Turning #TearsIntoSmiles with Elastoplast

Friday, 12 May 2017

As you know, we love to get out and about. It's always great to get outdoors and blow the cobwebs away, especially if you've got little ones. If they spend too long indoors, they become like caged animals. I know mine do!

Like all children,  mine love to run and jump and climb whenever they can. I love to see the smiles on their faces when they're enjoying the freedom of playing outdoors.

Unfortunately, when they fall over, especially Dot, those smiles can quickly turn to tears. Elastoplast is celebrating playing outdoors and the freedom of playing outdoors brings to children, and turning tears into smiles when they fall down.

It's such a lovely video :) Falling over shouldn't make playing outdoors a bad experience. Here are a few of my tips for turning those frowns upside down:

Big hugs

Nothing helps to stop the tears better than a big mum or dad hug!

Do a little dance!

Sometimes, when Dot hurts herself at the park we do a little dance to stop the pain. It's a little bit like when you stub your toe at home, but with more jumping up and down and a few strange looks from other parents!

Tell off the inanimate object!

If Dot trips over on the path, it always makes her laugh if I tell the path off! She thinks it's very funny and on one occasion has told me that it needs to sit on the bottom step! 😂

Use funny plasters!

Seeing a plaster with a funny face on or a well known character can make everything all right again, just like Elastoplast's range.

I had no idea, but Elastoplast is nearly 100 years old!
Since 1924 Elastoplast has sold in six countries across the world: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Elastoplast products have been continually renowned internationally for their quality. 
Elastoplast is a worldwide brand that you and your whole family can rely on – they offer modern and high-quality solutions to the demands and small inconveniences of everyday life, like the little ones falling over!

Falling over isn't nice, but it is a part of growing up. With a few great tips to help turn those tears into smiles, playing outdoors can be a fantastic experience for children.

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

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. Great post and thanking you on behalf of BritMums for taking part

  2. It is rather amazing how a bandage can solve so many things as a wee one. I would need a life size, walking suit these days! Oh my... #KCACOLS <3

  3. This is lovely. I used to ell things off when my daughter hurt herself when she was younger too. She still loves character plasters too! #kcacols

  4. Telling off the object was my favourite as a child and a wet paper towel always works wonders for the children in my class!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.