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5 Helpful First Aid Tips That You May Have Never Heard Of

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.


  • 5 Helpful First Aid Tips That You May Have Never Heard Of 1 of 6
    5 Helpful First Aid Tips That You May Have Never Heard Of
    Here is a collection of first aid finds, I had never heard of - but totally will come in handy for common ailments. Click thru and I hope they help you and your little ones recover!
  • Remove a Splinter With Baking Soda 2 of 6
    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
  • Create an Ice Pack with Rubbing Alcohol 3 of 6
    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.
    Source: Real Simple
  • Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea 4 of 6
    Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea
    Sore throats = no bueno.
    Check out Sip and Om's recipe for cinnamon sore throat tea.
  • Bug Bites and Bananas 5 of 6
    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.
    image source: howmanycaloriesinbanana.net
  • Stop Diarrhea with Rice Water 6 of 6
    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

Hopefully the hurt is minor and can be treated at home. If you have any question about an injury, call 9-1-1 or seek medical advice from a professional.

Read more from Molly at Digital Mom Blog where she blogs technology, parenting and geekery.

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