Turning #TearsIntoSmiles with Elastoplast

One of my favourite activities to do with the boys is to spend time outdoors. The fresh air works wonders for them meaning  they are noticeably calmer throughout the day and even seem to sleep better at night! My boys are mini whirlwinds and while being outside has it's obvious benefits, with all the running around. they can also be prone to bumps and falls. Elastoplast is celebrating outdoor play encouraging us to help turn tears into smiles with their #TearsintoSmiles challenge! Check out this beautiful little video... 

Outdoor play is essential to a child's development and that's why its so important that they are not discouraged when they do fall. We were sent some wonderful character plasters which my boy absolutely loved. His favourite was an Olaf one which he wore with pride after a little fall and showed it to everyone that would look! 

play brothers garden

Here are a few little tips and tricks I use to soothe my boys after a fall...
Distraction! My boys are obsessed with bubbles and have a little bubble machine which blows so many bubbles that they quickly forget any tears and carry on having fun! 
Cuddles! There's nothing better than a cuddle to turn those frowns upside down!
Plasters! Using a plaster with a fun design on helps to bring a bit of fun to the situation and if your little one is anything like mine, it will be worn with pride! 

This post is an entry for the BritMums #TearsintoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast. http://campaigns.elastoplast.net/plastermoments/uk

1 comment

  1. Great post. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanks for taking part