“ Great for children, these quirky plasters not only look cute, but do the job. Very reasonably priced. Slight downfall being the lack of variation in sizes in the box. „
I'm reviewing our Tesco Bug plasters.
They cost me 80p for the pack of 30.
Being the daily care-giver to two toddlers has meant stocking up on things I normally didn't have around my home and I can honestly say hand on heart that sticking plasters with pictures of bugs on them was NOT something I ever considered before.
However after various minor accidents I picked these up as a necessary aid .
They come in the usual basic cardboard box and the box has bugs (ladybirds/bees/caterpillars etc) pictured on the box.
There are two sizes in the box, medium and small in adult speak.
Each plaster also has pictures of bugs and is contained in a paper wrap that pulls apart easily to access the dressing.
They are described as water resistant rather than waterproof and the adhesive is apparently "low Allergy".
These have taken a proper hammering because Conal is accident prone. Holly less so, but she has her moments.
More often than not no plaster was needed but they are BUG plasters and therefore popular and utterly totally essential at times.....apparently .
Using is easy, simply pull the paper wrapping apart and access the sterile plaster. It has the usual gauze area in the centre and obviously you ensure the gauze covers the cut.
The packaging recommends not to stretch them when applying them , but personally I ignore that and always stretch them in such a way that they pull the sides of the cut/wound together when they settle in place .
It says they are water resistant (rather than waterproof) so I fully expected them to float away during time spent larking in the paddling pool, but they stayed put just fine unless snagged on toys and only came away fully in the warm bath water later.
They pull away quite easily in dry conditions if you distract the child by pointing out something exciting (like an imaginary spider on the ceiling) and then whip the plaster off quickly. No time for tears that way and works for us.
These plasters are just fine and are good value. They aren't super-duper sticky like quality adult ones, but that is for the best with Kiddie plasters and saves tears during removal in my opinion.
The cute bugs on them means they are attractive to little ones and seem less aggressive or horror-inflicting than the adult plain ones that kids might associate with hospitals and major disasters. This proved to be the case when Holly tripped over Freddy-cat and cut her thumb on a sharp brick as she fell. She wailed "Will I need to go to hospital mummy myloh ? Will they have to stick my thumb back on with brown plasters ?". Honestly, such drama queen ! One of the bigger bug plasters reassured her that her thumb was safe and damage was minimal .
The only annoyance I found was the sizing. I presume they are scaled down for small children because there are more of the tiny ones than the bigger ones . I haven't counted them but I'd say about 20 small ones and 10 medium size per box. Which means we are on our second pack with still some small ones left in the first pack, which I doubt will get used.
Quite frankly I might be a bad mummy, because I don't dress every little mishap and usually just clean it with antiseptic and let the air heal it....... as long as it has stopped bleeding.
Other than the need for more of the bigger ones I have no complaints. They do a fair job for the price and lets face it , if there are major cuts to be dressed then we use adult size dressings and plasters anyway
Obviously adults can use these should they run out of grown up ones, or if they have a sense of fun and want to make a statement .
Would I recommend them ? Yes. They do the job just fine at a really decent price and are a great stand by as long as you ensure you leave in larger (adult) ones for more serious stuff.
One star removed for the lack of a few more large ones.
Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
Plasters are always needed in a household at some time or other and essential if you have children. I always have plasters in my medicine cabinet for those little accidents and for my little grandchildren. My grandchildren are always falling over and plasters come in handy just to cover the little cut or graze etc. We spotted these plasters and liked the look of them on the shelf. We wanted to buy the monkey design which we have bought many times before but they had none in stock, so we decided to give these ones a go instead.
The plasters come inside a cardboard box, the box has pictures of bugs on the front and information on the back of the box. There are 30 plasters and they are individually wrapped in a paper wrapper. There are 10 large and 30 small oblong shape plasters, in strips. They all stack neatly inside the box and the paper wrapper is very easy to just pull open to reveal the plaster.
