A few days ago I wrote about how my 3 1/2 year old just started riding his big-boy bike with out ever using training wheels, and how fast he’s getting bumped and bruised.
It got me thinking about how I really need to get my act together here and get myself organized and ready for injuries.
I would describe my medicine pantry (aka top-shelf-of-the-linen-closet) as “non-organized chaos.” I’ve got everything I need up there – but…. Organized, it is not.
So when catastrophe strikes, I go to the cabinet and find what I’m looking for. But usually I have to rummage around for a few minutes to find the things I need.
And even then – I forget to grab something most of the time.
Often times don’t even *Think* about applying any ointments until I get the wound half bandaged. And even then, finding the ointment is impossible. We often-times would just finish bandaging and tell ourselves, ‘We’ll find it later…’ only to then forget.
What does this have to do with MRSA?
I’ve been pondering this MRSA stuff, and realizing that using SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel when caring for a wound when it happens can help protect my children from dangerous staph infections like MRSA. It just got me thinking about *how* I can get myself to remember to USE the cream each and every time I need to use a bandage for my boys.
So – recently, with the amount of times that we’ve needed some antibacterial ointment, like SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel, I’ve been storing the gel – INSIDE – the band-aid box.
I mean – they kind of go hand-in-hand. Band-aids and Antibacterial Gel.
Also not too far away is my SAFESKIN Kids Wraps – because my 1 1/2 year old, Ethan *hates* band-aids – so we have to wrap them up.
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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 31st, 2012.
I received compensation from Kimberly-Clark Professional in the form of a gift card and product samples to participate in this campaign promoting the SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Professional provided the gift card I am using as the prize in my promotion.