My baby (6 months) cut her finger on a jagged piece of a baby changing table yesterday. I feel terrible, I panicked and didnt wash the cut or put antiseptic on it as I had a bit of anxiety attack about it. Now it looks a bit red and sore. I dont know what to do now, is it too late for antispetic or is that not appropriate for a baby?
I am feeling a bit panicky and guilty and not sure what I should do?
Antiseptic will be fine. Is it just a small cut, but looks a bit sore? As long as it isn't gaping open (which I guess it isn't or you wouldn't be here would you, you'd be at a&e) but I would be temted to pop a plaster on it so DD doesn't put the cream coated finger in her mouth. Won't do her any harm if she does, it just won't taste very nice. And don't worry, we all panic!
The redness in the first 24 hours is absolutely normal (inflammatory response) just clean it and pop a plaster and keep an eye. The redness should go by day 3. Obviously as people have said before if it starts oozing pus then seek help but sure it will be fine
Please don't feel stupid, I'm sure we've all been there at some point. When its your own child (PFB or not) you do tend to flap a little. I'm first aid trained and freaked out when my son split his chin open. I sat him on my knee and cried for a few minutes before ringing my dad and asking him what to do!
Have you sorted out he changing table so it doesn't happen again?