This past winter my hubby did something a bit clumsy and fell when going down the steps at our house. It was the night before a major holiday so he was pretty much stuck at home with a sprained ankle to take of himself unless he wanted to make a trip to the ER. He did not. He ended up watching some YouTube videos on what he needed to do to treat it. The big revelation of the incident was that we discovered we didn't own any type of compression bandage. We didn't have anything for us adults and nothing for our kids either. Our oldest son is almost 9 and it made me realize how fortunate we've been that we've gone as long as we have without incident. It's not that our kids aren't active I think we have just been lucky. Then last week my daughter starts hobbling after gymnastics class and tells me she twisted her ankle in class and that her teacher told her to put ice on it. I was so thankful at that time that we finally had something to help with her minor injury. Fun Wraps had sent us a couple of their compression bandages for kids for my family to use.
Fun Wraps are compression bandages designed for kids. Kids love fun colors and designs and when "showing off" their injuries Fun Wraps can make it more fun for them. They're also great for kids because they're easy to use with a velcro closure and no pins or clips. They offered in fun patterns, but the still provide the serious support needed. Compression wraps are great to help reduce swelling and provide compression to ankles, wrists, knees and elbows. They can also be used to help secure cold and hot packs to the injury. The bandages are 48" long and can actually stretch to over 8 feet although I didn't test that myself.
Fun Wraps are latex free so they should not cause any skin irritation with normal use. They don't stick to your skin or hair. Fun Wraps are also easy to use. They are made with a starter loop that you can insert the injured limb into and you wrap upward around the injured area with even pressure. You want to make sure that you are wrapping it tightly but not so much that it cuts off circulation. You then fasten it with the easy to use velcro closure. Note that the bandages are not meant to be slept in and that you should still see a professional if the pain or swelling persists.
The Fun Wraps are best washed by hand and they store easily rolled up in any first aid drawer or kit. I recommend having at least one on hand so you are better prepared than my family was earlier this year and they're reusable so you know you'll always be covered. You can buy them now at Target.com, Duane Reade and Meijer.
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Disclosure: Confessions of a Frugal Mind received this product for free for the purpose of a review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine. COFM is not responsible for prize fulfillment.