** I received a free product in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. **
We're a Hylands family, so, naturally, we are head over heels in love with their new product! Hylands 4 Kids Bumps 'n Bruises with Arnica is for kids, ages 2-12 but, since I bruise easily and have issues with my legs, thanks to RSD, I have been using this for myself. (So, I would add at least to age 41!)
You can find these handy, push up, ointment tubes exclusively at Target in the first aid section. Since it is part of the Target Made To Matter collection.
Hylands Bumps 'n Bruises is free of PABA, synthetic preservatives, fragrances, parabens, and dyes. It also comes in a tube made of paperboard that is 90% recycled. My kids giggle non stop when we have to pull out their "make everything better fast" sticks, thanks to the goofy Splat! faces on the tube. This is an added bonus for moms and dads since it is much easier to apply on a happy, giggly kid.
Hylands makes everything just a bit better to work with and they definitely outdid themselves with this product! My 5 year old and my 8 year old use their ointment sticks all by themselves sometimes! I almost wonder if my 8 year old daughter pretends she has a red spot on her arm or leg every couple of days, just so she can use Bumps 'n Bruises....
She is extra smiley here but her tiny scratch is visible so I know she actually needed it this time :) She actually had a fair sized red scratch, a few of them really. From what? We aren't so sure. Just one of those things that happens when she is outside with her brothers, playing soccer, army or jumping on the trampoline. So, she used her Splat! stick a few times and instantly said she wasn't more. Not to mention, the visible scrapes weren't very visible after the first application. (I think she rubbed it a little and made it look slightly red since she said it itched.) Which brings me to the next part we love! These "make everything better fast" sticks seem to take away the itching away. For Genevive, this is a big help because she is a scratchy kid and she has very sensitive skin. (She takes after her mommy.) We always have cortisone cream for her and I, but since we have had these nifty ointment sticks, the cortisone cream has been used much less.
Hylands Bumps 'n Bruises is formulated with Arnica Montana, which is the #1 homeopathic remedy for bruising and swelling. I do wish they sold this in a vat because my ankles, feet and legs get so swelled up, especially at night and in the mornings. But, I did notice that we have a lot less swelling when it comes to spider bites, mosquito bites, and whatever other critters are chewing on us at night. (Again, Genevive and I are the ones who get eaten alive!)
If your kids are always out and about and getting skinned knees, bitten by every bug known to man, getting scratches, skinned knees, stubbing toes, bumps, and bruises, grab a coupon for Hylands Bumps 'n Bruises with Arnica here!
I would love to know what you think so, please stop back or tweet me, and let me know if you tried this product and what you thought! (I promise, your kids will be so busy smiling and laughing at the fun Splat! character, applying the ointment is a breeze!)