Seven of the Most Common Kids’ Injuries and How to Deal With Them

Kids love exploring, and they don’t really have a sense of danger, and that is why they often end up in trouble. Parents constantly worry about their children’s wellbeing and safety, but accidents happen. Just because your little one has hurt themselves, you should not consider yourself a bad parent. You simply have to learn how to deal with kids’ accidents and put precautions in place. No child is a hundred percent safe, therefore, you have to be prepared for minor injuries to happen.

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1.      Sunburn

When you are on vacation, you will do everything to keep your children safe. When they play outside on the street or in their friend’s house, however, it is harder to keep an eye on them. Kids can get a sunburn even in schools. While some nurseries and schools advise parents to give their kids a sunhat and put on sunscreen, weather conditions are not easy to predict. If your child suffers from sunburn, you need to use after sun lotion. Avoid giving them a bath for a few days, and keep an eye on them, to make sure they didn’t suffer a sunstroke as well.

2.      Electric Shock

Kids like playing with toys and machines, and even touching the switch with wet hands can cause an electric shock. You need to lay them down and keep an eye on them for a while, to make sure they are ok. If they show a sign of shock or look unconscious, it is time to call the ambulance, just in case. Tell your kids about the danger electrical devices pose, and don’t let them operate them until you are confident that they can stay safe.

3.      Bike Accident

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Kids often fall off the bike and injure themselves. The most important thing you need to do is make sure that there are no fractures. Bruises and cuts can be treated using your first aid kit, but make sure you disinfect the affected area first. If your child has suffered a bike accident due to the careless behavior of a motorist, you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer who can get you a compensation and make the guilty party take responsibility for their actions.

4.      Falling Off Stairs

Kids run everywhere, and they love taking two or three steps at a time. If they happen to fall off the stairs, you need to check them out for signs of concussion which can be dangerous at an early age. Always call your healthcare provider or emergency services, to make sure there are no injuries that are invisible to the eye and can affect your child’s future.

5.      Poisoning

Small children try everything, and can easily get poisoned. They might eat a plant or try a pill from your medicine cabinet. Always lock your dangerous medication away, and don’t leave them within reach. The same applies to alcohol and cleaning products. Bleach can cause long term injuries when swallowed. Keep your chemicals, drugs, and other dangerous substances locked away at all times.

6.      Choking

Kids, especially babies and toddlers have a habit of putting everything in their mouth. It is best to keep an eye on them all the time, but even one minute without supervision can be dangerous. Learn some simple first aid methods and use them on your child, if you suspect they are choking because they swallowed something. It is always best to get an X-ray done to make sure there is nothing obstructing their airways.

7.      Bites

If your child is bitten by a dog or an insect, you need to make sure you are dealing with their injuries immediately. If you know the dog’s owner, you should ask for their vaccination records, but if not, it might be time to visit your local clinic for a checkup. Insect bites can swell up, and you might find out that your child is allergic to bees or wasps. If the bite becomes red and inflamed, you need to seek urgent medical care.

 

Kids have a habit of getting into trouble. They are curious, and like copying adults. Teach them some basic safety guidelines and expect them to ignore them until the first accident. Keep them safe by locking away dangerous items, such as sharp knives and medicine. Learn some first aid methods that can potentially save their lives when they get into trouble. Take on a parenting course, if you believe you worry too much, and learn how to deal with minor injuries yourself.

 

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A small guide to picking the right trampoline

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Let’s be honest, how many of us did not dream about a trampoline when we were children? Trampolines always provide a great fun and most people probably did not forget about them even after growing up. Luckily for you, being a grownup means that you can make all your dreams come true.

Buying a trampoline is not that absurd and if you have children there is a big chance that you will be buying something that will turn into one of the most pleasant memories of their childhood. Alternatively, it is also a great way to make sure that your kids will play outside instead of spending their day surrounded by electronic devices.

When you think about buying a trampoline, you should know that there are more aspects that you should take into account. There are several important factors and each one can help you make a decision. Let’s see what you should know when you choose a trampoline.

Make sure that it is safe

The endless hours of fun are definitely worth investing some money, but it is vital that your purchase won’t end up producing more harm. In this case, it is not a good idea to think about getting the best deal, since there is a great chance that cheap products are also pretty dangerous.

Paying a bit more for a trampoline is actually wisest, since there have plenty of accidents related to them. If you choose something that does not have the right quality someone might end up injured, and you want to avoid that at all costs.

For a trampoline you can usually pay between $300 and $2500. Obviously, the price also takes into account the size of the trampoline, but it is also a clue for its quality.

Other factors

The best trampoline must combine functionality and a visually appealing design. For example, when it comes to the material it is important that your trampoline comes with durable ones that will last a lot in time. You might be tempted to get a cheaper trampoline only to discover that you have to replace it just a few months later.

The color can also be important, although this is not something vital. Before buying a trampoline you should make sure that you will pick a color that is appreciated by all the members of the family. If you are worrying about the aspect of your yard, you can choose something that matches the colors of your house.

You can also try asking your children about it, after all they will be the ones that use it the most so you should make sure that they enjoy it. If you are willing to make them happy be prepared for some bold color options as well.

The weight capacity is also something that you will need to consider. Think about how many people will use the trampoline. If you have more children you might want find a trampoline that accommodates more weight.

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