I have always been a firm believer that children should spend a lot of time outdoors, growing up on a farm we were always outdoors, helping Mum and Dad or playing on the farm. As a Cub Scout leader I have always encouraged the Cubs to do lots of outdoor activities and when boys and girls are playing outsides there are always a couple of cuts and grazed knees to deal with. With my own children a kiss from me or their Dad was generally enough to calm them down and Luke would always insist on a plaster because he didn't like the sight of blood. I soon learnt that it was very useful to keep a few plasters in my bag as he would cry until his cut was covered. It's perhaps a good job these Elastoplast Star Wars plasters weren't available when he was younger or he would have found even more reasons to need a plaster!
With the Cubs I find one of the best ways to turn tears into smiles is distraction, telling off the stone that tripped them up or the branch that scratched can generally raise a smile, even from a very upset child.
I don't generally give the Cubs sweets however when we are outdoors on a walk or on camp it is always useful to have some sweets just in case someone falls as it can help distract them from the injury and they are soon off playing again.
These Star Wars and Frozen plasters are great and are bound to cheer up an injured child, they will be perfect to keep in my first aid box ready for any minor cuts and scrapes.
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This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast. I received the plasters for the purpose of this blog post.