Each one has a transparent plastic with the padded gauze under, like any other plaster but have a little bug design. The gauze is quite small on the smaller plaster but a fair size to cover a really tiny cut. The larger plaster has a much bigger gauze. Depends on the size of the wound it is being used and the area to cover.
There are little bugs over the plastic top and a nice design for the little ones in my opinion. They attach to skin really well and remain there until they need to either be replaced or removed completely. I have found they come away from the skin well and don't hurt like some plasters tend to do when trying to remove them. Nothing worse than having to rip a plaster from the skin, it can really hurt more than the actual minor wound at times. These plasters I have found don't rip the skin and just part company really well. So no more tears from the little ones in my opinion.
They are water resistant and breathable plasters, I have found they heal small cuts really well because I have actually used a couple of these plasters when I cut my finger a while ago. I just left a plaster on for the day and changed it on the evening and the next day my cut looked much better. In the usual way as any other plaster in all fairness. They are quite a flexible plastic and so they can stretch over the area they are being attached. It is always wise not to stretch plasters too much and just gently stretch it over the wounded area.
I just love these plasters because of the design, I think they are ideal for children. When my little grandson falls over in my garden and asks for a plaster to help heal his graze etc, he likes these plasters purely because of the design. I think they are an easier way of helping the child to use a plaster if they are having an awkward moment when they have hurt themselves and need a little tender loving care using plasters to help them feel much happier. They certainly have worked well in my home for my little grandson.
The plastic is a low allergy latex free adhesive to minimise the risk of an allergic reaction if your child suffers from these kind of allergies.
They are fun plasters and very cheap to buy, they are so affordable in my opinion and they are very good quality and value for the price of just 80p for the box of 30 plasters. Super price for this amount in the box. They don't work any better than any other cheaper brand of plasters but for the fun design of the little bugs on the front of the plasters, I just think this price is amazingly cheap and super.
I always carry plasters in my hand bag , just in case I need one while outdoors. These fit nicely, just inside my zip inside my bag and there ready if I need a plaster. I have often needed one if I have caught my fingers and cut the skin on anything sharp. It is surprising how many times I have just scratched my finger pulling something or just by grabbing something while outdoors and then needed a plaster just to cover the cut etc.
My grandson is at the age where he is role playing quite a lot. He has used some of these plasters to role play on his favourite teddy and his action men when he has been playing with his doctor's set I bought him. These are cheap enough for him to use to stick onto his toys and do his role of being a Dr lol. I have also been a patient too many times and had to have one of these plasters over my nose and various parts of my body lol. They are colourful and fun for these kind of fun times with the little ones.
I really like these plasters and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for fun plasters for the children in the family. They are a fun way of helping a child cover a minor cut and help them feel much better in a more super fast time.
I give these plasters 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
As a mother there is nothing worse than your children in pain or hurt, thankfully often all that is required is a little mummy love and a special plaster!
What are they?
Tesco Bug plasters are normal plasters which are decorated with bugs and butterflies; each box contains 30 assorted plasters.
Cost and stockist
These plasters are available from all large Tesco stores my local express ones do not sell them and they are also available on line at www.tesco.com . These plasters are excellent value at only 80p they do also come with monkeys on as well.
These plasters are excellent value are designed with children in mind and so are low allergy and also breathable and water resistant. I also buy these as one of my children is a screamer a total melodramatic drama Queen and these always stop her in her tracks choosing which plaster takes her mind off her little cut and makes it all better unfortunately a normal plaster just doesn't carry the same power ! I think a lot of times seeing blood creates a problem and these plasters just are fun and help to take the child's mind of the injury.
They also come in assorted sizes so perfect for all cuts
I really recommend these as a must for any first aid kit they are cheap last well and indeed help to quell any tears quickly and are very good on sensitive skin my niece can have these without her skin becoming itchy. I would say these are a great buy and I sometimes think my youngest falls over just to have a plaster!
A must for all those with children as anyone knows the most important thing with any injury is to keep the patient diverted and calm and at only 80p we have some in the car, at home and in my bag!
