Sound the alarms! Lil Bobby fell out of a tree and broke his collarbone! Or maybe little Susi swallowed a hair clip. Sooner or later, most every parent will have to take his or her tot to the emergency room for immediate attention. It's only natural that babes suffering broken bones, high fevers and stove burns will be frightened to visit the hospital, but moms and dads can make the experience a bit easier with a few words and tricks from home. On the way there, take a breath from the chaos and explain the process and if you have time so your child knows what to expect. If you have the chance to grab goodies from home bring some snacks and something comforting (think teddy bear, video game, blanket) so your child feels comfortable.
Has your wee one made a trip to the ER yet?