Spring Sports Safety Guide
It’s finally here! The delightfully comfortable temperatures and the increasingly longer days you’ve craved ever since the first day of Winter reared its ugly head into your pleasantly satisfying existence. While life continued during this disagreeable season, the sunshine has made a striking return, bringing with it flowers, fresh air, and one of my favorites, Spring sports.
Kid Tips for Spring, Better Get Some Hydrocortisone Cream!
As a mother of 3, I am continuously involved in extra-curricular activities. And like many mothers juggling multiple tasks, I have learned to appreciate having a plan of action in place to conquer the day effectively. Part of my strategy includes being prepared for accidents. I mean, can’t we all agree that most children seem to be regularly involved in some sort of mishap? As parents, we experience accidental discomforts that need to be quickly and efficiently taken care of. When the world seems to be falling apart in their eyes, we have one purpose, and that’s to calm their fears and mend any pains as quickly as possible.
Spring Sports Quick Tips
So! For this Spring sport season, I thought I would share some care tips in the event of any unfortunate incidents.
In any instance where accidents are possible, it is always best to be prepared with a first aid kit that will handle minor situations. Our children’s care and comfort is top priority and while Spring is the beginning of warm weather and sunshine, it is also a time to be cautious of outdoor accidents. Have fun! Enjoy life! And Be Safe!
- 1. Cut or Scrape: In case of bleeding, press firmly with a clean cloth and rinse under warm running water. If the skin is broken, use over the counter antibacterial ointment to prevent infection, then cover with a bandage.
- 2. Nosebleed: In the event of a nosebleed, DO NOT lean the head back. Lean the child’s head forward and pinch it without checking for a minimum of five minutes. If bleeding is persistent, call your doctor.
- 3. Splinter: Use soap and water to wash the affected area. Using tweezers that have been cleaned with alcohol, pull out the splinter and then clean the area like you
- 4. Insect Bite or Sting: In the event of an allergic reaction (trouble breathing, swelling, coughing, hoarseness), call 911. For less serious situations, use a cold compress on the area and then apply hydrocortisone cream.
Blog by LB 2017
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