My almost 18 month year old daughter has been described by many as 'having no fear' and she doesn't seem to fear getting bumped or cut as she runs madly around. However, a few months ago, when buying plasters for myself I thought I should buy a child's pack for her, so when the inevitable fall came I would be prepared and with nice girly looking plasters, I thought it would take the edge off any open wound. Tesco have a couple of packets of children's plasters, one designed more for boys and this one more for girls, costing 80p for a pack of 30, which is reasonable enough.
On the front of the plaster box, it states that these plasters are 'water resistant', 'breathable' and 'low allergy'. Although there are 30 plasters within the box, they are not all the same size, which is useful for obvious reasons, however none of them are huge. They should however be sufficient for everyday grazes etc. On the front of the plasters there is a colourful design of a variety of bugs such as butterflies and ladybirds etc. which make them bright, colourful and girly, and are probably likely to appeal to adults as well as children! Each plaster is individually wrapped, meaning that you can take a couple with you in your handbag when out and about, and I do have a couple of these in my changing bag.
Well, the inevitable day came, when my daughter feel outside, despite daddy being right beside her although he probably prevented a bigger cut. My daughter didn't take too well to her knee being cut, but certainly calmed when I produced these bright, colourful plasters. SHe had watched me putting on a plaster before and had tried to stick one of the little throw away tabs onto her skin, only to find it wasn't sticky, so she was over the moon, to have her own little girly plaster, and suddenly things were a lot better! Thankfully I have only had to use these once, but I found them to be strong plasters in that they didn't fall off easily, although the plaster did come away in the bath that evening, but I would have been replacing it the next day anyway. Although it did come off in the bath, it didn't come off when my daughter was washing her hands, so the claim to be water resistant appears to be true.
I am very happy with these plasters. Okay, I have only used a couple of these plasters for the same cut, just replacing it each day for a couple of days, but I found them to work very well at protecting her cut and letting it heal. The plaster stayed in place, except when in the bath, and she liked the pretty design. A great product for a great price!
My youngest daughter couldn't care less when she gets an injury and just carries on whatever she was doing however my older daughter gets a scratch and thinks her arms going to fall off. My daughter always likes to have pretty looking plasters but I begrudge paying a fortune for something that is going to go in the bin, we have had the monkey Tesco plasters before so when I saw these ones which are a little more girly I decided to buy her some.
Obviously as these plasters are a Tesco products you can only buy them from Tesco and they are a pretty decent price at 80p for a box of 30 plasters.
The plasters come in a cardboard box which has green writing on it at the top stating the name of the company and the product and a green wave at the bottom of the box where you are told that there are 30 in the box, they are water resistant, low allergy and breathable. In the centre part of the box you have the picture of one of the plasters covered in pastel coloured bugs and then there is a little friendly looking butterfly flying around the box.
The plasters inside the box are all individually wrapped meaning I can carry a couple with me in he changing bag for any little mishaps when we are out. The plasters have little butterflies, ladybirds and bees on them in rows of each creature and are in pastel colours so seem as though they are aimed at little girls.
The plasters are easy to apply, you should always clean the area whenever there has been an injury and then generally I will apply some Savlon cream to the area but of course you must be precise with applying your cream as the plasters cannot stick on the greasy cream. The plaster packet rips easily open and then you can take one half of the backing off and attach top the area before uncovering the rest of the plaster and pressing down into position therefore you touch the sticky part of the plaster as little as possible.
The plasters stay on pretty well, they are water resistant not waterproof so they don't survive bath time but they are pretty good if they get splashed. The plasters stay on pretty well through the day but my daughter must wriggle a lot in the night as we always find the plastic loose in her bed on a morning.
I would recommend these plasters and the fact that they look pretty makes injuries get better so much faster or at least that's what my daughter thinks.
So I guess I'm just a big kid for buying these, but you cannot complain when you get thirty decent little plasters for just 80p! I cut my hand open on a tin and borrowed a plaster from the first aid box that my landlord keeps in the house, and needed to replace the plaster pretty quick to stop infection. I bought these for 80p from my local Tesco on the day the accident happened!
