If you are a new parent, it can be daunting to know exactly what to do with a child who is sick or who has had an accident and hurt themselves. Do you call the doctor? Go straight to the hospital? Or is there anything that should be done instead? In this article, we will discuss some first aid tips for new parents that we find extremely useful. For more information and useful tips keep reading.
First Aid Tips For Bumps and Falls
If your child is at the age where they are able to crawl or walk, then bumps and falls happen a lot more frequently than you think. One of the first tips we recommend to parents would be not to panic. Most of the time if a child falls over, they don’t hurt themselves too much, however, if you react as if the fall was a lot worse it can startle the child and make them upset. If the child has a fall outside and they have given themselves a grazed knee or a small cut, then it should be cleaned immediately. It would beneficial to keep a first aid kit nearby for when incidences like this happen. You can visit MFASCO if you want a range of first aid options to choose from. This site also enables you to build your own kit up if you can’t find one that meets your requirements.
What To Do In The Event Of A Head Injury: First Aid Tips
If your child has fallen and got a bump on the head there are a few things you need to check first. You should look for any bumps or any cuts and if you find any, you should immediately clean them with an antiseptic wipe. This should then be followed with a clean damp towel placed over the wound to stop bleeding and an icepack should be used to reduce swelling. If the injury seems bad it would be best to go straight to the hospital. If there is no sign of serious injury, then you should monitor your child’s behaviour in case of concussion.
The signs of a concussion are:
• Excessive sleepiness
• Sore head
If any symptoms occur, then it would be best to go to the hospital. If you are worried about your child’s injury, then a call should be made to the hospital just to make sure they’re alright even if there is no sign of serious injury.
Tips On How To Treat Minor Burns
If you have a young child, you may find that they like to touch everything in your home. As much as you might keep sharp or warm objects out of your child’s reach, sometimes accidents can happen including burns. In the event of a child suffering from a burn, you should instantly run the burnt area under cold water to stop the burning process and minimise the chance of blistering.
Here is a more comprehensive list of childproofing mistakes and what you can do to prevent them to protect your child at home.
Follow these tips to make sure that your children are safe.
Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you have found these first aid tips for new parents useful.
*Please note if you are ever in any doubt over your child’s accident seek medical advice.
*This is a collaborative post.