Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ouchies Review and Giveaway....

When my kids get an owie, they always insist on a band-aid. It doesn't have to be a major owie either...even the slightest owie requires a band-aid to make them feel better. Oh, and a kiss from Mommy or Daddy, of course.

As my kids have gotten a little bit older, they no longer like the plain, boring band-aids. They want the ones with designs...Hello Kitty, Superman, Sponge Bob....you name it, they want it. The problem with these lovely looking band-aids, though, is that many aren't strong enough to hold up after a day or two, especially after getting wet. So we go through a ton of band-aids in a short amount of time, which costs extra money. I don't think there's ever been a shopping trip to Target where we have NOT had to buy new band-aids.

So when I was contacted recently by Ouchies to try their unique product, I jumped at the chance, just knowing my kids would love them....and I was hoping they'd be strong enough to endure my extremely active children.

Ouchies were developed by Ian Madover, a father himself, who was disappointed that the only bandaids available were just plain, boring beige bandages. He wanted something cool and fun....something that would allow children (and even adults) to show off their personality and style. Thus, the concept for Ouchies bandages was born.

When we received the packages of Ouchies in the mail, I immediately loved them! I even wanted to wear one! I received a box each of the "Teen-Ages Girl Bands" and "Teen-Ages Boy Bands" (the specially designed tin box is pretty hip, I think!). How cool are these??!!


Each box comes with 20 bandages. Both sets of girl and boy's bandages come in cool, funky designs, like Surfers, Girls Rule Tattoo, Blue Camoflauge with lizards and Dragon Tattoo.

The first one of my kids to receive an injury was Cole, of course. He was crying as I cleaned up the owie on his shoulder, a result of getting scratched by the family cat as he was trying to hold her. I pulled out the Ouchies and asked him, "Which bandage do you want?". All the kids went nuts...they each wanted one. And because I didn't want them all hurting each other on purpose just to get an Ouchie bandage, I let them each pick one.

Here are the boys modeling their Ouchies....

Even Ted E. Bear loves Ouchies....

I was very pleased that the Ouchies managed to stay on after the kids had a bath and into the next day, when they played in the sand at the playground. They're thicker than average bandaids and they are wider, as well.

In addition to the Teen-Age Girls and Teen-Age Boys bandages, Ouchies also sells a "Make Your Own" bandage, for kids who want to design their own bandages. They come with 3 markers (blue, red and purple) and the box has 5 different colored bandages (pink, orange, blue, yellow and purple) for the child to decorate.

They are currently designing a line of Mr. Men and Little Miss bandages.

Try them....you can either purchase Ouchies directly on their site (here) or at select retail locations across the US.

WIN them! The cool people at Ouchies have generously offered to give away 2 boxes to one of my readers!!

For your main entry for the giveaway, become a fan of Ouchies on Facebook by clicking here. Then come back here and let me know in a comment.

For extra entries:
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

-- Visit the Ouchies site (here) and tell me which bandage is your favorite
-- Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to my blog
-- Add yourself to my follower list (or let me know you are already following)
-- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave the URL of your tweet)

This giveaway ends on Saturday, July 25th at 9:00 pm PST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org. Please leave your e-mail in your comment if it is not listed on your profile.


43 comments:

Sadia said...

I love the pink camo. In fact, Ortopad makes eye patches for amblyopia in very similar patterns. They could coordinate their lines, and then kids could rock eye patches AND bandaids to match their shirts.

Tracy said...

Ok, I think this will count as three entries...

I am a follower of yours, I became a fan of Ouchies on Facebook, and my favorite bandage is the boy surfer. :)

Yaya said...

I just became a fan!

Yaya said...

I follow

Yaya said...

I like the design your own that comes with markers.

A.Marie said...

Hello there! I was browing through Entrecard sites, and I came across a blog about twins. I clicked on your name, and here I am! I love reading sites that feature twins; I am a twin, so I have a special love for all things twin-y! :)

Buckeroomama said...

Not entering the contest, but just chiming in to say that they look cool! We'll probably have lots of owies around here --imaginary and real, --if my kids know they get these every time! :)

Laura said...

Those little hulk-miasters are so cute!! Did I miss Bella sporting hers?

Jenny said...

I'm in the dark ages and do not use Facebook, but those are neat bandages!

The High Family said...

I just became of fan of Ouchies and YOU! ;)

The High Family said...

Hard to choose just one...I really like the surfboard ones. I can't wait to see the Mr. Men & Little Miss bandages!

The High Family said...

and yes, I am one of your faithful followers! (need my daily chuckle- thanks Helene!)

Awesome giveaway...thanks for the opportunity! :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, how cool!!

My kids would use any excuse to just wear one of those!!

Alicia said...

I am now a fan on FB! LOL

Alicia said...

My fave is the heart w/ the angel wings!

Alicia said...

I follow!

Alicia said...

Following you on Twitter, and here is my link to your giveaway!

http://twitter.com/aminyard7

The Lane Family said...

Not entering but I love this product and will be purchasing some. Aidan is always getting hurt or at least thinking that he is and this will be an awesome product!! I think he would like to design his own. Plus I love the fact that they are tougher in water and dirt!!

Heather said...

Those are great! The boys look so cute all together with their ouchies : )

Kathy B! said...

I love these, but I CAN NOT enter. My kids adore band-aids. I can not introduce anything else that would further their obsession :)

Hit 40 said...

I would love to have these band aids for the kids at school. They would adore them. I always keep a pile of bandaids in the drawer at work for the kiddos.

I checked out their site... I am unsure which bandaids had the skull and cross bones. But, these would be nice if I won.

Tiffany said...

I became a fan on FB, I am a follower, and I like the boy flames band-aid. ;-)

blueviolet said...

I'm an Ouchies facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65

blueviolet said...

I like the teenage boys skull bandaids!

blueviolet said...

I'm a follower!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I know 3 littles that would love these! And I'm a FB fan.

BTW, good cropping Helene.:)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I like the ice cream one, but can't wait to see the new olds.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I follow.

janice said...

I'm a fan now!

janice said...

Already one of your followers :)

janice said...

My favorite bandage is the Girls Doodle- so cute! But when they come out with Mr. Men and Little Misses, I'll be all over it!

Nancy said...

I became a fan of Ouchies on FB

Nancy said...

I'm a follower of yours.

Nancy said...

My boys would love the lizard camo ones or the dragon ones.

Morgan said...

I am a follower. Those are some cool bandages! My kids LOVE to wear band-aids!

Becca said...

I like the ice cream & cupcakes bandage!

Becca said...

I'm a follower of Ouchies on Facebook!

Becca said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Mama-Bear said...

I became a fan on Facebook. They are fun bandages!

Mama-Bear said...

How do you choose a favorite? I love the dolphin/tropical Ouchie and the cupcake Ouchies.

Janna said...

I'm a fan, now.

Janna said...

I like the cupcake ones! Reminds me of some fabric that I love.

Janna said...

I follow you.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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