Emergency situation with children: Falling down

 
Contributed by : Asha Lalwani   
Emergency situation with children: Falling down

Kids are curious individuals. No matter how much cautious you are, they are bound to fall and get an injury some or the other day. Maintain your cool and do the best that you can to comfort your child.

As your child is experiencing the new journey of walking, climbing and exploring, it is quite normal to fall down often. This may lead to mild bumps, cuts and bruises. You can treat minor injuries at home.


Be patient, without playing a blame game just focus on child’s injuries:

  • Dab the injured part of the body with an ice-pack
  • Try to distract the child with toys or stories
  • Change the environment to comfort the child
  • Let the child rest or sleep for a while
  • Watch the injury closely for the next 24 hours to ensure there are no unusual symptoms


Consult a paediatrician if:

  • The child vomits more than once after falling
  • Is not able to walk properly
  • Sleeps very often or finds difficulty in waking up



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