More Play, Less Scars for your Kids!
It’s the school holiday season! Time for kids to have more fun and play. However, for some parents, in order to prevent their kids from injuries, may get too overprotective by restricting their play.
Let us not forget that young children learn best at play. By playing, they are exploring their imagination and learning interaction with others. This helps to develop their social and cognitive skills. Self-confidence is gained and helps greatly in engaging them in new environments and experiences.
Children may face common injuries like scraping and grazing. Kids may also be prone to mosquito or insect bites, which will lead them to scratching them, hence, leaving scars.
To prevent that from happening, here are some tips to ease those worries!
Before going out, preferably wear light, comfortable shoes when playing. This is to prevent blisters from forming, which may lead to dark marks on the skin. Ensure that the child’s foot is covered always to prevent from stepping on sharp objects.
Prevention is Better than Cure
If your child opt to wear slippers or short sleeves, ensure to apply insect repellent to prevent bites. When it starts to itch, scratching may form marks or scars.
Starting your own emergency kit can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!
If you do not own any first aid kit yet, it’s time to assemble one that’s easy to carry along in your bag.
Ensure the container or pouch where you place your items are roomy, durable, easy to carry and simple to open. These items are pretty common and could easily be found in pharmacies.
Here are some of the items you may want to include:
Item 1: A Pair of Tweezers
This is a must have item in every first aid bag. Not only is it helpful in removing small objects like splinters but it also helps to prevent contact when using a pair of tweezers to clean your kid’s wound as using your hand to clean can promote bacteria and infection instead.
Item 2: Child-Friendly Insect Repellent
Always remember to apply insect repellent before any outdoor activity!
The bite itch can be quite intolerable for some kids and lead to excessive scratching that may cause scarring, especially when kids have less self-restraint.
Item 3: Calamine Lotion
Calamine lotion is great for soothing the itch of insect bites or rashes!
Item 4: Antiseptic Wipes
A wound is susceptible to infection because of the bacteria from the surrounding. Thus, it is important to use an antiseptic wipe to kill the bacteria around the wound to prevent infection.
Item 5: Plaster
After cleaning the wound, apply a plaster to prevent germs from entering. This can also help to prevent possible infections!
Item 6: Hydrocolloid Dressing
As compared to gauze which dries the wound, hydrocolloid dressing helps to keep the wound moist and hydrated for proper wound healing as dried wound cause scabs that might lead to scars later
Item 7: Hiruscar Kids
To minimize scars appearance, apply Hiruscar Kids as soon as the wound is closed. Gently massage on the affected area as this can help the skin to absorb the ingredients better. The end result would be a softer, smoother skin and less visible scar.
Our kids are our treasure and we want to protect them from harm’s way. As much as we want to protect them, let’s not overdo it. Instead, gently remind them to be careful while playing! This is the only way for them to avoid injuries and grow stronger!