P tripped and fell.
But, this time…what he fell in to was not just the floor.
He fell on top of my chi iron (for those of you who don’t know what a chi is – it’s a hair straightner).
And yes, it was ON…and H O T! 🙁
I was right behind him so I was able to grab him up before it got really bad. But, he did get 2 burns. It’s hard to see in the pics, but he has one on the middle of his palm (that has started to blister) and one on his forearm. Poor lil guy. He cried for 3o minutes!
Now he keeps coming up to me and wanting me to kiss his boo boo.
I had no idea what to do for him…so of course, I googled “what to do if your toddler gets burned”.
Here’s what I found out:
1. Quickly cool the area by submerging it in cool water 10 to 15 minutes. P wouldn’t let me run it under water so I got a cold wash cloth and gently dabbed the burns.
2. Dry the area and cover it with a sterile bandage. If your toddler is uncomfortable, give him the appropriate dose of acetaminophen (baby tylenol) or ibprofen to ease the pain.
3. If the burn starts to blister, apply an antiseptic ointment and cover the area loosely with a nonstick bandage.
*Never try to break a blister. Blisters are an important part of the skin’s healing process.
*Don’t put butter, grease, lotion, or powder on the burn. All of these could increase the risk of infection.
*Don’t use ice, which can further damage the skin.
I hope this doesn’t happen to your toddler, but in case it does, you’ll be more prepared than I was.