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Brand: Tesco / Type: Kids Plasters / Dosage Form: Plasters

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      08.09.2013 15:38
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      monkey plasters

      Once my son has started to toddle around I decided that I needed to add a box of plasters to his changing bag to ensure I was well equipped for any cuts and grazes that may occur. Thankfully, despite my son now being a very clumsy 2 and a half year old toddler, I haven't needed to use them to much - just on the odd occasion. I opted for these children's plasters from Tesco as, being designed specifically for children I thought they would be gentle on his skin. I also thought the monkey design would appeal to him as he loves animals (particularly monkeys) and these may cheer him up if miserable after a fall. The plasters cost 80p for a pack of 30. They come in a cardboard box similar to any plasters and are loosely packed inside. The box we have is as pictured, with a monkey behind the plaster but I have seen them in Tesco more recently and they seem to have been slightly re-packaged recently with a blue box rather than green. There are two sizes of plaster contained in the box - the long thin rectangle shaped plasters and the slightly smaller rectangles for smaller cuts. They are contained in paper wrapping which pulls apart so that the plasters remain sterile - also handy for popping one or two in your bag rather than the whole box. Once open, the plaster has a paper backing that can easily be peeled off to apply. The plasters themselves are clear with several small pictures of cartoon monkeys covering them. Through them you can see the white pad that need to be applied over the open wound. The plasters are easy to apply and they also stay in place really well. They are very sticky and, whilst this means that they hold well, it can mean that they are hard to remove. We usually have to soak them off in a warm bath to ensure that they don't pull out any hairs or hurt my son when removing. In use though, they keep the wound protected and clean and are fairly waterproof too. They are also absorbent and soak up any blood easily. They are pretty good quality for the price paid and I think they are great value for money. My son loves the design too and they always help stop the tears when we cover up little cuts and grazes.

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      10.05.2013 18:36
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      5 stars

      I always have a supply of plasters in my house for the little incidents that happen but I bought these ones from Tesco to try to make plasters seem that bit more exciting and a bit less of an ordeal for a little child. In the packet you get 30 and they are various sizes. The packet alone looks quite fun with a big picture of a monkey on it and bright colours in the back ground so even when I just go to get a plaster out my grandchildren are interested in what I'm getting. The plasters vary in size so there is something for pretty much any small injury. On each plaster are pictures of monkeys which are only small so it's details for children to look at so instead of them protesting about putting a plaster on you can distract them by saying 'oh what is that monkey there doing?!' and it can just make that little difference! The plasters are quite well padded, they are certainly not so thin that they feel very cheap but at the same time they are not very thick which could make them awkward to have on. They stick well but if they end up in water they do start to unpeel. When taking the plasters off it's b est to put them under water first so it's easier for them to come off and not hurt as much when taking them off. My grandchildren like these plasters, they seem to be a success as they are more interested in the little monkeys on them instead of worrying about the cut they have got and these plasters have on a few occasions stopped the tears!

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      20.02.2013 18:27
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      Fair price for the little monkeys.

      Now usually the people who buy these types of plasters have their own little monkeys at home, but I'm unique and don't want a plain old pink plaster stuck to me. My shoes were rubbing the back of my ankle on a shopping trip and as I was wearing my shorts this area was on show, I wanted a fun plaster that fitted with my personality. I popped into the Tesco Express and found the girly bug plasters and monkeys and well I'm not that girly so I picked monkeys (in all fairness monkeys are great). The box of 30 plasters is 80p and in this box you get 2 sizes: 10 19mm x 72mm which is a standard slim plaster (I used this on my war wound) 20 19mm x 38mm which is a much smaller little finger plaster. The box itself is cardboard, white and blue on the front with a green panel area at the bottom. The Tesco logo is at the top in green with a larger children's plasters logo in green, there is then a large monkey image with the plaster. The plasters are described as being water resistant, breathable and low allergy which is ideal for children or any adult with sensitive skin types. The information on the back is translated into four other languages. There are directions for use which are to wash your hands, clean the wound, dry the wound, apply a plaster and reapply when necessary. It is important to use a plaster only once and discard any plasters with damaged wrapping. The box is easy to open and closed and ideal for storing in the medicine cabinet or handbag. The plasters are individually wrapped and opening is easy, just peel back the edges and pull. The plasters have transparent and have little monkey images all over them which is fun and looks nice, I can imagine kids would love these. The plasters are easy to apply and did stick well, after about 5 hours it was falling off but considering my shoes were rubbing it as I walked I found this good for the cost. I am disappointed with the sizings though as there are 20 of the tiny plasters, I cannot even imagine children using these most often. I must say when I was a kid I would completely scrape up my knees when I fell in spectacular fashion and no plaster that small would have done the job. I love the design for adults and children and I have had no reactions from the plasters. The plaster does leave a lot of sticky behind on the skin and needed a good scrub to get rid of the black ring marks. All in all some good plasters for the 80p price tags from Tesco.

