Nexcare Waterproof Bandages Review and Giveaway

This time of year we spend a lot of time outside.  Our winters are long and cold here, so when the weather finally turns nice, we can hardly stay inside. The kids love roller-blading, riding bikes, swimming, and running around.

Roller Blading

But, along with the fun comes the occasional skinned knee and stubbed toe.  Ahhh, summertime.


I was recently contacted by Nexcare Bandages to try some of their waterproof bandages.  We go through bandages like campers go through s’mores, and I thought some of you might be in the same boat, so I decided to try them and let you know what I think.

Nexcare Waterproof Bandages

If my kids aren’t swimming, they’re getting dirty in the sand or mud and then washing off in the tub.  I feel like I should buy stock in bandages for how many we go through!

I think part of the problem is how easily the bandages fall off when they get wet.  With the kids constantly swimming, sweating, and bathing, it’s a tough job for a bandage to stay put!

Nexcare Waterproof Bandages have a 360-degree seal which provides a protective barrier to keep out water, dirt, and germs.  They came up with some pretty hilarious videos to make the point that their bandages are tough!

Check out the “Nexcare Nana” in this dramatized product test and see how her bandage handles getting blasted with a full-pressure firehose…

In another dramatization, Nexcare Nana’s bandage also has no problem with dirt or germs…

So what did I think?  I was impressed.  My son scraped his knee the other night when we were mini-golfing.  The next day I took him to our neighbor’s pool, and I put one the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages on his sore before he went swimming.  It was easy to apply, and it stayed on very well.   I recommend gently pressing all around the clear adhesive to ensure a proper seal.

Nexcare Waterproof Bandages Stay Put

I didn’t say anything to him about my testing the bandage except that I wanted to take a picture of the bandage on his leg.  The next thing I knew he was in the pool yelling out to me, “Hey, Mom!  This thing really stays on!”  There you have it.  Nexcare Bandages even impressed my 9 year old. :)

Nexcare Waterproof Bandage

I was curious to see how long it would actually stay on, and was pleased that it not only made it through playing and swimming, but was still holding tight the next day.  Most bandages would have been long gone, especially being used on the knee!  I love how flexible the material is so it’s not uncomfortable or pulling on his skin.

3M products have been trusted by doctors and nurses for over 60 years.  Check out 3M Nexcare Waterproof Bandages and keep out the dirt, water, and germs.  Follow them on Facebook for all the latest information and deals.

Head over to to view other Nexcare Nana videos and nominate someone special in your life that is as daring and tough as Nexcare Nana in the Tough-as-Nana Sweepstakes, for a chance to win one of three trips.

How would you like to try some?

I’m teaming up with Nexcare Brand to give away 5 boxes of Nexcare Waterproof Bandages to three winners!

Nexcare Waterproof Bandages

How do I enter?

Simple!  Just use the Rafflecopter entry form at the end of this post to enter.  Log in using your email address or Facebook account.  Worried about spam?  No problem.  I hate spam as much as you!  Your email will simply be used to contact you if you win – nothing else!

(If you are reading this post via email or RSS, you’ll need to enter in the post here.)

The Fine Print:

  • Three winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter to win 5 boxes of Nexcare Waterproof Bandages each.
  • Products will be shipped to the winners by Nexcare Brand Products.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway begins Wednesday, June 18, 2014 and ends Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Winners will be e-mailed and announced here on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
  • Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I was given product samples and compensated in exchange for a review of this product.  I never recommend products to my readers that I do not use in my own home.  My opinions are 100% my own and I was not influenced to offer a positive review.  If I don’t like a product, I won’t ever recommend it to you.  See my full disclosure policy here.



  1. Kate says

    My favorite summer activity is eating lots and lots of fresh berries and peaches. Yum!!! Although, like you, much of my time is spent putting bandages on skinned knees, however in my case most of them are going on my husband’s knees after church softball games. :)

  2. Sasha says

    My favorite summer activity is playing co-ed softball. I look forward to it every year. My kids they love swimming, in the pool about everyday. My daughter has had a few ruff days lately, she has somehow hurt herself daily. I found one of her bandages on the floor, yuk!

  3. says

    Summer is the time to fire up the grill for me. My favourite is to spend time with my friend in the backyard grilling some red meat and vegetables, drinking beer, joking and laughing. These are the loveliest and most memory-making moments of the year for me.

  4. says

    Our favorite summer activity is to play in the pool and have bbq’s. We have a long, cold winter here in MN, so we don’t need any coaxing to get outdoors.

  5. Brandy says

    I love playing at the pool with my kids. They have SO much fun. I may be exhausted at the end of the day, but they never seem to be. And there’s always grilling and fresh fruit involved. Awesome summer days.

  6. Patricia says

    We love going to the beach. When we can’t go there we stay home and play in the pool. Florida is hot… playing in water makes it better!

  7. Felisha Walker says

    My favorite summertime activity is getting outside with the kids! Bike riding, splash pad, walking the greenways, basketball, football, cheerleading!! You name it!! We love it… oh… did I mention the Water balloon fights?!

  8. Diane says

    Playing with my grandsons! They both can use only Nexcare bandages due to sensitive skin and waterproof is the best!

  9. Naomi says

    I love Nexcare waterproof bandages. I’m an electronics technician and gardener…I find myself in the need of bandages that are tough and waterproof quite frequently. These are awesome and virtually invisible!

  10. Elsa Cisneros says

    Favorite summertime activity is sitting outside in my covered patio, reading a book while my two little dogs play in the yard. 80 degree weather plus a southwesterly breeze makes it perfect!

  11. Cairn says

    My kids would say their favorite summer activity would be swimming, but I would say mine is quite time reading a book! :)

  12. Pat h says

    I’m a farmer and spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer and use a lot of bandages. The waterproof ones are great!

  13. candice says

    Our current favorite summer activity is our local ‘Tour de Playground’ with our playgroup friends. We go to a different park each week.
    But, I also can’t wait until the kids are old enough to go camping and swimming!

  14. Jessica C. says

    My favorite summer time activities are camping and archery. These are both family activities in our house.

  15. Julie says

    My favorite summer activity is going bare foot outside! Love not having to wear shoes and feeling the cool grass on my toes!

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