I can say that applying liberal amounts of Savlon does nothing to reduce the effectiveness of these, obviously you need to try and make sure your hand is as dry as possible before applying any plaster, but certain plasters are more resilient to being applied with another product than others.I replaced these daily as I was concerned for infection, but they were strong plasters which did not fall off too easily and could be worn for washing up or in the bath without aggravating the cut. These sorted my cut finger out and stopped the blood flow as I wrapped it tightly around the wound.
These fun designs are highly recommended for kids or "big kids" like me who needed cheering up after a bad day and a traumatic experience with a baked bean tin and a lot of blood!! These are supposed to be the "girl" design I think as you get pink butterflies and ladybugs, and there are also "boy" designs featuring monkeys, but then again you get some kids that aren't fussy! My boyfriend did look at these questioningly when I bought them, but I'm sure if he needed a plaster due to being as clumsy in the kitchen as me, then he would dress his finger in frolicking ladybirds, but then again he would want to replace it as soon as possible with a boring old beige plaster ;)
I don't think these are suitable for people with latex allergies so you would want to read the back of the pack to double check. They are also not suitable for larger cuts as they are only your standard plaster size. However, they are quite good for stopping blood flow of deep cuts, as my cut was small yet deep as it was a tin cut.
These are Tesco own brand kids plasters, so just available from Tesco or if you do your Tesco shop online, they're on there too.
--Compared to similar products--
You can get some pretty awful quality plasters which you might as well not be wearing for how well they stick, but these did the trick for me.
One product I always have in my house, my desk drawer at work and even in my handbag are plasters. Whether they are for me or someone else I find them a handy little item to have. I have a wide stash at home, I end up buying a box if they are on offer or thinking I have run out and actually I still have three boxes stashed away! I'm not accident prone whatsoever but plasters are one of those products that I can't live without and I think most people would agree that they are incredibly useful and of course effective.
Because of me being me I have separate plasters for my daughter, nieces, nephews and very young cousins as I like to think that should they need to have a plaster that it should be fun, colourful and take their minds off what they have just done to themselves be it self inflicted or caused by rough play. The current kid friendly plaster range in my house has been limited to the Tesco Children's Bug Plasters as funnily enough my nephews are a lot rougher than my nieces so the more girly variety are still in plentiful supply.
The Tesco Children's Bug Plasters come in a slender cardboard box featuring an image of the plasters itself together with a cartoon type image of a purple/lilac butterfly as well as the Tesco logo. As for being brand as 'Bug Plasters' they are actually quite girly especially the packaging. On the back of the box as you would expect is the information about the plasters as well as contact information for Tesco. The plasters come in two sizes which is stated on the back of the pack and how many of each you get. You get 30 plasters in each box which I think is a decent amount especially when they are specifically aimed at children.
I must admit that whilst currently writing my review I am wearing my second Bug plaster! A few days ago I unfortunately hurt my knuckle which needed a plaster simply because when you spend a lot of time around horses you don't want to get any dust or dirt in your cut and at the time I only had these Bug Plasters in my bag. Yes, it looks a bit odd on a near 30 something woman but it does the job for me and I haven't got around to changing it to a more adult plaster as whenever I come to change it these are the nearest plaster to me at the yard. So instead of reviewing them on how suitable they are for kids this review will be based around my own experience!
The plasters come packaged as all plasters do, enclosed in a little paper packet which is easily teared off at the top or side. The plaster as the two paper tabs which just pull apart once you have put the plaster on the required area. Once the tabs are pulled you can then apply the plaster easily until secure in place. The Bug Plasters are clear to look at with cute little images of butterflies, ladybirds, bees, caterpillars and flowers. The plasters do look quite sweet and it is nice that they are transparent albeit with the white padded centre. Oddly they don't look overly kiddy so I don't feel particularly stupid wearing it!
Now the plasters have had to endure mucking out horses, walking the dog, bathing my daughter, riding horses amongst all my other tasks such as cleaning etc. I have to admit I wasn't expecting much simply because I've always stuck to named brand plasters as I have found in the past cheaper plasters tend to be quite rubbish and not worth the money you pay so I was a bit hesitant but I have to say these really have impressed me! Although I'm now on my second plaster I only changed it as I had, had a shower and took the plaster off so my cut/scrape was cleaned as the first plaster was going strong!
