Robyn Ashby stopped by to tell us how to treat the top five common playground accidents.
Prevention is key:
Every parent and babysitter should know first aid.
Parents should always have a first aid on hand in for emergencies if they're out at the park with their kids – create your own or look into a Fanny Pack Kit available at St John Ambulance. Good things to have on hand are band-aids, cleaning wipes for cuts and scrapes, an epi-pen for allergies – the basics that your child needs for safe playtime.
In the home, there's a lot of ways to treat injuries if you don't have all the items on hand, such as using a bag of frozen veggies instead of an ice pack or a roll of saran wrap for a sling.
Top Five Injuries:
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