This week was a little nuts, okay not a little nuts… majorly nuts! It seems that kiddo has gotten the chronic nosebleed gene from daddy which means gushing blood at random moments. Unfortunately there’s not a lot that can be done, we can up his iron intake, make sure the house feels like a sauna, keep a humidifier in his room and douse the inside of his nostrils with Vaseline.
Luckily blood doesn’t make mommy squeamish, with working at a school I’ve seen it all before and have dealt with my fair share of nosebleeds, especially since my husband went through a horrible phase before getting cauterized where he’d fill up half an ice-cream bucket or where I would come home to what looked like a murder scene when his nose would simply gush.
Of course after a stressful week of madness it seems that mom and toddler now have colds, of course.
So if your child ever gets a nosebleed, remember to stay calm (freaking out and having them freak out will only make the matter worse.) Grab a tissue or soft facecloth and hold it under the nose (if your child is freaked out over blood use a darker cloth) try and pinch the nostril shut and have your child lean forward (I know, easier said than done.) Apply a cold compress, either to the nose or the back of the neck. If you simply can’t stop the bleeding then call a doctor.