Bumps and bruises

Bumps and bruises


Children will get bumps and bruises as a normal part of growing up. Most bruises will disappear after approximately two weeks. 

If the bump starts to swell, soak a flannel in cold water and place it on the area for a few minutes to reduce any swelling. Check regularly that your child is playing and behaving as usual.

If your child continues to complain that it hurts, this could indicate a more serious injury and you should call NHS 111.

Last modified: 

25 Nov 2015