we've recently discovered our 3 year old daughter has an allergy to the adhesive used in standard band-aids. she had a minor scrape which she asked her grandmother to cover with a bandaid. after a few days, i peeked under the band-aid and saw it was scaly and bright red. thinking it needed to be cleaned, i took off the band-aid, cleaned it and applied first aid cream. she begged for another band-aid, so i covered the area with 2 band-aids going the opposite way of the original so they wouldn't touch the area. just a couple days later, the whole area was red and oozing yellow everywhere the band-aids touched her skin.
obviously, we know not to put band-aids on her anymore. however, she IS three and enjoys accessorizing with bandages occassionally. i know there are hypoallergenic tapes and the like, but most are plain white which is a far cry from her fancy dora band-aids. a friend said, when her daughter was in the children's hospital, they used that plastic "tape" that only sticks to itself and had a giant variety of colors and patterns. unfortunately, that stuff is a little on the expensive side for just dressing up her legs. does anyone have any ideas for us?