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      20.02.2013 11:47
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      I always have a box of these in my cupboard

      I buy a lot of my First Aid stuff from Tesco's and their own brand is usually very good. My daughter is one of those accident-prone kids who seems to be forever falling off her bike or scooter, tripping over kerbs, or trapping her fingers in doors etc. I keep a supply of various sorts of creams and plasters and bandages in my medicine cupboard and one of those is the Kids Children's Plasters made by Tesco which have cute little pictures of monkeys on them. Though Sarah is getting to that age where she sees kids-specific plasters as a bit babyish now, I have to say that they do still work on her and pretty such as soon as I've stuck one of these on her injury, the tears will stop and she'll soon stop crying. Not only are the plasters themselves really cute, but the packaging itself is too. The box shows a picture of a little monkey on the outside with a large sticking plaster across him. Inside the box there are 30 individually wrapped plasters and I pay 80p for these. I don't have to use plasters on my daughter too often, but when I do, I tend to opt for these ones rather than the more 'grown up' version, as I find that she does prefer them, even though she doesn't admit to it any more. She also like to stick them on herself after she's taken a tumble. The plasters are on the small side, which is perhaps the only problem with these. They are only suitable for the very smallest of cuts and grazes but as plasters go, they do work very well. The little individual packs open up well without tearing at the plaster inside. They stick well and as they are water resistant they do also seem to last longer than some of the fabric ones I also use from Tesco's. They are also latex free, which is useful to know and they stick to the skin firmly and smoothly and generally speaking, they will last a couple of days on Sarah's skin. This is really good going for a kids' plaster, as my daughter is very active and rarely sits still. My daughter loves the fact that each little plaster has picture of a cute little monkey on each one and though I think these plasters are possibly designed more for very young kids, there is no getting away from the fact that they do still appeal to slightly older kids too. They are very good quality and last well and stay stuck to the skin without leaving behind any of those horrible grey marks that some plasters can leave behind. Great price too, so highly recommended.

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      14.02.2013 20:39
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      I wouldn't buy again

      My 9 month old son a few weeks ago managed to rip half his big toenail off by chewing his toes! I sent my boyfriend out straight away for some supplies to sort it out as I had nothing in the house. It was bleeding and looked such a mess, although I think it looked worse than it was as it obviously wasn't hurting him as he showed no signs of being in pain whatsoever! His dad came back with some antibacterial wipes, and these Monkey plasters. They cost 80p, for 30 plasters, you really can't complain at the price of these! They are so cheap for so many plasters, although most of them are a really small size, but as my son's toe is only tiny, these were perfect for what I needed them for. I think for older children, these plasters are a bit small. These plasters come in a box, and the plasters are opened really easily. The sticker on the back peels off with no effort at all, and they were easy to wrap round my son's tiny toe. They looked really cute with the monkey design, and stayed on well when my son had his socks on. However when he had his babygro on to sleep in, I found his plaster had come off in the bottom of the leg of his babygro in the night when I changed him, they didn't stick very well when they didn't have a sock on his foot holding them firmly in place. These had to be replaced a number of times throughout the day due to not sticking very well, but my son does wriggle and crawl about a lot. I don't think I would buy them again, even though they are cheap, I will keep them and use the box up, but when using them on a child that never keeps still, they just end up being rubbed off as the sticky part is not strong enough! When they did stay on though sometimes, they were really easy to peel off and replace without hurting my baby, they didn't pull at his skin as I was taking them off at all, they were really gentle. They are really cute, but they could do with being a bit better quality, and I think it is worth paying a little extra for plasters a bit stronger for young children so they don't knock them off!

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      06.02.2013 09:09
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      Cheeky little monkey plasters

      Plasters are something that I always have in the house especially with a boisterous young boy who is always seeming to scrape and fall. I have been buying these monkey plasters for years as he likes them when he has a small cut although lately he has been getting a bit old for them and only likes me to put one on him if he is in the house where his friends can't see. The monkey plasters can be bought at Tesco and cost only 80 pence for a pack of 30 assorted plasters. The thing that makes these plasters fun for kids is that they have monkeys printed on them which are actually really cute and my son always used to feel better when he got one of these plasters and used to call them his special plasters. As solely plasters and not just as cute ones these actually work really well. The material that they are made form is latex free and is supposed to be breathable and water resistant. I think these are much better quality than some other supermarket own brands of plasters which are usually fabric and rubbish at staying on. These stick on to fingers for example and once you have stuck them down they stay put although they will come loose in the bath and peel away but this is pretty much the only thing that makes them unstick and come away from the skin. They are also made really well and of a high quality. Sometimes when opening plasters they can split and tear and I have bought plasters before where half the box has been unusable but not with these as the backing comes away every time and doesn't rip the plaster underneath. The only problem with these plasters is that they are quite small. I know they are only for small cuts etc. but it would be nice to have a couple of larger ones big enough for a scraped knee for example. These are decent plasters for a good price. There are much cheaper ones to buy but these are high quality and are really cute for children and when they have hurt themselves it is nice to make a little bit of a fuss over them by having their own special plasters. I feel a bit sad my son is getting to that age now where he thinks he is too old for these but I personally think they ae great for younger kids.

