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A Summer of Firsts

This has been a summer of firsts for our family. I bought a house for the first time all on my own. My daughter, Olivia, went to her first Katy Perry concert and got her first job. My youngest daughter, Bridget had her first sleepover in our new house with her cousin, Avery. These are all momentous occasions for us, but there’s also the “small firsts” of summer that we can’t forget.

I captured images of Bridget’s first dip in my parent’s pool. It’s been so hot here that she’s been asking to go there for a swim almost everyday. She’s a funny girl because she won’t go in the water unless someone is in there with her.

John is always obliging to go in there with her and keep her company. I go in once in while, but mostly like to sit in the chair under the umbrella and watch the two of them play games and have fun.

Swimming in the pool is only one of our summer adventures. Bridget and Olivia are two athletic girls who enjoy spending time outdoors. We’ve visited the private beach near my parent’s house and they’ve zipped up and down the country roads on their roller blades with my mom and sister.

Another “first” that I can’t ignore is the importance of first aid. As a mom, I try to think ahead and prepare as much as I can for any potential mishaps that may happen. It’s pretty much inevitable that there may be some falls, bumps or bruises when kids are out being active. That’s why its so important to remember to bring a first aid kit with you when you are away from home.

In the past, it’s been a difficult task to pack a portable first aid kit that includes everything I need to treat minor injuries. For instance, how do you clean a wound without running water? It’s so important to clean a cut, scrape or laceration immediately whether you’re in the middle of the forest or a backyard barbecue. Wounds heal best when cleaned properly and you’ll also want to prevent infections.

A First Step in First Aid

Did you know that there is a product that cleans wounds without running water? Meet Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care, a unique solution of electrochemically treated saline for cleaning and healing wounds like cuts, abrasions, lacerations, etc. The non-sting formula is free of antibiotics, steroids and alcohol and contains a solution that mimics compounds found naturally in the body.

Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care is the first step in first aid.

It’s portable to easily fit in your purse or bag wherever you are heading and using it is really easy. Like I said, it needs NO running water to work its magic! Simply spray Puracyn on the wound, apply a bandage and continue on with your adventure. It will thoroughly clean the wound washing away dirt and debris without any need to touch or rub the skin. Easy peasy!

I also like it because it’s not messy to use. Ointments can be greasy and hurt to apply over top of a cut.

Puracyn would have been great to have last summer when I cut my foot on a clam shell in the river. Ouch! I had to wait till I got home to dress the wound which I know isn’t good to do!

Be prepared this summer for whatever life throws your way. You can find the 4oz. spray bottles of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care in the first aid aisle at Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreens and other retailers nationwide for an SRP of $14.99.

Have you had any occasions this summer when a first aid kit containing Puracyn would have been handy to have?

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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