Moms & Dads
Caring for kids isnt easy; cuts, scrapes, bumps and bruises can be an everyday occurrence. We are here for you, with products designed to help the healing process, plus advice and tips to help keep your family feeling better faster.
cuts, burns & infections
How to clean a wound
Using water under pressure is the best way to clean a wound.
Wash under running water for several minutes.
Make sure you remove all dirt and debris before applying a bandage.
Health & Prevention
be prepared & informed
Building a first aid kit
Every home should have a first aid kit. Don't forget to check it periodically and replace or restock items as needed, and keep it out of reach of children. A basic kit contains:
Alcohol or antiseptic wipes or ethyl alcohol - to clean cuts, scrapes and caregiver's hands in the absence of soap and water.
Antiseptic ointment - to prevent infection in cuts, scrapes and minor burns.
Adhesive bandages - assorted sizes.
Sterile non-stick pads - to place over wounds.
Self adhering wrap - to secure a splint or bandage or to apply compression.
First aid tape - to secure a splint or bandage.
Cold/ Hot Pack - to reduce pain and swelling, or sooth muscle aches and stiffness.
Hydrocortisone cream (1%) - to relieve itching.
Acetaminophen and ibuprofen - to relieve swelling/ pain and reduce fever.
Thermometer - to check body temperature.
Scissors - to cut tape and gauze.
Tweezers - to remove splinters.
Latex/ nitrile gloves - to protect against disease transmission.
Strains & Bruises
treatments & options
Ice an injury to limit blood flow
Cold is a vaso-constrictor – it limits blood flow to an injured area:
Apply a cold pack to the injured area for 10 to 15 minutes
Then let the skin return to normal temperature.
Repeat as necessary.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.
Fun shapes and sizes with superior protection against water, dirt and germs.
Where to Buy »
How often should I change my bandage?
Change bandages daily, or more often if the bandage gets dirty or wet to prevent infection. If you are using Nexcare™ Waterproof Bandages, these do not need to be changed if they become wet.
View All FAQs »