Band-Aids.......

@ZephyrSun (7387)
United States
October 29, 2008 7:26pm CST
I never thought that with my last child I should buy stock in a company that makes band-aids. My other two did not have some sort of obsession with them but, the last one does I sent my husband to the store last month to buy band-aids they were on sale for .99 cents (limit 4) and we have offically opened the last box today. So in one month this child went through 3 boxes. Do you have a child that has to have a band-aid for everything? Does anyone know how to stop a child from thinking that everything requires a band-aid? This is very annoying that we go through more band-aids than anything else.
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@jillhill (37386)
• United States
30 Oct 08
My granddaughter had an obsession with them for a while...that's why I have three different kinds in the bathroom...she has gotten past it now so maybe in a couple of months yours will too.....she needed bandaids for everything! LOL...
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
30 Oct 08
LOL It sounds like a "typical" child thing. My other two never needed them unless blood was flowing. I'm thinking that if it doesn't pass I'm going to have to see how much Johnson and Johnson's stock is selling for
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
30 Oct 08
This would be a very good time to invest while the stocks a falling...in a couple of months I bet we see some recovery! LOL
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Yeah the stock market needs a big band-aid
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
3 Nov 08
My daughter went through a similar phase. Her bandaids had to have cartoons on them. Usually my lil Pony. Her I need a band aid thing didn't last too long though.It ended after a month or two on its own. Thank goodness. Hopefully it is just a phase.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't know how long phases go on but this one has been going on for about 6 months now. I hope I don't have to send band-aids to school for him next year because he uses too many of the schools lol
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Nov 08
My son went through a phase where he thought every little itty bitty boo-boo needed a bandage. My daughter has not gotten to that stage yet. Right now she is at the stage where she hates to get them put on her scrapes and scratches.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I hope that your daughter doesn't come to like them lol It's so strange my first 2 never wanted them, then this one wants them all the time.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I use to do this with my kids, but then it got crazy! They liked the cute bandaids with spongebob or something like that on them. I started buying plain old bandades and this helped stop the appeal. I also have the rule, no blood no bandaid!
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I think I'm going to have to enact that rule at my house. I didn't know that so many kids loved band-aids.
@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I know what you mean. When my 2 year old discovered the box of dora bandaids we had bought she had a boo boo 24/7 until they were gone. I think it took about 4 days and she had finally used the very last one. It is totally hilarious. I figure, it is something that brings them little moments of joy and makes them feel big and I love it. At one point she had 4 or 5 of them on in different places. I think I should have stock in them to!
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I wonder what kids find so entertaining about band-aids. It just seems so strange, I mean as an adult I'm not fond of pulling off the band-aid lol Kids are so silly, we had Batman and it took about 2 days to go through those 22 band-aids.
• Canada
30 Oct 08
My mother had a rule. If there's blood involved, or if the skin is broken, a bandaid and some disinfectent cream was in order. Bandaids, she said, were to keep bad things from getting under the skin, therefore broozes and aches, did not call for band-aids. Blisters might, if you want to keep them from breaking and becoming infected.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Your mom sounds like she ran a tight ship lol She had a great rule!