Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Healing time

Little D was so excited about the cake I baked last week that in her excitement, she forgot that the baking tray was hot and touched it just as I took it out of the oven. Ouch! We applied honey on it immediately, as MIL said that it was the best cure for burns.

A little while later a little blister appeared on her delicate pointer. She immediately asked for a band-aid. MIL got her one with tigger and pooh on it. And, you know what? She loved the band-aid, and it sure made it less painful for her.

A few days later, I was relieved to see that the blister had healed. But a small tiny mark remained on her finger. But Little D still insisted that she needed a band-aid for her "wound". Now, after a week, the mark has disappeared, but the funny thing is : she can still see it and insists on a band-aid for it!

I have since learnt the following about wounds:

* The fancier the band-aid, the longer it takes a wound to heal.

* When you let them see the whole box of cartoon band-aids, numerous imaginery wounds appear all over them! Even bruises need band-aids!

* With a plain band-aid, wounds heal fast super.

Moral of the story: If you want to save money, buy plain band-aids!
But to make it less painful for the child, just draw a smiley face/cartoon on it!


Yan said...

Signed on it - with love, mum! It's economical, it sure heals even faster!

Stardust said...

OUCH!! Poor lil D... sayang...

Glad that the wound has healed. Quite surprised to know that cute band aids can be a relief. ;) You sure have a point there, but I probably won't mind using such band aid if the child feels less strained about the wound. =P

iml said...

I had that problem too. Any excuse and reason to paste a cute plaster untill all were used up. Plain ones last longer too.

JoMel said...

Haha! Noted! I have never bought cartoon band-aids and now I know I will never. :)