making them suitable for family use and various occasions that may include a bit of water as they won't simply fall off or disintegrate. On the back is a cute reminder: 'Even Hello Kitty gets bumps, cuts and bruises And when she does, she uses Hello Kitty plasters for strong and safe protection'. Okay, so I'm not a child and neither do I have children, but I do like HK and can't help but think the plasters bring out my inner cool. Either that or I'm afraid to get old and I like to regress a little. Regardless, Infectiguard is still a brand that combines appearances with quality so you're getting something that's up to the job and that you can feel safe about using.
The plasters come in tear-off strips, being see-through so you can see the design. The plasters are pink and have Hello Kitty written over them with images of said kitty and some cartoon drawings (such as apples and flowers). Even though the designs vary, they still look very similar, not that I find that an issue as they all look cute and colourful. These are easy to get out of the packet so they're not as fiddly as others I've used in the past when I've felt like I could lose a pint of blood from a paper cut in the time taken to get the plaster out.
The plasters themselves are opaque and the designs colourful, bold and highly recognisable as being Hello Kitty. They're comfortable on being quite flexible rather than too hard, and seem to stick fairly well. Again, unlike other plasters I've used these do seem to fit better and stay better too, and even in some water they manage to stay on without too much damage or movement. I wouldn't say you could get away with fully submerging the plaster for a prolonged period of time and it staying on, but then again you'd be hard pushed to find a plaster that would. These also don't seem to get dirty as quickly and the fact they're waterproof plastic means the top layer does bobble or catch bits of fabric etc.
Overall these get a definite thumbs up from me for being cute, practical, good quality despite being cheap and safe for the family (kids and adults alike!).
Can be bought for £1 in Poundland (20 plasters included)
Plasters are an essential for every household, because you never know when there's going to be a boo boo. I typically just buy plain, boring plasters, however I spotted some of the range from infectiguard plasters which are created by Grosvenor. They do a whole range of lovely designs for children, and I decided to pick up the Hello Kitty ones, because I thought they looked nice.
I purchased mine for only 99p which I think is a really good price. I purchased mine from a B&M homes store, however I have also seen them in other discount stores such as pound shops. Overall, for only £1.00 I think this is a really good price for branded plasters with lovely designs, as they are great for kids.
They come in a sturdy little box with Hello Kitty pictured on the front. Inside the box you get twenty plasters, which means it works out around 5p a plaster which I think is great. Each plaster is individually packaged which I was not expecting for the price, but prefer this for hygiene reasons. The plasters are a good size, meaning that adults could use them too if necessary. You do not get a range of sizes, but they are all a good, standard size for your average cut or graze which children get day to day.
The one thing that stood out to me with this are the lovely little designs on the plasters. I was only expecting there to be one set design for the price which I paid, however you get a variety. There are four designs in total, meaning you get five of each. I think this is nice as it gives children the opportunity to pick out which one they'd like, and it makes getting a scratch or cut not such a daunting experience. The four designs are pink in colour, making them targeted more towards younger girls, and I find that the designs are pretty much quite similar on the whole, with a little Hello Kitty on each of them.
Sometimes I found a little difficulty with getting in to each individual plaster, as the sealing is a bit of a nuisance on them, so I have had to cut open a few, but they are fine with a good tug. The plasters appear really sticky on the first instant which is great as it means they should last long. They stick on firmly to the skin, and are good for all areas such as arms, legs, fingers etc... They seemed really great, and I thought I had got myself a real bargain.
One thing which I was impressed to read was that they were waterproof, which means they are bath and shower safe, as well as for swimming pools. I did find that the stick does come off quite a bit when put under water, meaning they are not particularly waterproof, however they do stay better them previous plasters I have tried in the past. These plasters don't last too long, maybe a day or two if you are lucky, however they are suitable for little cuts and bumps but you can not expect a plaster to ever stay on a child for very long anyway.
Overall, I am really happy with these plasters from Grosvenor, and I will happily repurchase them again. They are a lovely design for children, and they are really cheap for the adults. Will be knocking one star off simply because they do not last particularly long, but other than this they were fantastic! Thanks for reading and hope it helps.