When treating children's wounds, the basic common-sense rules apply. So keep calm and always wash your hands before you make a start. Our useful tips should come in handy too.

  • If in doubt, get medical help
  • Explain what you're doing - children need to know what's going on to feel reassured
  • A minor wound will soon stop bleeding. If it doesn't, apply a little pressure to the spot with an antiseptic wipe. Try medicare's antiseptic wipes
  • Always wipe away from the wound to avoid infection
  • If anything is embedded under the skin, leave it alone, then visit your GP or local A&E
  • Let the area dry and then use a children's adhesive plaster such as medicare'sGarfield plasterswhich are skin friendly