Newest Review: ... also thought the monkey design would appeal to him as he loves animals (particularly monkeys) and these may cheer him up if miserable afte... more
For when your little monkeys fall out of the tree...
Tesco Kids Monkey Plasters
Member Name: k444tmc
Tesco Kids Monkey Plasters
Date: 10/05/12, updated on 10/05/12 (61 review reads)
Advantages: Very good looking plasters
Disadvantages: Mostly tiny plasters - no use for big cuts!
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!
I do most of my shopping in Tesco and the last time I had to purchase some plasters for her they were the pink "Bug" ones... The latest time I bought some plasters she had picked these monkey style plasters - she is a bit tom-boyish and I think the other girly plasters were a bit too much for her! You can pick a box of these up for 80p, they contain 30 plasters which work out less than 3p per plaster - its true you can pick up much cheaper plasters in Tesco but these are a bit more fun for children.
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, green and blue.
There is images on the front of the box of a big monkey and a few images of these monkey styled plasters.
The front label claims the plasters to be:
* 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 moneys 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!
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.
Summary: A first aid essential!
More reviews in the field of First Aid
- Gold Bond Maximum Relief Anti Itch Cream
- Asda Great Stuff Plasters
- PowerPlast Fabric Plasters Assorted Sizes
- Asda Smartprice Washproof Plasters
- Safe and Sound Thumb Stalls
- Asda Fabric Plasters
- Peppa Pig Plasters
- Tesco Everyday Value Dressing Strip
- Tesco Sensitive Multistretch Plasters
- Superdrug Tubular Bandage