Kids bump and bang their way through their early years. They also pick up nasty bugs.
They are kids. That's what they do.
For parents, especially new parents, realizing the seriousness of injury or illness can be agonizing.
A ding to the head can cause a lot of bleeding (compared to a scrape on the knee) - simply because there are more blood vessels in the noggin. A fever spike usually can be treated with a small dose of Tylenol and a cool cloth.
When, though, should you scoop up the child and head to the Emergency Room - or, in more urgent cases, dial 911?Read More