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2year old broke her leg. AmandaBee123 18 kids; Oak Island, North Carolina 5771 posts
4th Jan '13

im so upset, my 2yo fell on new years eve on the ice on our driveway broke her little leg.
her tibia to be exact, its not a horrible break though, but she is in a whole leg cast!!!



meaning she cannot move her knee ankle or anything.



shes army crawling around and shes being such a trooper about it but im heartbroken



ive never had a broken bone so i have no idea how to handle this whole cast situation!!



how do i bathe her?!
do i take her around other kids or not?



i want her to play and have fun with her cousins but i dont want her getting upset when she sees them running and stuff!




any advice/help is much needed!!



TIA

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
4th Jan '13

I've broken my arm 4 times and dislocated my ankle once and needed a cast. You take a black trash bag before you put her in the bath and and tape that sucker up so as little water as possible gets in. You also try your hardest to keep that leg out of the tub (prop it up on something). The worst that will happen is that it will get wet and she will need another one because it will start to smell pretty raunchy.



Take her around friends/other children. She will still be able to play. Just be happy that it's not summer and she doesn't have to go swimming. That was always the worst!



Hope your baby feels better soon!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
4th Jan '13

Dont get the cast wet. I used to wrap mine in plastic wrap. Otherwise business as close to usual as it can be. I broke my leg then my arm 2 months after the leg cast came off.

LIVE.OUT.LOUD Due July 11 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lawrenceville, Georgia 1624 posts
4th Jan '13

When I was 8 I got hit by a car and broke my tibia and fibula. To bathe her put a grocery bag or trash bag around her leg and tie it. I think its fine to take her around other kids. Just keep an eye on her to be sure they don't get too rowdy. :-)

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" I've broken my arm 4 times and dislocated my ankle once and needed a cast. You take a black trash bag ... [snip!] ... happy that it's not summer and she doesn't have to go swimming. That was always the worst! Hope your baby feels better soon! "


woah! sounds like an exciting, and dangerous, lifestyle
must make for lots of interesting stories

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting regina_margot:" woah! sounds like an exciting, and dangerous, lifestyle must make for lots of interesting stories"


In our neighborhood growing up, there was just me, my sister, and a bunch of boys. I loved jumping my bike and climbing trees. The dislocated ankle was Marine Corps training. I fell off a balance log during the last leg of training (the Crucible) and ended up with a medical discharge.



I went to get stitches and casts so much as a child that my parents and I were questioned by DCFS.

regina_margot 2 kids; New York, New York 1543 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" In our neighborhood growing up, there was just me, my sister, and a bunch of boys. I loved jumping my ... [snip!] ... with a medical discharge. I went to get stitches and casts so much as a child that my parents and I were questioned by DCFS."


i too was a tomboy
it was super fun