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How do you soothe your child when they are hurt etc

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user1482502595 Fri 23-Dec-16 14:35:10

Like any child my 3 year old falls over and gets scrapes etc from time to time.

We have a green first aid kit at home that has bandages, plasters etc in it. The problem is my DD finds the box scary. To be honest it looks very medically and not child friendly at all. I think this makes the whole experience worse.

Has anyone ever tried to make their first aid kit more child friendly and less scary?

How do you soothe them - I thought about getting stickers that might help.

ineedamoreadultieradult Fri 23-Dec-16 14:40:27

Unless the wound is the sort that needs immediate attention like it is gushing blood or a burn or something I don't go for the plasters etc until the child is calm so I hug them until the tears have stopped etc then when they are calm I'll have a look and tell them what needs to be done like being washed out, plaster etc. If they still seem a bit upset etc they might get a lolly or a biscuit or something whilst I'm sorting them out.

SVJAA Fri 23-Dec-16 14:41:42

DD is the same, I got an extra Doc McStuffins bag and use that for first aid.

OvariesForgotHerPassword Fri 23-Dec-16 14:41:53

We make sure there are decorated plasters in there. We have Hello Kitty ones at the moment, you can get Peppa, Marvel and monkey ones at Morrisons. Oh and germolene is known as "barbie cream" or magic cream to make it more exciting.

Maybe you could make her her own box? A Frozen/Peppa lunchbox with kid friendly plasters, magic cream etc in there so that when she gets hurt, she gets her special "make it better box" or whatever you decide to call it, to take away the fear of the box itself and give her ownership of it?

We find that giving teddies and her doll plasters too helps. All her dolls ended up with steri strips on their heads a couple of weeks ago to try and get her to keep hers on!

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