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My 2 year old busted his lip!:(

How can i help it from getting super swollen/bruised & what can i do to help?

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._Andrea_.

Asked by ._Andrea_. at 11:29 PM on Aug. 20, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • How bad is it? Is he bleeding? Does he need to see a doctor? Is there debris in the cut? How did it happen? Have you tried ice? More info would help.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:32 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • Ice it.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 11:53 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • It bled a little. He just cut it with his top teeth because he hit his chin. No debris & the bleeding stopped pretty fast. Its just a bit swollen. He was throwing a fit :/
    ._Andrea_.

    Comment by ._Andrea_. (original poster) at 12:02 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • an icepak should do it or a popsicle
    GrandmaO2008

    Answer by GrandmaO2008 at 12:38 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • A popsicle is a good idea...but I highly doubt it would bruise or swell up from just that.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:54 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • I always popped in a pacifier. It stops the bleeding fast & lessens the swelling. If he resists anything cold on it, just leave it as long as the bleeding stopped. Both my kids have done that many times by tripping & hitting their face on my tile floor in the kitchen so I put down area rugs. Poor baby :( I hate when that happens.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:18 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • My daughter cut her lip pretty bad with her teeth when she fell and I let her suck on ice cube and a wet wash cloth. My doctor suggested it and even though she bled for a bit it finally did stop bleeding once she could stop crying long enough to suck on it. Sorry it happened and hope your little one is doing ok now.
    mommahood424

    Answer by mommahood424 at 9:47 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • ice it, they can put stitches in lips, go to dr.
    juls1111

    Answer by juls1111 at 10:39 AM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Give him an ice pop
    mlmsm928

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 12:19 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

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