One week ago today Chloe fell off our front steps and right into the rose bush. It was her worst accident yet. The right side of her face was a jumble of bloody cuts and scrapes, including a deep one on her forehead and her nose. After a quick phone call to the advice nurse, she suggested we bring Chloe in to see if she needed stitches. Thankfully, she did not.

Looking at her now, I am amazed at how quickly her wounds are healing. I fear she may have some scarring, but it is early to tell, and I hope hope hope that she won’t. I did learn something important, that Neosporin is not recommended for children under 2 (as it states on the label), mostly because an allergic reaction to the ingredient neomycin can develop if introduced too early. A better choice for toddler treatment is a double antibiotic ointment, like Polysporin. So far it seems to be working pretty well, although I’m considering a little vitamin e oil now that it has been a week. Hopefully most of the scabs will be diminished before we see the grandparents next week!

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