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      10.12.2012 14:48
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      Perfectly adequate for small cuts

      I always keep plasters in the cupboard, I tend to have a stock of various sorts waterproof, breathable and those cut to size strips. The ones my daughter wanted this time were these Tesco monkey ones. At 80p for 30 not a fortune but dearer than the ones I normally buy from Home Bargains. The box is good quality in green with a picture of a monkey on the front. It tells us that these are childrens plasters and are water resistant, breathable and low allergy. Individually wrapped the sticky bit is clear with little pictures of monkeys on- they look really cute. The pack contains thirty assorted plastic not fabric plasters. To be honest there's not much variety they come mostly in small which are about an inch long with a tiny pad. The larger ones aren't much bigger maybe two and a half inches long again the pad is small. The plaster quality is good they don't rip when you tear them open. Ideal for small cuts and blisters but no good for grazes or knife gashes. Hence my stock of strip plasters. My daughter uses these mainly. She often has small blisters on her feet from her shoes rubbing. These plasters are okay for this although the padding seems thin it's adequate. When applied the plasters are sticky enough and they stay in place, although waterproof they aren't soak proof and will peel off in the shower. My daughter has sore skin on her thumbs were she picks at them again these plasters are adequate for the job but again do tend to get wet in water. I myself rarely need a plaster except on the occasions when I've sliced my finger whist chopping, these absorb the blood containing it inside the plaster. They stay on long enough to get on with what I'm doing but not when washing up- they get wet through. No one in the house who has worn one of these has suffered from a reaction to them. On removing, the plasters come off without tearing the skin off! I would recommend them for small cuts but they can't cope with anything bigger than a couple of centimeters or heavily bleeding cuts. 3 stars from me

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        24.07.2012 21:49
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        A good value practical purchase which is still fun to wear

        A cut finger required an emergency purchase of plasters during our Tesco shopping trip. My daughter choose these. Product The box contains 30 plasters and although it says assorted, ours only contained long and short thin plasters. To be fair that was all we really need and the design, see later, would look odd on a square one. Each plaster is individually wrapped . The plaster itself is clear with a three row mixed money pattern on it. While the pattern repeats, there is enough variation to make them interesting and distracted my daughter from the pain. The actual bandage part is white so is very visible and the monkey pattern on that stands out. Ease of Use Opening the individual plasters was very straightforward and there are arrows to show you where to open. I find with many of the patterned plasters they are very sealed in and it can be difficult to get them out. Not so with these which opened easily and in a good position for placing on a cut. The plasters have small holes in them, I don't really know what they are for but I'm guessing to let the skin breath. They go one very easily, stay on for an acceptable length of time and come off with little bother. They stayed on overnight which is always a good test. I must confess we always take plasters off in the bath or shower and had no problems or pain doing that but I can't say what it would be like taking off dry. Value for Money At 80p for a box of 30 plasters, I think this is very good value for money. The pattern was interesting for my daughter without being overly so and leading to unnecessary requests for them. They are significantly cheaper than many of the other patterned plasters and have two different sizes compared to the usual one. Summary I would buy these plasters again as they work as you would expect of a plaster, are relatively good value for money while still being fun and interesting for a child.

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        10.05.2012 00:19
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        A first aid essential!

        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: *Water resistant * Breathable * Low allergy It also advises that the box contains 30 assorted plasters and also translates the information into four other languages which are: * Czech * Polish * Slovak * Dutch 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 ********** My verdict 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.

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          20.04.2012 17:18
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          Great healing powers

          A must for my first aid boxes are childrens plasters, I love the fact that they make the injury so much better in an instant and so always make sure there are some available although nearly every time we go shopping my daughter finds new character plasters and convinces me to buy them so we never seem to finish a packet. These are available from Tesco as the name would suggest, they cost 80p for a box containing 30 plasters which to me seems really good value. The plasters come packaged in a green blue and white box displaying the name of the company and the name of the product, there is a picture of a cheeky little monkey on the front with some of the plasters you will find inside. It is stated on the box that these are water resistant, breathable and low allergy, on the back of the box is the following instructions "Clean and dry wound and surrounding area., remove plaster from wrapper, position pad over wound and press down the edges firmly without stretching. Change the dressing as required, at least daily. The plasters in the box are 3 different sizes which is good so you can use the correct size depending on the injury, the plasters are not all the same but each one of them features the cheely monkey off the front of the box in some way. The plasters are easy to apply and have two pieces of shiny paper on the back of them so that you can touch the underneath of the plaster as little as possible. The plasters stick well and last all day although my daughter must fidget alot in her sleep as they never manage to last a full night. When the plaster comes off the wound the skin underneath is fresh and not clammy and wrinkled like some plasters cause so you know that the claim that these plasters are breathable is accurate. The plasters also claim to be water resistant but I would called this splash proof really as they do not hold up much resistance to water. These plasters are great value and the cheeky monkey character on them is really cute, they are well worth the money paid since they can make any injury so much better in a second.

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