Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 29-Jan-2010
Ayanna suffered a split lip today. Oh and how it broke my heart. I keep thinking of how I could have prevented it. Ayanna tripped over a toy and landed face down.
Few toddlers escape their first few years without at least one cut on the lip. It's good to know that these cuts usually heal very quickly. Phew! I applied an ice pack to ease the pain and control the bleeding. Sometimes letting the child suck on an ice pop helps too.
The plain truth is most accidents involving under 5s happen in the home.