Questions tagged [injury]

Questions regarding dealing with child's injuries.

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Do mild facial scars (from fingernail scratches) on a young child fade?

I have a 4-year-old whose younger sibling scratched her on the face, leaving a minor "gouge" mark. It's been a couple of months since the incident, but the mark is still visible; the edges are very ...
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Advise on brushing teeth after a fall for my 2 yr old

My two year old is usually reluctant to brush teeth. Yesterday he fell down and wounded his bottom lip. Now he has a cut mark on the lip and there is a bit of a bump on the lip in the surrounding area ...
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How can I be more sympathetic towards my children when they are injured?

I have a 3-year-old son who throws tantrums a lot. I told him not to stand in front of the door as someone may open from the other side and injure him. Someone really opened the door and the door ...
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Deep cut in index finger of 19 months old baby - how to re-bandage?

My 19-month-old baby while playing had a deep cut in her left hand index finger. Her pediatrician dressed her finger now and didn't administer any tetanus injection, as she had already been given ...
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My six-month-old son is trying to sit up and crawl. I'm scared of the potential for an injury

My baby boy is 6 months old and he can sit up but loses his balance sometimes and when he tries to crawl he half crawls. He will crawl just a little then jumps forward and will hit his head/face and ...
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Why do kisses stop a child from hurting?

Whenever my son gets a minor injury (scraped knee, stubbed toe, bumped head, etc.), the fastest way to get him to stop crying is to kiss wherever he got hurt. It almost always immediately stops the ...
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Should I allow my child to participate in dangerous sports?

When should a child be allowed to take part in "dangerous" sports or activities? I'm thinking of letting my son try motocross when he's "old enough" - but when is that, when is a child old enough to ...
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How to use Band-Aids for childhood injuries?

I'll use the term Band-Aids, despite it being a brand name for adhesive bandages. I know they're not used solely by parents, but this question came to me because of parenting. My son is reaching an ...
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Will treats after a fall promote self-inflicted injuries?

My daughter had gotten a bump on her head and I read online to ice it and give them a treat while you are icing their head to distract. I didn't do a treat because I didn't want her to think that to ...