The kid already calls every monkey "Bobo," so we've been fighting the use of "boo-boo" and "owie" and other kidspeak. But now that she officially scrapes her knees and gets slideburns across her face, we needed something. So just now we tried "wound," and I have to say, I highly recommend it. She loves saying it, it's unexpected, and it's an actual adult word, which is always funny to hear coming out of a baby's mouth.
On a darker note, the latest scrape was getting redder, so I put some Neosporin and a Band-aid on it last night before putting her to bed. Big mistake. She totally freaked out over the Band-Aid, launching into a terrified jag of crying that haunted her sleep for a couple of hours. It was an even scarier than the sound of packing tape [which is weird, too, because I thought she'd love getting taped up into a box and stuff...go figure.]
Meanwhile, most character bandages scare me; all the usual mass media suspects--Spiderman, Barbie, Dora, Elmo, Spongebob, &c.--are off limits, and I'm not finding a lot out there I want to live with. There's a "resealable Boo-Boo Box!" from The Wiggles, which doesn't help our kidspeak efforts one bit. Otherwise, all I see (on Amazon, anyway) are some Stars&Stripes [Band-Aid and generic], some latex-free strips in pink or blue [as if], or a 6-pack of Nexcare/3M solid color strips [or a whole case of neon, which is a buttload of bandages.]
Otherwise, at Drugstore.com, they have gay pride bandages [even if they don't think they do], Veggie Tales bandages, and Bandshades in a variety of non-white skintones, which I admit, I'd never thought of, but which makes all the sense in the world.