Although the plaster isn't has clean and the edges have become unstuck which may be because the plaster is around the knuckle so I wasn't expect the whole plaster to be stuck down on a joint. Apart from that the plaster is still keeping my cut protected which at the end of the day is all that I want. The plaster is still where I put it, it hasn't slipped or moved and I found the first plaster easy to come off without any hassle, it comes off the skin easily and doesn't take the skin with it either! For me, these are great little plasters but I will make sure I have more adult looking plasters in my bag for future use but for kids these are ideal - definitely tough and durable!
Overall, a great pack of plasters from Tesco complete with sweet little bug images. I can't find a fault with them as they do the job that they are made for! Definitely a recommend from me and they will be re-purchased when the box is empty. 5 stars!
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Availability: In store or via their website
Price: £0.80p per box
Amount: 30 per box
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As a parent I am always on the look out for cheap, fun plasters which make a change to the nasty boring brown ones us adults are left with! Being 6 years old my daughter is forever falling over and cutting herself... due to climbing trees, riding her bike... and just general kiddy clumsiness!
A few months ago I spotted these bug plasters for my little girl - although there is some monkey patterned ones as well which she preferes. She says these bug plasters are a bit girly for her - she is an absolute tomboy!
About the packaging
The plasters come packed in a cardboard box which is quite small and light inside - so great for storing away in a first aid box... To open the box there is a small tab at the top that you simply rip away which allows access into the box.
Across the front of the label in the top left corner you have the recognisable TESCO logo in a light green coloured font - the remaining text on the front of the box is also green and some white too. The background colours are white, pink and purple.
There is image on the front of the box is a blown up picture of one of these plasters with a pink and purple bug in the middle
The front label claims the plasters to be:
* Water resistant
* Low allergy
It also advises that the box contains 30 assorted plasters and also translates the information into four other languages which are:
The exact sizes of the plasters are as follows:
* 10 19mm x 72mm ( or if you are like me and this means nothing, its just the size of a standard plaster )
* 20 19mm x 38mm ( ... basically tiny little plasters )
The plasters do have an expiry date which is printed along the bottom of the box - always be careful to use this and never try to use the plasters past the expiry date.
On the back of the box it gives further information on the plasters, directions and storage information - again it translates all the information into the above languages I have listed.
About the plasters
The box indicates that the plasters are made out of a low allergy material and are completly latex free - which is great news for people who are allergic.
The plasters themselves are a transparent material and have little images of coloured bugs printed all over them.
Directions for use are as follows:
* Clean and dry wound and surrounding area
* Remove plaster from wrapper
* Position pad over wound and press the edges down firmly without stretching
* Change the dressing when required at least once daily
It also notes you should:
* Store in a cool, dry place
* Use each plaster only once
* Seek medical advice if wound continues to bleed/become swollen/redden/become painful
When I compare this to other "assorted boxes" of plasters I do feel slightly dissapointed by what you get in this one. To me assorted doesn't mean a couple of normal sized plasters and then loads of tiny ones - do the designers actually have children of their own? They obviously have never seen a cut on a child if they think all they are going to need is tiny plasters - 20 out of the 30 plasters are tiny in this box! And sadly the normal size do not last as long as I hoped them to...
The plasters themselves are very easy to apply, you literally take off the protective wrapper and press firmly on to the cut.
The design on these are very cute and I have to say if I was a child I would walk around proudly with one of these on my leg as if it was a medal! They are a bit more expensive than regular plasters but when they are latex free and a bit more fun for your kids, how can you argue.
They keep my daughter smiling when she has been hurt, the plasters never leak blood and she always insists how comfortable they are! They also seem to be quite waterproof but not fully and my daughter thinks they are very comfortable to wear!
Overall I think they are great - apart from what I have previously mentioned about the assortment of plasters you get and the fact the price is a bit more. For this I will give 4/5.