It’s hard to get kids to try new things, be it new food, new sports or new summer camps. Sigh! I think it’s just a personality trait — risk taking. Grasshopper and Sensei who is my least risk taking child is the most resistant to trying new foods as well as sports! PickyKidPix, however, is a daredevil. She’ll eat off your plate at restaurants so as not to miss out on anything good. She’s also game to most sports. My son is somewhere in between.
As a parent, I tend to treat them all the same. This means all three kids have “nosebleed” kits in their sports backpacks even though only one of them tends to get nosebleeds. And they all have chemical ice packs even though only one of them tends to get muscle pulls from tight hamstrings.
I haven’t included a wound and skin cleaner in their first aid kits though I should (and I will from now on). It’s surprising just what sports seem to tend towards injuries and it’s not what you’d think!
PickyKidPix likes to train as a boxer as a way to stay in shape for soccer and I like it for self-defense. She’s had two trainers and trains weekly but hasn’t had any sort of injury related to boxing, not even a bruise!
Soccer, on the other hand, is surprisingly dangerous. Concussions are common; her teammate has been out for months after being kicked in the head at Futsal.
Indoor soccer too can lead to collisions since the court is small and the game is fast-moving since the ball can hit the walls and still be in play. It’s like pinball soccer!
PickyKidPix played on the new elementary school playground (in her cleats) and nearly fell off the new Möbius climbing structure. She thinks it’s very dangerous for little kids but I suspect her choice of footwear has something to do with her tumble. The spongy surface of the playground prevented her from injury though!
Water sports can be surprisingly dangerous! Surfers have to watch out for coral reefs that can cut them up. The boards can hit them as well and sometimes my kids will fall off the board while riding the wave in, coming up hard into the beach’s abrasive sand.
My daughter tried crew as well this past fall and suffered from blisters on her hands from rowing but she game to try to learn to be coxswain this summer. Her latest sports obsession is rock climbing where she’s learning in an indoor gym. No injuries so far!
With active kids, I can really use Puracyn® Plus Duo-Care™ Wound & Skin Cleanser as part of my kids’ sports first aid kits that I make them carry.
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