Tips for bumps and bruises

The toddler years are full of lumps, bumps and bruises, which happen with great frequency as your little one learns to walk, climb and explore. Most can be treated with a cuddle or a distraction, but more severe bumps or bruises may need a little extra TLC.

To help your child feel better:

  • Cuddles work best.
  • Apply an ice pack (wrapped in a cloth) to any swelling.
  • Pamol® may help to relieve pain (see our handy Little Helper tool to check the correct dosage).
  • For bumps on the head, keep your child awake. Look for signs of strange behaviour, loss of consciousness, unusual sleepiness or vomiting and fever, and contact your healthcare professional immediately.
Reference 1. NZ Ministry of Health, Medsafe, Label Statements Database. Accessed 30 May 2013. Reference 2. The Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation 2013, Kids Health. Accessed 30 May 2013. Pamol® is for the treatment of children’s pain and fever. Pamol® suspensions contain paracetamol 250mg/5mL. Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Incorrect use can be harmful. ® Registered Trademark. Aspen Pharmacare C/- Pharmacy Retailing, Auckland. TAPS PP3867.