It's inevitable, especially with toddlers - someone is bound to get hurt! Just this past weekend at my son's third birthday, we had a toddler injured twice. Thankfully nothing major, but did require tissue, TLC and an ice pack.
With injuries, the secret is to stay calm, show love and react. Here are a few first aid tips that I had never heard of that people are raving about.
1. Remove a Splinter With Baking Soda
Don't try to dig a splinter out, make a paste of baking soda and water, cover with a bandage. After 24 hours you should be able to easily remove the splinter. If not, repeat paste and bandage. Read more about splinter removal at WikiHow
2. Create an Ice Pack with Rubbing Alcohol
Create a malleable ice pack for those unexpected injuries. Mix one part rubbing alcohol and three parts water into a Ziploc freezer bag.
3. Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea
Sore throats = no bueno. Too sooth those aching tonsils, glands, or whatnots, try milk, ginger, cinnamon, or good old fashion honey. Check out Sip and Om's recipe for cinnamon sore throat tea.
sore throat soothing
4. Bug Bites and Bananas
Peel a banana and place the banana peel, fruit side down on the bug bite to help with the sting or burn.
5. Stop Diarrhea with Rice Water
Does your little one have diarrhea? Make a batch of rice water to help soothe his stomach. Read Rice Water Recipe at Hub Pages.
-By Molly Thornberg
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