January 03, 2013,
H.B. asks from Glenview, IL on June 29, 2008
Help! How Do I Get a Band-aid off of a Beloved Stuffed Animal?
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?
So What Happened?™
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.
D.L. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
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..
E.C. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
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
T.S. answers from Boston on March 25, 2010
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!
L.B. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
Try rubbing alcohol first and if that doesn't work Goo Gone definitely will (followed by a run in the washing machine).
C.C. answers from Raleigh on January 03, 2013
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!
K.H. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
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.
(liquid band aid is just slightly modified crazy glue)
S.H. answers from Chicago on June 29, 2008
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.
M.R. answers from Chicago on June 29, 2008
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.
L.E. answers from New York on July 07, 2010
Ive just had this same problem. I put eucalyptus oil all over the bandaid and it easily came off the fur!!
J.J. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
I actually just had the same thing happen to my son, the toe part at least. He HATES band-aids and wouldn't let me put anything on his cut. I finally started putting the product "new-skin" on the wound while he was sleeping and it immedietly started to heal. Not sure about the stuffed animal! You'll probably just have to pick it off as best you can.
M.H. answers from Chicago on June 30, 2008
I can't help with the animal either, sorry. However my 3 year old is terrified of bandages too.
I got the tattoo band aids, he happens to love "Cars" which these were. They don't look like band aids,they are a diamond shape, and they have his favorite characters on them. We call then stickers, which he loves. He fought a little bit the first time I did it but loves getting to pick the character and showing off his "stickers" (they are usually on his knees) he has even corrected moms in playgroup who called them band aids, "no their my stickers"
S.S. answers from Atlanta on November 04, 2011
We had a sticker on a plush toy and the suggestion of rubbing alcohol worked perfectly!