Cast Relief !
by Laurel Smith
Summer Vacation Rescue for
Kids Stuck in a Cast!
The only thing worse than
breaking your arm during the first week of summer vacation, is breaking
This was the fate of my daughter's
friend who had the misfortune of a horseback riding tumble during the first
week of summer break. Never mind that she wouldn't be able to go swimming
-- our little patient was dreading 6-8 weeks of hot, sweaty, smelly, itchy
cast torture! Fortunately, relief came quickly with
some fantastic products from CastCoverZ.
you can see the CastCoverz "Armz" - a soft, cool, stretchy material that
fits over her casts. She is pictured here in the design "Lots of Dots"
and at the top of this page in the "Rainbow Swirl". They come in lots of
colors for any discerning taste, and are functional as well as adorable.
Our patient loved that they not only looked cute, but they also "disguised"
her casts. Her mom liked that they not only protected the casts,
but they protected the rest of her house from the scratchy casts!
No more scratching up table surfaces or scuffing the furniture.
"I really liked the covers
because they came in a lot of designs, and people would not realize that
my arms were broken. It cut down on the questions about my arms.
They look cool and are fun to wear."
When you pair these with
the Bones Club t-shirt that she is sporting, then you've really got quite
an ensemble. As a mom, I didn't think a child this age would really
care that much about a t-shirt, but to my surprise the shirt has been well
received! In fact, her mother told me that as soon as she washes
it, it's right back on her again. She seems to be enjoying the special
notoriety from being a member of this exclusive club. There is also a free
Bones membership certificate that CastCoverZ offers on their website,
With her mom's help she also
tried to the CastShields to help keep her casts dry in the shower. She
had to be careful to make sure the fit was good, but they definitely were
preferable to the garbage bag with duct tape that they had been using.
the Holy Grail of her cast relief was the Cast
Cooler. This item provides such amazing relief that my daughter's
little friend couldn't say enough good things about it. Apparently this
product does everything it claims. One thing she wanted to note was to
be sure that you store your CastCooler carefully to keep the adhesive surface
clean so that it will continue to work well. She does this by setting
it inside it's plastic packaging after each use.
"I love the CastCooler
the most because it actually works! My cast doesn't smell, doesn't
itch, or feel sweaty. It is really easy to use at home. It feels
really good and the feeling lasts for a while. It is definitely worth getting!"
Next week, she is really
looking forward to using the DryPro at the beach. Even if her mom doesn't
let her swim in the ocean (a little hard with two broken arms!), it should
really help to keep waves from splashing her and keep all that itchy sand
out of the casts. UPDATE: Our little patient had a great time
at the beach! The DryPro kept the sand out of her casts and she was even
able to swim in the ocean and get tumbled around by some waves -- and her
casts stayed dry!
company was a joy to work with. Professional and efficient We highly
recommend them to anyone who needs some relief from their cast.
So, summer vacation is saved.
Where else can you get two thumbs up, even with two broken arms?
|Top 10 Things to do for
a Friend with a Cast
Get her a markers so people can sign her cast in many colors!
9. Make a
homemade Get-well card, or send a funny e-card to give her a laugh
8. Just hang
out and give some companionship - play some board games so she won't be
7. If it's
during school, carry her books
6. Buy her
a gift card to her favorite downloadable music store, or e-book store
5. Give her
a manicure or a pedicure
4. Break up
the monotony and boredom by taking her to lunch
3. Make dinner
for her family (Her mom is probably tired from all those doctors office
visits, especially the first week or so).
2. Order some
1. Get her
Update: May of 2012, my
daughter broke her thumb at gymnastics practice. Fortunately our
friend still had the Cast
Cooler which has been a lifesaver, or as we call it, "the Holy Grail
of cast relief!" We can't say enough good things about it!
Don't miss all the Printable
Car Games at Momsminivan.com
--Laurel (Road Trip Mom)
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