My boy had his first bad injury when he was 2.5 yr old. i was heavily 38 weeks pregnant with my 2nd boy at that time too. That evening I brought my boy and my maid for a walk at the garden,while climbing the stairs back to our home, my boy missed his steps and fell.His mouth actually hit the water bottle which was hanging round his neck. My careless maid who was holding his hand at that moment did not grib his hand tight hence is not able to pulled him back either . Myself is not able to stop the accident since i was heavily pregnant and trying to climb up the stairs too... he was badly hit with stitches require both inside and other his lower lip, front tooth was hit and gum swelling badly....we brought him to KK immediately but surgery cannot be done immediately since he need to put on anesetic and it require 4 hours away from his last feed. luckily i put sugar on his wound before we went KK and it stops the bleeding and allow him to wait for 1 to 2 hours for the surgery. In the surgery room when the jab was given to him , his body went stiff and eyes still remain open. i almost fainted when i saw how he reacted from the jab. My heart felt like being cut into two. i felt as if i am going to give born to my 2nd boy at KK.
30 mins after he woke up, vein in his eyes was red. for the next 1 week he suffer from swelling but children recover real fast.
From this incident , i would like to bring out some points which mummy can avoid such accident.
1) do not let your children have the waterbottle round his neck while they are walking or running . i never know those flip up cap can cause so bad injury thought it is not sharp at all. the vertical impact can be quite strong
2) place sugar to mouth wound , it can stop bleeding pretty fast.
lastly , if you think your maid are those dreaming away while they work, do not let them take care of children 100%.