Parenting

The Surprising “Tool” That Can Bring You From Ordinary Dad to Super Dad

It's a multi-use problem solver.

Lovely father teaching son riding bike at park. Happy father helping excited son to ride a bicycle a...
Shutterstock

Let’s be honest: We all want super dad status, right? We want the mug, the T-shirt and the commemorative wall plaque. And sure, you could try the obvious routes — massive outlays of cash, attempts to get autographs from pro athletes, straight up bribery. But we’ve got a better way. It’s a super secret (almost) all-in-one tool that will take you from ordinary dad to Super Dad quickly, and for a whole lot less money. It’s T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel. Yep, you read that right. This gentle, clinical grade witch hazel is the multi-use problem solver for your nose to your toes and everywhere in between — and it will have your kids bragging about you to anyone who will listen (only a slight exaggeration). Here are 5 things you can do with 100% natural, genuine witch hazel to elevate your status immediately.

Dirt Fighter

Kids are gross. Ok, let’s back that up. Kids can be gross. All that exploring, climbing, and digging who-knows-where — it can lead to a lot of dirt and grime. Cleanse those grubby mitts and mugs with witch hazel to remove dirt, oil, and impurities gently and effectively without over drying. It’s just one reason T.N. Dickinson’s has been a medicine cabinet essential since 1866.

Sunburn Soother

Yes, we all know kids need to be slathered with buckets of sunscreen when they’re playing outside. But who among us hasn’t forgotten to reapply right on schedule? Sometimes you’re simply having too much fun with them on the trail, the lake, or the basketball court. When your kids get a little too much sun, use witch hazel to soothe and care for red, irritated skin.

Boo-Boo Eliminator

Pro tip: Next time you’re tempted to tell your kid to “walk it off,” grab the witch hazel instead. In their eyes, you’ll basically become Super Dad, M.D., stepping into action. Involve them in treating the boo-boo by asking them where it hurts or if they’d like to help clean it. Then distract them and make them laugh. For example, when they scrape a knee, clean it and cool it with a soft witch hazel cleansing cloth and then ask them if you should put the bandage over their eye. Cracks ‘em up every time.

Hemorrhoid Helper

Ok, admittedly this one isn’t directly for the kids. But if you’ve ever suffered from hemorrhoids (yes, men get them too) you know how hard it is to be the Fun Dad when you’re walking around in real discomfort. Whether you lifted a little too heavy at the gym, skipped a few too many fruits and vegetables, or spent too long on the toilet, hemorrhoids are a huge bummer. (Get it?) Treat the symptoms gently with cooling natural relief from T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel Hemorrhoidal Pads. You’ll feel better, you’ll be more fun, and you’ll be a little more willing to act as your kids’ human jungle gym.

Face Calmer

It’s hard to be a Super Dad when you’re not looking your best or you’re dealing with itchy stubble. Witch hazel is the perfect aftershave care, especially if you’ve got nicks, cuts, or razor burn. It gently soothes while clearing your pores of dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping away essential moisture. You know the old saying: “When you look good, you feel like a better dad!” (That’s how that saying goes, right?)

From abrasions and bug bites to blemishes and sunburn, T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel provides natural, effective cleansing and first aid relief for everyone in your family. Keep it handy so you can fly in and save the day every day. Cape sold separately.