No matter how hard you try to prevent it, your children are inevitably going to get hurt at some point in their lives. Whether it’s falling off their bike and scratching their knees, getting stung by a bee, or even breaking a bone, knowing what to do when your child gets hurt can make you and your child feel much better.
I know when I was a child I seemed to be accident prone. To this day I have scars on my knees because I fell on them so many times. In my left calf I also have a piece of pencil lead from when my brother stabbed me with a pencil and I refused to let my parents remove the lead. My favorite scar is on my inner thigh where I was bitten by a horse.
My grandmother’s cure for any and all ailments was to “put red medicine on it”. I’m not sure what red medicine actually was, but it smelly foul and rarely, if ever worked. Growing up wit the red medicine cure, my mom was at a loss as to what to do with all of my ailments when they occurred.
Now thanks to the internet there is a ton of first aid information at your fingertips. One website I found to help with childhood first aid concerns is Kids Health. The site has a rather substantial section on First Aid and Safety with instructions on what to do when your child gets hurt. The site covers everything from falls and frostbite to seizures and broken bones. The website also offers a good deal of safety tips for different events and holidays top help prevent your child from being harmed.
I don’t know that in an emergency situation checking out this website is the best idea. It can be a great place to look at now while you child is safe however so you have some idea of what to do should your child become injured.