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Help! How Do I Get a Band-aid off of a Beloved Stuffed Animal?

Hi Moms,

I had the brillant idea of putting a band-aid on my 3 year old son's beloved stuffed animal to show him that it does not hurt and will protect his wound. Not only did he not buy into the idea, now the band-aid is stuck on the stuffed animal in a spot and I do not know how to get it off. This, of course, is his comfort object whom he sleeps with and whom I need to be very gentle with b/c she is sooooooo important to our family.

As a side note, he stubbed/cut the top his big toe several days ago and I am keeping it clean but he keeps re-injuring it b/c he won't let me put a band-aid on it to protect it. It also is bleeding all over my house! Any suggestions?

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I love this website, thanks for all the good advice! The rubbing alcohol worked to get the sticker off the stuffed animal and I also used the "new skin" liquid bandage on his cut while he was sleeping (which I feel a little guilty about) and just blew on it for about a minute to cut the sting.

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Try rubbing alcohol first and if that doesn't work Goo Gone definitely will (followed by a run in the washing machine).

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I am unsure if you can put it on young children, but the product, Second Skin, is a liquid bandage. It stings for a second when you apply it, but it DEFINITELY works!
Hope this helps..

Rubbing alcohol Is what I have used to get the adhesive off my skin after my C-section- it will not leave a lasting residue on stuffy. As far as the toe goes how about liquid bandage or new skin it will sting for a minute but should protect him and your house for at least a few days or you can try a styptic pencil that men use for cuts when shaving I hope those help. Good luck

Thank you for asking this question! I kept meaning to try and find a solution for this problem (the band-aids on a beloved animal) and kept forgetting - this was EXACTLY what I was looking for! The band-aids pulled right off! I hope all worked out well for you too!

Try rubbing alcohol first and if that doesn't work Goo Gone definitely will (followed by a run in the washing machine).

this just happened to us today, my 3 year old put a bandaid on his teddy after he was hurt, kind of after my suggestion to put something on it...it was stuck on good, I put nail polish remover directly on the bandaid which was already wet just from water...it came off like magic super fast and easy!

no help with the stuffed animal, sorry. but as for the toe - my husband is an MD, and swears by putting a thin layer of crazy glue over the kids superficial cuts if they won't wear a band aid - it forms a protective layer over the skin, and wears off after a couple of days. you just obviously have to be careful of what they come into contact with till it dries.
good luck.

(liquid band aid is just slightly modified crazy glue)

I'm not sure what to do about the band-aid on the stuffed animal, except to maybe try to wash it? If he'll let you, tie it in a pillow case and see if that gets the spot off.
About the toe, have you seen that liquid band-aid? It puts a protective "coating" (for lack of a better word) over the wound. Then he won't have an actual band-aid, but it will be protected from re-injury and no blood on the carpet/furniture.
Hope this helps.

Goo Gone is good at getting stickers off of clothes (usually after they've accidently gone through the washing machine). It might help. You can probably find it at Target or Walmart - it's a brown oily liquid sold in a small bottle.

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