Elastoplast Tears into Smiles Challenge.
What do your kids call a cut or a graze?
A Boo Boo
Isabelle loves to make a huge song and dance whenever she falls over. She starts off crying and we’re desperately trying to work out if she’s hurt herself and if so what damage has been done whilst she bats us off covering up the ‘baddie’.
Once we’ve had a look we have to assess the situation and work out if it’s just a bang and we might need to rub on a bit of arnica or whether it’s more than that.
We have, like most parents a whole kit of stuff for every eventuality.
We have arnica for bruises
Antiseptic spray and cream to get all the nastiness out of a cut or graze
Plasters of course in all shapes and sizes
Cotton wool pads – for holding over the baddies (better with a sprinkling of magic water)
A cold pack that we keep in the freezer
I think that the biggest part of a cut or graze is the initial shock of falling over that scares them more than the resulting injury.
If we have plain plasters, then part of making it ‘all better’ is drawing a design on the plaster whilst a cotton pad is held in place to clean it is all part and parcel of making sure that all is good and well in the world again.
I’m not playing down any falls that Isabelle may have, but thankfully she’s never had any serious ones that have needed proper medical attention.
We were sent a set of both Frozen and Star Wars Plasters which have all the characters of the films on them so Isabelle has already pointed out her top few from both sets for ‘future baddies’.
I love a challenge so it was no different when we were asked to take part in the Tears into Smiles Challenge – #TearsintoSmiles
So what do you do when your child has a fall?
We do all of the above and Isabelle plays a huge part in this by cleaning it herself and putting the on cream herself. She likes to put on the plaster but her aim isn’t that great so we try and do this ourselves if we can.
Following the clean up we have a bit of calm time when we sit and have a cuddle and either watch a bit of TV or read a book together.
Once this is all done, it’s definitely a game of distraction that helps get the day back on track.
We were sent a Hoopla Garden Game to try out as part of the challenge which we set up in the lounge to start with but have since played with it in the Garden, and it’s even been on a trip to Nanny and Papa’s house.
Isabelle really liked this game and became the chief score taker (good for helping her count in tens and fives).
All the pieces come apart so could easily be packed away for the day on the beach as well.
This post is an entry for the Britmums #TearsIntoSmiles Challenge, sponsored by Elastoplast.