A small accident last night. I was with MC helping her to prepare her bed while IC was with Papa in the kitchen tending to the newly baked bread.
And then chaos. IC crying and screaming in pain and Papa, in panic, hurriedly marching her into the bathroom saying, 'cold water would help.' Well I quickly run over to them; asking IC what happened but she continued crying. Apparently, IC couldnt resist touching the bread which is still steaming hot!
I held IC's hands, both of them, trying to look for the burned area but my husband was the authority. He took IC's left hand held it under the cold, running water. After that, I took a cold pack and held it over the left hand; but IC forcefully transferred the cold pack to the right hand! Her pain was in the right hand all along.
Now, that was a little bit shocking. If the burn was a dangerous one, we would only find out a little later that we were tending with the wrong hand!
When it comes to accidents like this; panic wont work. It is better to talk to our kids, let them calm down a little as we should calm down, too; and really understand what they are saying. We need to determine where the pain really is. Unless of course we witnessed first hand what really happened so we could proceed to the next step.
And we think we know all, yet there's another lesson learned here.