As much as it pains me to prepare something like this, it is important that we mommies have a bandage kit handy in case our active kids hurt themselves while playing.
I still remember the first time Una had her first scrape. March 29, 2010 marked the day that my little girl’s skin is no longer flawless. What’s more painful? I was not around when it happened to her. She was with hubby’s cousin and she didn’t tell me that Una got hurt while they were playing outside. I only learned of it a few hours later when I was changing her clothes. As soon as I saw it, I had hubby rush to the nearest pharmacy to buy antibacterial oinment for her wound.
Some said that it’s only small and she’ll get over it. Some said that it’s part of growing up. Be as it may, it’s still painful to see my child hurting. Of course I no longer freaked out whenever she get some scratches here and there. Except when she was nicked by a piece of broken glass on her 2nd birthday’s dinner. We rushed her to the ER for cleaning. In-laws said that I was overreacting. I know the ER attendants in Medical City thought so too. We had to wait for almost an hour just to get her wound checked, cleaned and covered with steri-strip.
My point being, no matter how big or small a wound is, it is important that we take care of it before it gets too late and get infected.
Like I always say, I’d rather spend money on these medical home essentials that I’m not even sure if I’m going to use or not than make the most of our health card. Medical courses are not always necessary in order to treat your child’s minor cuts and bruises, but if you’re interested in learning more than the basics, click here.
Do you always have a bandage kit in your bag?