Whether they are caused by a knock while playing, something which has been pushed inside their nostril or a little too much picking! Here’s how to treat it properly.
If your child has a nosebleed, it’s important that you stay calm. He may get upset by the sight of blood and need reassurance that he
will be OK. Once you have done this:
1. Sit him down with
his head tilted forward.
2. Pinch the soft part
at the end of his nose and hold for 10 minutes.
3. If the nosebleed continues for more
than an hour, take
your child to hospital.
4. Do not attempt to remove any objects
from your child’s nose – let a doctor do it.
Children are capable of putting the most unexpected objects
up their noses and you want to avoid the risk
of pushing it up further.
The British Red Cross offers specific children and babies’ first-aid training courses nationwide. Call 0844 412 2808 for more information.
There’s also an online resource offering free
first-aid advice – log
on at childrenfirstaid.redcross.org.uk.