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Broken leg suggestions

My busy 11 month old has ended up with a broken leg (from falling off the bed). This happened on Monday and today we had to go get a second cast cause the first one was coming off. Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping this one on and also some bath ideas cause he is freaked out by keeping one leg out of the water and a month of sponge baths will mean a smelly boy.

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Asked by MelissaLea84 at 5:48 PM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They sell cast covers for baths and showers though I don't know if they will go that small. Try a medical supply store for that. Otherwise, a month of sponge baths will be fine. The only part of him that gets REALLY dirty is the diaper area and you clean that with every diaper change.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:55 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Time for showers!! My son had a broken leg at 15 months. other thing...keep it covered with one of your husband's socks! Just as a precaution. My son broke out in HIVES from his cast!

    Anyway...showers, cover it in plastic. If it's the fiberglass type, damp isn't going to hurt it. Plaster will need more care!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:07 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Time for showers with mom :) Try taking a small garbage bag (like a kitchen sized one) and covering the cast. The plastic + not being completely submerged in water = a clean baby that still has his cast on.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 6:12 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • sorry he might have to be a little smelly i have a 9 year old over active girl that has broke her leg last year . i washed her hair but mostly sponge baths. two days ago she broke her arm so now i am learning how to work with a new cast . i use garbage bags and duct tape. i put the tape on a towel first so not to hurt her. still gonna be hard to do. gl hon.

    Answer by nannybopeep at 11:28 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

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