If your baby gets a cut it can be scary. Babies are tiny, so even a little blood can look...
If your baby gets a cut it can be scary. Babies are tiny, so even a little blood can look like a lot. However, if you're prepared, there's no need to panic.

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1. Stop the bleeding - hold a clean piece of sterile gauze over the cut and apply pressure. 2. Clean it right - do not use hydrogen peroxide. Contrary to popular belief, hydrogen peroxide is not the ideal cut cleaner. According to various research, it can actually be toxic to the skin cells that will heal the cut. Use plain old soap and water. 3. Bandage up - airing out a wound is a popular issue, but in the case of kids and babies who tend to get grimy, a bandage will help to keep the cut clean. Also it prevents your little one from messing with the cut and later the scab - both of which can lead to infection. 4. Un-bandage - never pull a bandage off quickly. You may reopen the cut. Dab a little water on the edges of the bandage to minimize the ouch factor before slowly pulling the bandage off. When to panic!  Just kidding - do not panic. That said if your baby's cut is super deep or wide, won't stop bleeding when direct pressure is applied, or your baby also has a secondary injury - i.e. he looses consciousness, call 911 or head to the nearest hospital.

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