Yesterday, Momtrends had the pleasure to attend the 125th Anniversary of Johnson & Johnson's First Aid Kit where we were able to learn more about this everyday essential as well as how it has evolved over the years.
What started as a product to help injured railroad workers in 1888 is now a staple filled with items like bandaids, gauze pads, antibiotic ointment and more. To learn more about this product, the event included a fun and informative history of Johnson & Johnson through old ads and even old first aid kits that used to be housed in tins, and are now located in the Johnson & Johnson museum in New Jersey.
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We also had the chance to create our own first aid kit with a base kit filled with products like Flexible Fabric from Band-Aid, Non-Stick Pads, Secure-Flex Wrap, Neosporin, and Benadryl's Itch Stopping Cream. J & J also set up a designated area where guests could pick out items of their own personal first aid kit such as those for the fashion maven equipped with Cynthia Rowley Band-Aid Bandages that we love and Band-Aid's Friction Block Stick as well as essentials for The Parent with Band-Aid Bandages featuring Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Monsters University as well as items for The Gardener, The Athlete, The Cook and the Jet Setter - all equipped with custom items that consumers can purchase at their local CVS, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Meijer to make their very own first aid kit.
When consumers purchase three of more first aid products - such as Band-Aid Bandages, Neosporin products, Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand First Aid products and Bendadryl Anti-Itch Products - they will give a donation to Safe KIds Worldwide, which will then be used to create Sports Safety Clinic Kids' Zones. Working together since 1987 to teach families about injury protection, this partnership has has enabled "Safe Kids to develop programs, conduct local clinics, do research, advocate for policy, place media and enhance an online presence for injury prevention messaging, including water safety, fire safety, bike safety, medicine safety, home safety and youth sports safety."
At the event, we also had the chance to meet and interview celebrity mom Maggie Gyllenhaal. As a mom of two girls, Maggie spoke about the partnership with Johnson & Johnson was a natural fit, and how as she has become a mom a key to both getting out of the house and being prepared (should injuries occur) is to be prepared and organized. She also spoke of some travel tips, and noted since she has traveled with her two girls on her own and noted, for the baby I would suggest wearing the baby, bring lots of shoes, taking off your shoes first, and to bring a stroller so that you can put your bags on it. She also noted that getting scraps, falling, and bumps "is part of growing" and that she doesn't 'freak out' when her kids get hurt. It was also lovely to hear more from this down-to-earth mom about her quest for balance within her work, travel, and her life as a mom.
Life with kids is going to mean that scraps, bumps and bruises will happen, and when that does occur it is comforting to know that you can have all of the essentials you need in one kit thanks to the Johnson & Johnson First KIt. Here is to the first 125 years, and many more to come!
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