I didn’t know I would be doing a Drypro Waterproof Cast Protector review and a blog about what to do with a kid in a cast on the beach, but unfortunately, I am. However, as you can tell by her happy popsicle-ladden face above, things turned out OK and this product ended up being the best thing to come out of a crappy circumstance.
So last week took an unexpected turn when Morgan broke her elbow at the playground. It was awful. One of those stupid, freak accidents on a last minute run to the park which resulted in a 3 hour doctor visit, and a full arm cast two days later.
It happened in the blink of an eye, within one moment of me turning my back to talk to a neighbor, she climbed up the ladder to reach the first monkey bar, slipped and fell on her arm.
I turned around to check on her, saw her start to slip, ran to catch her, but couldn’t. She went down in slow motion, me yelling, “Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!” in my head.
When I picked her up I knew. It’s a terrible feeling.
Of course, there is never a good time for this to happen, but the incident happened to fall (no pun intended) the week before we were going away for the weekend to stay at one of the historic Crystal Cove beach cottages.
If anyone has tried to reserve one of these cottages, you know, it’s not easy. You have to try to reserve them six months in advance and they sell out within like 10 seconds. So we got very lucky.
But now I had a three-year-old in a full arm hot pink cast. That + the beach is not an ideal combo. Mommy was a little stressed out.
My husband ended up buying this Drypro waterproof cast cover at a medical supply store by his office, which turned out to be AWESOME.
The cover is made out of a heavy duty latex with a vacuum seal, so literally nothing could get in that puppy.
My little one was so resilient and completely unfazed by her arm in the cast cover. She didn’t mention it or complain about it one time. She just went about her beach day as if she wasn’t wearing a waterproof oven mitt.
We used it mostly for protection from splashing and the sand, as well as for showering, and it was fabulous. I don’t know how it would do for swimming and full submersion in water, but for our purposes of protecting a child’s cast at the beach, it was perfect.
So if anyone lands on this page looking for a Drypro waterproof cast protector review, first off, I am sorry. Secondly, the product rocks.