Something that is inevitable in kids is accidents. They happen any place, anywhere. Probably even a padded room. My kids could fall over their own feet at a moments notice, seriously. Sometimes I think they do it on purpose, right at the time you have just sat down after cleaning the house, as your butt hits that sofa,
Sometimes I think they do it on purpose, right at the time you have just sat down after cleaning the house, as your butt hits that sofa, someone, somewhere will need you to kiss it better.
So I have been given the chance to work with Elastoplast and Britmums to show other parents how we deal with bumps and scrapes and turn tears into smiles
So we made a video, we love vlogging over on our family vlog channel, so we only thought it appropriate to show you in the same format.
Here is the rundown.
Firstly, watch this awesome video from Elastoplast. I actually really love this video, it sends a really nice message and you can really feel the love they put into it.
Here is my go to list of things to have around the house, for the just in case moments.
1 Always Always ALWAYS have a constant supply of plasters, this is where Elastoplast helps as far as making the plaster more appealing. Not only do they serve a purpose, but they look pretty awesome too. Have different designs and sizes, because you never know when you might need to break out a plaster.
2 Some sort of antiseptic cream. We use Drapolene because my mum did, obviously and because it’s pink and the girls love it.
3 Next is important for the summer months. Bite and sting relief spray and or cream. Essential to stop the sting and help calm your little one. Counting down until they feel the pain ease off can be helpful too. It distracts from that nasty pain and gives them something to focus on.
4 We call it a ‘bashy’ but it’s some sort of cold compress that you keep in the fridge at all times. A bag of frozen peas with a tea towel is also great. This helps with bumps, it will reduce any possible swelling and ease the pain just enough.
5 Next are wipes. We use toilet wipes because they are flushable and they are water based. They don’t tend to cause any further stinging or discomfort but they are still moist enough to clean up properly.
6 Lastly and most importantly is a distraction. I cannot express how much distraction will help when it comes to calming your little one. Whether it be a favourite toy or food, this will help to quickly take the attention away and give them something else to focus on. Find out what we use in our video 😉
So that’s it. I know oh too well how much you want to bundle them up and keep them from the little bumps of life, but we have to let them be kids and enjoy the world around them. Making sure you are prepared for any and all occasions is what us parents do best.
Check out my video below, where we demonstrate what we do when a bump occurs. Enjoy.
Now go have fun!!!!!!!